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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

best of 2013 by brett & fiona of m'lady's records

1. Stewart Lee, and everything that Stewart Lee has written or performed publicly. (tie) Bridget Christie and everything that Bridget Christie has written or performed publicly.

2. Urupukapuka Island, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

3. Hysterics & Vexx live in Olympia and in Portland and on record

4. Fred & Toody live and "unplugged" (though fully electric) at Doug Fir in Portland

5. Cate Le Bon "Mug Museum" LP and live, especially the single "Are You With Me Now?"

6. Neo Boys "Sooner Or Later" 2xLP reissue (K/Mississippi)

7. Ohana Sushi train, Portland, Ore.

8. Tig Notaro "Stool Movement" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo1oyoRGkCg)

9. Vaux's Swifts roosting in the chimney of Chapman Elementary, Portland, Ore.

10. Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds, and Blue Basin, John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

11. Going to Los Angeles for a week in winter [just a week, mind...]

12. Portland Museum of Modern Art, in the basement of the Mississippi Records building, especially the Mr. Otis show, Portland, Ore.

13. Multnomah County Health Services

14. Edna Vasquez performing at the Lents International Farmers Market, Portland, Ore.

15. The women of the current cast of Saturday Night Live

16. Legalization of marijuana in Washington state

17. The Russian women's sychronized swimming performing to the theme from "Suspiria" (see no. 16)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUFJ2cGZtQk

18. Helsing Junction CSA / Shaksan strawberries / 3 day punk festival

19. Bowpicker Fish & Chips, Astoria, Ore.

20. Sou'wester Lodge's artist-in-residency program, Seaview, Wash.

21. Golden Teacher "Bells From the Deep End" 12" EP (Optimo Records, UK)

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