Getting ready for the final night of Vivid sydney.
I made a compilation of my favourite songs from 2012 which you can, of course, download or stream:
+ click here to download or stream the vanmega.com 2012 audio almanac
2012 was an insanely good year for music. So much diversity, so many interesting people doing interesting things. I had a legitimate challenge editing my list down to 21 songs.
Also, a lot of Vancouver bands got love this year. Blame Sled Island.
Those who’ve been following my blog for a while may recall that I’ve done these almanacs for years. They used to be serious productions where I made and mailed out pretty little CD’s to hundreds of people. Over the last few years things got really stripped down. I’m pleased that the digital component of this year’s almanac is great, thanks in very big part to Leigh building the liner notes microsite AND making it completely compatible and sexy for mobile devices. She’s also responsible for the cover art too. She’s basically the best.
Thanks for listening and sharing and stuff. Awww yeah, 2012!
Jesus Christ, I can’t believe I missed this. Van Mega puts out a mixtape every year that I’ve been getting since 2003 and it is always, without fail, a definite treat.
(Source: vanmega, via kayfabe)
A riot police officer is engulfed by petrol bomb flames in front of parliament during clashes in Athens on November 7, 2012. (Dimitri Messinis/Associated Press
A protester joins a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens on November 7, 2012.(Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)