Monday, 2 January 2012


new year was all about the outside – a walk over the mashes at Aldeburgh in the evening and the next day the usual meeting at Covehithe. meanwhile a list of some of my highlights of the year, not all out this year but it was the year i found them.
Book, fiction – Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
Book, nonfiction – Folding Techniques for Designers – From sheet to form – Paul Jackson
Blog –
Podcast – Freakonomics closely followed as ever by in our time
Music, track – IMFAC party rock anthem
or Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod
Music, album – Metronomy – The English Riviera
Music, video – i enjoyed the knowing postmodern madness of Duran Duran’s ‘film’ but
Film – Departed closely followed by
Norwegian Wood
Film – documentary Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
Gig – rubberbanditz
Dance – Akram Khan Dance Company - Vertical Road
Theatre – The Strange undoing of Prudencia Hart – National Theatre of Scotland
Live art – shunt at Latitude
Event – faster than sound with Christian Marclay - Hoffman Building Aldeburgh
Exhibition, art – Lee Yongback in the Korean Pavillion at Venice Biennale
Television – Fresh Meat
Radio, series – in our time BBC Radio 4
Radio show – Radcliffe and Maconie BBC Radio 6 or Jarvis Cocker - Sunday Service