motodraconis, I needed one extra element for your package. But it will be with you shortly ;) P.S. Thanks for a lovely weekend, full of princesses.
Today's soundtrack was supplied by girlycomic, who had thrown herself at what is surely the ultimate tenovertwelve theme, ticky, envisioned as a big happy splurge of all the songs that had perfectly ticked her box this year. It's a good listen, as you can surely imagine, head nodding and foot-stamping stuff. Some serious highlights for me were Grinderman's Palaces of Montezeuma, Even a Palm tree by Paul Heaton and Belinda by Ben Folds & Nick Hornby, despite none of them really being my usual kind of thing, which is of course the point of tenovertwelve! I was also so pleased to see Divine Comedy's At the Indie Disco in the mix; I've regretfully excluded it myself this year and it deserves inclusion, even though it's way past flirting with cliché, is more really dragging cliché off for a romantic weekend in Paris in a shower of chocolates and frillie undies. And the theme from misfits, ta for that. It also delivers the unexpected; go under the cut for the full tracklist and The Toadlickers, a terrifying construction of banjos, muppets and line dancing from .... WTF, Thomas Dolby?????
Other things that are great right now: Paul Di Philippo's Lost Pages, Johnny Wander, Darwin Feast planning, bulbs coming up, my kitten.