The EC FARTYs 2005

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The EC FARTYs 2005

Postby Mike Boom » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:07 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, a warm space age welcome if you will for -

The EC FARTY AWARDS 2005
(The Elvis Costello Fans Artists, Records, Things of the Year Awards).

Heres how it works - you , yes you, just fill out the form below and we add up all the votes and see who or what, wins - where there is no clear winner we will just make it up. Please put albums and songs of the year in order and limit it to 5. Go on then, what are you waiting for?

Albums of the Year
Songs of the Year

Live Concert of the Year

Band of the Year
Solo Artist of the Year
Songwriter of the Year

Movie of the Year
TV Show of the Year

Sporting Moment of the Year

Hero of the Year
Wanker of the Year

Sandwich of the Year
Drink of the Year

Thread of the Year
E C Fans Poster of the Year

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year
Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year
echos myron like a siren
with endurance like the liberty bell
and he tells you of the dreamers
but he's cracked up like the road
and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby El Vez » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:12 pm

The answer to all of those is Joe Pesci.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:57 pm

Before I get out the door:

Albums of the Year

Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Eels - Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Naturally

Songs of the Year

"The Ocean" - Richard Hawley
"John Wayne Gacy, Jr." - Sufjan Stevens
"Welhorn Yards" - Richmond Fontaine
"In The Yard Behind The Church" - Eels
"Snowden" - Doves

Live Concert of the Year

M. Ward at the Bowery Ballroom

Band of the Year

The Arcade Fire

Solo Artist of the Year

Richard Swift

Songwriter of the Year

Sufjan Stevens

Movie of the Year

What are movies? ;-)

Seriously, I have no idea, because I've seen so few films this year.

TV Show of the Year

"Curb Your Enthusiasm"

Sporting Moment of the Year

Chelsea win the league! :-)

Hero of the Year

Jon Stewart

Wanker of the Year

Three-way tie between Dick Cheney, George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld

Sandwich of the Year

Peanut butter and banana

Drink of the Year

Diet Dr. Pepper... and wine - lots and lots of wine.

Thread of the Year

Pope John Paul II RIP

EC Fans Poster of the Year

Extreme Honey (for entertainment value only)

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year

Secret Arias, I guess.

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year

"Kid About It" - 'cause my life's all about the kids. :?

If I could pick a non-EC song, it would be "This Boy Is Exhausted" by The Wrens.

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:53 pm

Albums of the Year:

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Naturally
M. Ward - Transistor Radio
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Josh Rouse - Nashville
Bettye LaVette - I've Got My Own Hell To Raise

Songs of the Year:

"Extraordinary Machine" - Fiona Apple
"This Land Is Your Land" - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
"Carolina" - Josh Rouse


Live Concert of the Year:

Paul McCartney

Band of the Year:

Wilco

Solo Artist of the Year:

M. Ward

Songwriter of the Year:

Sufjan Stevens

Movie of the Year:

No Direction Home
Broken Flowers

TV Show of the Year:

Six Feet Under
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Sporting Moment of the Year: N/A

Hero of the Year: Jon Stewart

Wanker of the Year: Pat Robertson

Sandwich of the Year: Chicken panini in Montreal

Drink of the Year: Wine

Thread of the Year: RIP Pope John Paul II

E C Fans Poster of the Year: Extreme Honey

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year: Emmylou Harris & Larry Campbell

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year: "Opportunity"
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Postby so lacklustre » Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:53 pm

Albums of the Year
Eels - Blinking Lights
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
The Rakes - Capture/Release

Live mention for the Pogues - Live at Brixton Academy

Songs of the Year
Eels - Old Shit/New Shit & Things The Grandchildren Should Know
The Rakes - Strasbourg
The Futureheads - Decent Days and Nights

Live Concert of the Year - Eels

Band of the Year - Eels
Solo Artist of the Year - Wreckless Eric (mainly for his blog)
Songwriter of the Year - E

Movie of the Year - Corpse Bride
TV Show of the Year - Later

Sporting Moment of the Year - The Ashes

Hero of the Year - I avoid hero worship
Wanker of the Year - Mr Average

Sandwich of the Year - Sausage & Bacon
Drink of the Year - Guinness

Thread of the Year - Pope RIP
E C Fans Poster of the Year - WSS, he's relentless

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year - Not meeting him after the Hammersmith gig
Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year - God Give Me Strength
signed with love and vicious kisses

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Postby invisible Pole » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:27 pm

Albums of the Year
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
The Go-Betweens - Oceans Apart
The Clientele - Strange Geometry
Echo & the Bunnymen - Siberia
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Songs of the Year
Bright Eyes - Another Travellin' Song
Echo and the Bunnymen - Stormy Weather
The Go-Betweens - The Statue
Jens Lekman - Black Cab
Franz Ferdinand - Eleanor Put Your Boots On

Live Concert of the Year - haven't been to any

Band of the Year - Bright Eyes
Solo Artist of the Year - Jens Lekman
Songwriter of the Year - Sufjan Stevens

Movie of the Year - haven't seen that many new ones
TV Show of the Year - Desperate Housewives

Sporting Moment of the Year - Poland qualifying to World Cup 2006 tied with Champions League Final

Hero of the Year - Pope John Paul II
Wanker of the Year - Putin

Sandwich of the Year - Lettuce, Ham & Egg
Drink of the Year - Vodka

Thread of the Year - What are you listening to right now ?
EC Fans Poster of the Year - verbal gymnastics

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year - recording a new album with Allen Toussaint (hopefully)
Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year - The Big Light
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Postby miss buenos aires » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:16 pm

Albums of the Year
The Decemberists- Picaresque
Franz Ferdinand- YCHISMB
Keren Ann- NoLIta
Spoon- Gimme Fiction
Stephen Malkmus- Face the Truth


Songs of the Year
Sleater-Kinney- Entertain
Nouvelle Vague- The Guns of Brixton
White Stripes- My Doorbell
Gorillaz- Feel Good, Inc.
Beck- Girl

Live Concert of the Year
Of Montreal, somewhere in Brooklyn

Movie of the Year
Mad Hot Ballroom

TV Show of the Year

Deadwood
-and-
Arrested Development
-and-
Six Feet Under

And I want to say Project Runway, but I'm afraid you guys will judge me for watching so much tv.

Sporting Moment of the Year

Cycle 4 of America's Next Top Model, where they all go to Japan

Hero of the Year
Cindy Sheehan

Wanker of the Year
whoever cancelled Arrested Development

Sandwich of the Year
veggie cheeseburger with Canadian fakin' from BetterBurger

Drink of the Year
Quilmes

Thread of the Year
Random Thoughts

E C Fans Poster of the Year
Can I say me? If I didn't post here, I would never come here. My posts always brighten up my day. Second choice is whoever flirts with me. I.e., mood swung.

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year
Unsuccessfully stalking him at Joe's Pub. Pip, that was this year, right? Second choice is stalking him even less successfully at Festival BUE.

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year
Episode of Blonde, as I am just a lonely, likely pilgrim...

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:22 pm

miss buenos aires wrote:E C Fans Poster of the Year
Can I say me? If I didn't post here, I would never come here. My posts always brighten up my day.

Love the logic!
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Postby El Vez » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:50 pm

Albums of the Year
Master of Disaster, John Hiatt
Begonias, Thad Cockrell & Caitlin Cary
Georgia Hard, Robbie Fulks
Chicago Wind, Merle Haggard
Make It Through This World, Greg Trooper

Songs of the Year
"Master of Disaster" - John Hiatt
"Little Caesar" - Vic Chesnutt
"Two Different Things" - Thad Cockrell & Caitlin Cary
"John Wayne Gacy, Jr." - Sufjan Stevens
"Crazy As A Loon" - John Prine

Live Concert of the Year
Alejandro Escovedo @ City Stages

Band of the Year
The Cardinals (for not assassinating Ryan Adams)

Solo Artist of the Year
John Prine

Songwriter of the Year
Merle Haggard

Movie of the Year
A History of Violence

TV Show of the Year
The Daily Show
Deadwood

Sporting Moment of the Year
Wrestlemania

Hero of the Year
George Clooney

Wanker of the Year
Michael Medved

Sandwich of the Year
Pastrami

Drink of the Year
Coffee

Thread of the Year
Random Thoughts

E C Fans Poster of the Year
Doc Spooky & Spooky Girlfriend

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year
Seeing him live for the first time in New Orleans

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year
Maybe there's one and it's eluding me right now but I don't think there's an E.C. song that functions as a commentary track on my '05.

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Postby selfmademug » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:03 pm

Albums of the Year
1. Elbow - Leaders of the Free World
2. Doves - Some Cities
3. Pernice Brothers - Discover a Lovelier You
4. Arcade Fire - Arcade Fire
5. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better

Songs of the Year
1. Great Expectations - Elbow
2. Snowden - Doves
3. Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand
4. There Goes the Sun - Pernice Brothers
5. All the Way - Ladytron

Live Concert of the Year
Trashcan Sinatras at The Paradise
Doves at Avalon
Gang of Four at Avalon

Band of the Year
Elbow

Solo Artist of the Year
Bob Dylan-- he was everywhere

Songwriter of the Year
Ditto

Movie of the Year
My Frikkin Life (I'm pretty sure that was a movie, I can't possibly have lived through it)

TV Show of the Year
The Daily Show

Sporting Moment of the Year
My thwarted attempt at making peace with Extreme Honey

Hero of the Year
Anderson Cooper

Wanker of the Year
George W. Bush

Sandwich of the Year
Natural peanut butter on cinnamon bread
or, me sitting between VG and the Doofster in a London Bar

Drink of the Year
Sugar-free Red Bull

Thread of the Year
What are you listening to right now?

E C Fans Poster of the Year
MBA for moving all the way to fucking Buenos Aires just for the sake of poetic justice

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year
Spotted wearing denim in Manhattan

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year
Imagination (Is a Powerful Deceiver)

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Postby Mike Boom » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:51 pm

Albums of the Year
The Magic Numbers -The Magic Numbers
Ariel - Kate Bush
Coles Corner - Richard Hawley
Illinoise - Sufjan Stevens
Made in China - Juliana Hatfield

Songs of the Year
Hymn to Her - The Magic Numbers
A Coral Room - Kate Bush
Go To Sleep - the Eames Era
Since K Got Over Me - the Clientele
Can You Do That Dance - Pink Mountaintops

Live Concert of the Year
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at the Bass Hall Ft Worth

Band of the Year
The Clientele/ The Magic Numbers

Solo Artist of the Year
Richard Hawley

Songwriter of the Year
Sufjan Stevens

Movie of the Year
Capote

TV Show of the Year
Desperate Housewives

Sporting Moment of the Year
New Zealand win a rugby league series against Australia for the first time in my lifetime

Hero of the Year
Bob Dylan

Wanker of the Year
Bill O Reilly / Pat Robertson

Sandwich of the Year
Vegemite and Potato Chips

Drink of the Year
Beer, any beer, as long as its cold.

Thread of the Year
What Are You Listening To Right Now?

E C Fans Poster of the Year
Otis

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year
Right Spectacle DVD

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year
The Great Unknown
echos myron like a siren

with endurance like the liberty bell

and he tells you of the dreamers

but he's cracked up like the road

and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby miss buenos aires » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:11 pm

Can I change mine? Mug is my new favorite Poster of the Year...

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Postby selfmademug » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:33 pm

Shucks, gal! It was the peanut butter on cinnamon bread, wasn't it? My son's invention. We're both addicted.

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:00 pm

Albums of the Year
Eugene Kelly - Man Alive
The Fall - Complete Peel Sessions


Songs of the Year
Eugene Kelly - I'm Through with Drugs
Bob Mould - High Fidelity


Live Concert of the Year
Bob Mould - Mean Fiddler London
Buzzcocks - University of Surrey - Guildford

Band of the Year
Jumbo Circus Peanuts

Solo Artist of the Year
Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Songwriter of the Year
Bob Mould

Movie of the Year
End of the Century

TV Show of the Year
Arrested Development (on DVD)

Sporting Moment of the Year
Superbowl - Pats beat T.O. and the Eagles
Surrey v Hampshire at the Oval

Hero of the Year
My driving instructor

Wanker of the Year
T.O.

Sandwich of the Year
None of these dodgy English sarnis - Tuna sub with hot peppers and pickles from D'Angelos

Drink of the Year
Gibsons

Thread of the Year
That Diana Krall caption the picture one is pretty amusing

E C Fans Poster of the Year
It has to be Who Shot Sam - he's always on the board

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year
Hammersmith show and pre-show meet up

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year
The Invisible Man
Everyone just needs to fuckin’ relax. Smoke more weed, the world is ending.

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Postby mood swung » Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:17 pm

I don’t really feel qualified to comment, but I rarely let that stop me.

Albums of the Year (or, Albums by guys whose first name starts with J)

John Prine – Fair & Square
John Hiatt – Master of Disaster
Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams
I’d put the Bright Eyes acoustic record here, but I hate the way it begins. And it doesn’t fit my pattern.

Songs of the Year
John Prine – Clay Pigeons (not his, I know, but I explained this already)
John Hiatt – Howlin’ Down the Cumberland
Bright Eyes (Worst. Name. Ever) – Another Travellin’ Song
Jack Johnson - Constellations

Live Concert of the Year - Elvis, Lucinda, Jack Johnson, John Prine or the Kings of Leon? I don’t have as many as some (like VG) to choose from. This is the sticks, after all. Elvis at the Tennessee Theatre, because the company was so good.

Band of the Year - Kings of Leon

Solo Artist of the Year – John Prine, because damn, it was good to be there.

Songwriter of the Year – Swung/Beanz. The Meatball Song is a classic waiting for the right producer.

Movie of the Year - I’m going with DVD of the year on this, since I haven’t seen many movies. Napoleon Dynamite. Sweet!

TV Show of the Year – er. I know, I know, they’ve recycled the same stories three times now. But one word: Kovac.

Sporting Moment of the Year – Lance Armstrong’s 7th.

Hero of the Year – So Lacklustre

Wanker of the Year – me. I gotta grow some cajones.

Sandwich of the Year – the post-thanksgiving turkey on white with lettuce, mayo and cranberry sauce. No coleslaw on or beside.

Drink of the Year – water, with just a little unsweetened cranberry juice concentrate. And beer. Southpaw: cheap, yet drinkable. It doesn’t matter after the first one or two, anyway.

Thread of the Year – I’m Off to Work!!! G2S’s green shining nipular emerald, OS’s bowel habits, MBA’s new do, my poor Socks’ plumbing problems, whar’s worst sexual moment - it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

E C Fans Poster of the Year – El Vez. (sucking up to the Prime Prine Poster is my final initiation rite into the Double Naught Prine Patrol). And he’s very, very funny to boot. 2nd up would be MBA, for almost nominating me!

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year – Him singing Knoxville Girl, in Knoxville, of all places. And his “we’ve always wanted to play here” comment after the show.

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year – Battered Old Bird
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Postby pip_52 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:35 pm

miss buenos aires wrote:Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year
Unsuccessfully stalking him at Joe's Pub. Pip, that was this year, right?


Actually I think that was last year ... although it was enough of a highlight that I think it should still be eligible for this year ...

Next year will be the year we actually manage to talk to him!

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Postby noiseradio » Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:39 pm

Albums of the Year:

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
50 Foot Wave - Golden Ocean
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Michael Penn - Mr. Hollywood Jr, 1947
Tim Fite - Gone Ain't Gone
Johhny Cash - Legend

Songs of the Year:

Sufjan Stevens - "John Wayne Gacy"
Tim Fite - "No Good Here"
Michael Penn - "Walter Reed"

Live Concert of the Year--Hosty Duo at the Wreck Room, Ft. Worth

Band of the Year--Wilco

Solo Artist of the Year--Sufjan Stevens

Songwriter of the Year--Sufjan Stevens

Movie of the Year--Walk the Line

TV Show(s) of the Year:

Arrested Development
The Office (not as great as the UK version but still really funny)


Sporting Moment of the Year--I couldn't care less.

Hero of the Year--Kinky Friedman

Wanker of the Year--Michael Brown

Sandwich of the Year--The one I made from Thanksgiving leftovers with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and a little bit of sweet potato on 9-grain wheat bread. Mmmmmmmmmm.

Drink of the Year--Sazerac, which I discovered in July in New Orleans and am planning to drink again there this summer.

Thread of the Year--The Rita thread

E C Fans Poster of the Year--El Vez. Makes me laugh every time.

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year--The news about the record with Allen Tousaint

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year--"Peace Love & Understanding." Even if Nick Lowe wrote it.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:00 pm

Albums of the Year
Leaders of the Free World - Elbow
Funeral - Arcade Fire (Feb '05 here, maaan)
The Magic Numbers -The Magic Numbers
You Could Have It So Much Better - Franz Ferdinand
Want Two - Rufus (or if you prefer, the new Want, which is 1 + 2 as one item)


Songs of the Year
Great Expectations - Elbow (by several miles)
Leaders of the Free World - Elbow
Almost Forgot Myself - Doves
Jesusland - Ben Folds
Chinito Chinito - Ry Cooder
(though I'm tempted to make it 5 by Elbow)

Live Concert of the Year
Very hard! What a year - The Fall, Rufus and Martha, EC x 3, Josh Rouse, Dylan, Franz F. Dylan was an incredible experience, but the prize for sheer musical magnificence and all round pleasure has to be Elbow at the Brixton Academy, cos there's nothing better than seeing a great band at the top of their game

Band of the Year
Elbow

Solo Artist of the Year
Bob Dylan - I've discovered so much, and have so much more to explore

Songwriter of the Year
Guy Garvey/Elbow

Movie of the Year
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or The Curse of the Wererabbit (did I get to the cinema once in the evening this year? I suspect not)

TV Show of the Year
Shared: Attenborough's utterly stunning Life in the Undergrowth and the superb Bleak House - both examples of their genres at their best

Sporting Moment of the Year
Man Utd's moral victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup

Hero of the Year
George Best, thanks for the memories and inspiration, sorry about the liver

Wanker of the Year
Whichever individual or group that 'inspired' four seemingly regular Leeds/Bradford Muslim lads to blow up their fellow citizens on July 7

Sandwich of the Year
This and every year: BLAT. That's BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato, with the bacon just cooked) + avocado, and lots of mayo and dijon mustard. On a good grainy bread.

Drink of the Year
Palo Cortado from Waitrose (dry but full-flavoured sherry, darkish colour) - kept overdoing it at lunchtime. The sort of drink you can have for breakfast, elevenses, lunch, aftenoon tipple, pre-dinner, dinner, dessert, digestif. I did most of those.

Thread of the Year
What Are You Listening To Right Now?

E C Fans Poster of the Year
Selfmademug a) for making it to London, b) for grace under pressure, c) for having great taste (see how much I've copied her choices! The Sufjan Gacy song is great, but we're the Great Expectations splinter group), d) for being consistently worth reading through her intelligence and verbal skills. Special mention too to Mike Boom.:wink: And special thanks to the Spookies and Blue for being great. And to my mum and dad. I love you all, honest!

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year
Hammersmith was great for the meet up, the drunkenness and the excitement of seeing him again, Leicester for the low-keyness and therefore being right at the front with space around with VG and taper-chum, but the top award has to be Cornbury: my first open air Elvis, with my three boys dancing away and loving it, plus me missus seeing him for the first time, on a beautiful summer evening in a perfect bucolic setting with on-site camping and a good bottle of Spanish red to follow.

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year
Just About Glad
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Postby Tim(e) » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:28 pm

At this moment I only want to offer up a Sporting Moment of the Year, which was Australia defeating Uruguay in a penaly shoot-out to progress to the 2006 Soccer World Cup for the first time in 30 years and only the second time ever.

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Postby tallulah » Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:11 pm

Albums of the Year
You Could Have It So Much Better - Franz Ferdinand
Funeral - Arcade Fire (which came out last year but was THE ALBUM for me this year)
Let it Die - Feist (this is sort of an honorable mention for personal reasons)
The Woods - Sleater Kinney
Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple

Songs of the Year
Leisure Suite - Feist
Elenor, Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand
My Life is in Storage - Frank Black
Whetstones - Deb Talan (another lovely personal one for me)

Live Concert of the Year
I think Feist might have been the only one I went to. Can that be right?!?

Band of the Year -
I saw Franz Ferdinand and Arcade Fire EVERYWHERE.

Solo Artist of the Year -
Agree with 'Mug about Bob Dylan, also everywhere.

Songwriter of the Year -
I am torn...

Movie of the Year -
I thought Shopgirl was sort of lovely, though there must have been others that were better than I am neglecting.

TV Show of the Year -
Arrested Development, RIP, and Lost.

Sporting Moment of the Year -
If I cared I would pick...

Hero of the Year -
this is weird but I was most inspried by Nate Birkus, who is the designer on the Oprah Winfrey show and survived the tsunami in December but lost his partner. He was just very moving and touching through his loss.

Wanker of the Year -
Ick, George Bush. And also the FEMA shithead Michael Brown.

Sandwich of the Year -
Chicken parm subs. Which I have never had...don't ask.

Drink of the Year -
Margaritas, as usual.

Thread of the Year -
I like the jokes. Many of which I borrowed to text message to my boy.

E C Fans Poster of the Year
My girl Mug. Always brave!

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year
Al, was that Elvis concert this year?? Or last year?

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year
My Little Blue Window.

I am adding a question - personal motto of the year.
Mine is 'YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN!'
And I was happy to be alive, in a magic world.

selfmademug

Postby selfmademug » Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:40 pm

tallulah wrote:Al, was that Elvis concert this year?? Or last year?



Which one? :oops: I should really have included 2 Elvis shows in my best live moments of the year, cause seeing him in London with the guys from the board was an awesome experience, and hearing him play here in Boston with Emmylou was stunning.

PS, you know I am right there with ya on the YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. :D 8)

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:57 pm

And I omitted to mention the moment where our eyes interlocked and he sang 'I love you as you are' and gave his eyebrows a very arch raise.
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Postby mood swung » Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:53 pm

I'm adding the Kings of Leon's Aha Shake Heartbreak to my best albums. I thought it came out in '04, but Blender put it in their best of '05s, so I guess I can too. ha!
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Fishfinger king
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Postby Fishfinger king » Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:00 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:

Sporting Moment of the Year
Man Utd's moral victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup


For those of you across the pond who don't know their Association Football, by "moral victory" Otis means "defeat".

And Michael Brown is a midfielder in Tottenham's reserves.....even as a Gooner he's not upset me that much....
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Postby bobster » Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:44 am

It's embarrassing how little new music I even heard this year, so I'm just going to go with stuff I've been listening to (which will be embarrassing enough)

Album of the Year

David Newman/"Serenity" promotional CD (only 8 minutes long, but it got me through some lonely nights....)

X -- Los Angeles

Songs of the Year

"Holy Smoke"/Lee Dorsey
Elvis Costello -- Allen Toussaint/"On Your Way Down" (from the Madison Square Garden Katrina benefit)
Ballad of a Thin Man -- Bob Dylan(the "No Direction Home" live version)
Hit the Road, Jack -- Ray Charles (more records so pack so much punch in so little time)

Live Concert of the Year

Elvis C./Tift Merritt at the New Orleans HOB last Spring. Of course, it was I think the only concert I've seen this year, but all things considered, especially the compnay, it was very, very definitely the place to be.

Band of the Year

Jackshit (the band, I mean)

Solo Artist of the Year

Is any artist really, truly "solo"?

Songwriter of the Year

Cole Porter

Movie of the Year

Do I ever need to say?....Well, actually, I'm calling it a tie.

A History of Violence/Serenity (avaialble on DVD in a matter of hours!!!)

(Note: There are still several important movies I haven't seen, so perhaps I should reserve this spot for "Capote", "The Constant Gardener", "Harry Potter" or "Brokeback Mountain" -- my heroes have always been cowboys, regardless or race, creed or sexual orientation, dangnabit.)

TV Show of the Year

"Deadwood" (season I on DVD)

Honorable mention: "Veronica Mars" and, to a slightly lesser extent, "Battlestar Gallatica"

Sporting Moment of the Year

The day I went to the gym and did NOT see Fox News on any of the monitors.

Wanker of the Year

Bill O'Reilly, and every single bonehead who ever uttered the words "war on Christmas" without irony or sarcasm. Is there a more epic sized wank in human history than this? Is there? Wanking is not evil, after all, it's merely useless.

Hero of the Year

Jon Stewart

"If Bill O'Reilly needs to have an enemy, needs to feel persecuted, you know what? Here's my Kwanzaa gift to him. Are you ready? All right. I'm your enemy. Make me your enemy. I, Jon Stewart, hate Christmas, Christians, Jews, morality, and I will not rest until every year families gather to spend December 25th together at Osama's homo-abortion-pot-and-commie-jizzporium."

In memorium, Will Eisner.

Honorable mention: Molly Ivins, Steven Colbert, Jimmy Carter, David Cronenberg

Sandwich of the Year

A tie -- SoCal French Dip Pastrami and Binh Ma (O.C. by way of Vietnam -- think subs made with baguettes and WAY different meats and vegetables)

Drink of the Year

"Dirty" Vodka Martinis, made by me.

Runner up -- Canada's own Bloody Ceasar


Thread of the Year

"Fun with Board Members" (because I never mentally progressed past age 10)

EC Fans Poster of the Year

Kissy Monster!

Elvis Costello Highlight of the Year

Everything New Orleans' related.

Elvis Costello Song That Sums Up Your Year

Home is Anywhere You Hang Your Head
http://www.forwardtoyesterday.com -- Where "hopelessly dated" is a compliment!


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