Friday, August 31, 2012

Bonus stoked on football coming back list: Top 10 college football games of the 2011 season

10. Baylor 50, TCU 48
9. TCU 36, Boise State 35
8. Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38
7. LSU 9, Alabama 6
6. Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31
5. Baylor 67, Washington 56
4. Iowa State 37, Oklahoma State 31 (2 OT)
3. Wisconsin 42, Michigan State 39
2. Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38 (OT)
1. Stanford 56, USC 48 (3 OT)

Top 5 albums I own on vinyl (in terms of rarity / appearance / personal connection)

5. The Libertines - For Pete's Sake (bootleg)
4. Glassjaw - Worship and Tribute (white, out of 1000 I think)
3. Ramones - Rocket to Russia (translucent red)
2. Radiohead - Kid A (double 10")
1. Fake Problems - Real Ghosts Caught on Tape (emerald blue, out of 700 or something)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Five albums I'm really feeling lately

  • Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
  • Joy Division - Closer
  • The xx - Coexist
  • Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte
  • Radiohead - Amnesiac

Monday, August 20, 2012

Things I have been doing these last two and a half weeks instead of making lists

  • Driving halfway across the country
  • Moving into a new apartment
  • Flying to and from Idaho
  • Relentlessly tanning
  • Not having Internet access
  • Watching the first season of Arrested Development for the millionth time
  • Eating burritos and burgers

Friday, August 3, 2012

What my ballot would look like if I was asked to vote in the Sight & Sound poll *

10. There Will Be Blood (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
9. Annie Hall (dir. Woody Allen)
8. Mulholland Drive (dir. David Lynch)
7. Taxi Driver (dir. Martin Scorsese)
6. 8½ (dir. Federico Fellini)
5. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (dir. Sergio Leone)
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
3. Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
2. The Godfather (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
1. Casablanca (dir. Michael Curtiz)

Shortlisted: Memento, Fargo, The Godfather pt. II, Brazil, Raging Bull, Chinatown, The Thing, Pan's Labyrinth

* In that these would represent, to me, the essential film canon, rather than my ten personal favorites (and yes, I know there are significant blindspots)