AT & T Park - Screenshot from Askon video

2010 has been a strange year. It’s had its up and downs and some stuff happened that made me really think about what matters most.

Fcuk it!

It’s been a year for the Old Spice man and the iPad. A nerd had a movie made about him and Wikileaks leaked a bit too much. Ireland’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons, IMF, bailouts, unemployment and not being able to get out of the place quick enough.

The year I started doing a lot more writing and Elvis Costello and Plan B used my reviews in their websites and I got to review some great gigs and interview some amazing people. Thanks to everyone who came on the Culture Cafe on DCUfm.com and who listened whenever I hijacked the radiowaves.

We had three snowpocalypses/i and had more than one hot day.

I could go on talking about what music and films I enjoyed, who I loved, who I hated but no mini review could be complete without me mentioning the thrill of the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series.

Roll of Honour:

Man of the Year award does to Brian Wilson

Underrated Album of the year: Semi Precious Weapons

Pop Song of the Year: Bruno Mars – Amazing

Gig of the year: Train at Vicar St

Most unexpected event: Inculto playing live in my living room.

Announcement of the Year: Garbage are getting back together.

Best buy of the year: Jointly awarded to my netbook and my hiking boots.

Eejit of the Year: George Michael for being stupid enough to land himself in jail.

Hero of the Year: My biggest Godchild

Onwards and upwards, 2011 is nigh, hell, its across half of Europe at this stage. Here’s to a better year for us all, life, love and happiness, may all our dreams come true.


P.S. I do know that the correct code should be </2010> it sends the whole post weird though.. :S