Saturday, 1 January 2011


i rarely do this but thought that it would be interesting to consider the past year and compile a best of list for 2010. The items haven’t necessarily found the light of day in 2010 more that this was the year i encountered them or in the case of the music found itself on repeat play on the ipod.
Book, fiction – The Road by Cormac McCarthy or Zeitoun by Dave Eggers also this was the year i found Robert Harris so the Cicero trilogy is up there.
Book, nonfiction - Structure Systems by Heinrich Engel
Web site -
Blog –
Podcast - in our time – if I had to pick one it might be Daoism or maybe Logic
Music, track – women of the Ghetto by Marlena Shaw or reach you by Engine-EarZ Experiment ft Lena Cullen
Music, album – The Man Machine – Kraftwerk has been the sound track to 2010.
Music, video – ok go – this too shall pass but the audiobullys – only man has to be mentioned – don’t you want those trainers?
Film – a Single Man or Kick Ass for obviously different reasons
Gig – close call between Tom Jones or Gentleman’s Dub Club both at Latitude.
Dance – new art club at Ipswich Dance House.
Theatre – The Way to the Sea - at Aldeburgh Festival
Live art – Pregnant by Mamoru Iriguchi at Pulse Festival
Event – TEDx Aldeburgh at The Hoffman Building.
Exhibition, art - Isa Melsheimer at Carré d'art, Nimes or Lygia Clark at Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Also Serra at the Gagosian was a must see.
Exhibition, museum – I was drawn again this year to the Hunterian museum, although the museum of miniatures in Montpellier was glorious.
Television – The Trip or American Chopper
Radio, series – history of 100 objects, radio 4
Radio, one off program – How to get an A star, radio 4
Radio show – The Radcliffe and Maconie Show