well folks, the wonderful musical year of '08 has passed and we moved into exciting times for '09. i have tired to stick to a simlar format as the '07 round up by covering some newcomers that I have noticed (not as many this year but I haven't been looking as much either), the best posts from just some of the blogs on my blog roll, year end lists from various places that I frequent, my favorite cubikmusik posts from the year as well as a small list of blogs no longer with us and lastly, my musical highlight of '08.
'08 was a strange year for me with a myriad of personal stuff going on that kept me distracted from cubikmusik at times. despite this i can honestly say that keeping this up also helped me get through some stuff; not just through finding and posting music that makes me feel and think but also through the contacts and friends that i have made as a result of being here. thanks to all who have reached out and i look forward to meeting new friends as time passes.
please do feel free to comment and make suggestins for your own '08 highlights, etc. that i may have missed.
hope you had a great '08 and i wish all of my readers (and passers by) the very best for '09.
new blogs on the block
best posts/ tunes from my blogroll where (x) marks the spot!
another night on earth introduces me to dam funk (x)
headphonesex has in flagranti mixing up 'emotional rescue' and 'she's a rainbow' by the stones in brilliant fashion (x), along with some liquid liquid (x) and lastly the glimmers deliver an amazing sleazy cover of olivia newton-john's 'physical' (x).
my mate covert curiousity has a live, acoustic set by the black angels (x), brings us the austin favorites
ghostland observatory (x), hot chip remixes (x), a dan deacon review (x), some texas funk (x), pictures/music (x), radiohead/amplive remixes (x), some band called mgmt that you may have heard of (x), a sxsw wrap up (x), white denim doing daytrotter (x), cat power loveliness (x), in preparation for sxsw ’09 ; austin music blogs/links (x), octopus project (x), cool kids (x), acl wrap up (x), alexis taylor from hot chip (x), ratatat's video (x), little joy (x), funfunfun fest wrap up (x) and lastly a clinic/ dfa remix (x)
creamteam do some analog blogging (x)
check the availability has some marina and the diamonds (thanks for the tip-off jim) (x)
and to almost finish off this section (before we go to year end lists) I wanna shout out to a few blogs that have provided me with great entertainment both written and aural throughout the year. In most cases its a case where there are too many posts/tunes to go through and mention here so just go check out these blogs: innersounds, maddecent, nutriot, silence is a rythym too and musiclikedirt.
so to end off the year's best posts, a tad premature yet a tad late, from fluxblog.
some year end lists to tickle your fancy
mp3hugger lists the 42 top songs
on the record does some housekeeping
guardian's critic's poll
musiclikedirt says 'if you’d only properly listened to a few dozen albums'
off her rocker tells us what rocked her world in 08
creamteam wrap up their first year
bygonebureau covers some best local albums
kitsunenoir's fave albums
nutriot asked around
innersounds talks about the year that was
pretty much amazing will keep you pretty much busy for hours on end with their best of 2008 lists
passion of the weiss has a staggering top 50 albums list
check the availability has their top 10 albums
march (the busy month of sxsw):
catch all my sxsw coverage here, including lykke li, diplo, santagold, david banner, amanda blank, simian mobile disco, blaqstarr, spankrock and more.
rsl, some jazz (my ass man), mochipet (oh yeh, summer is on its way)
speaking of summer…sportos kantos, 12th floor, johnny cash/ fiona apple, the flaming lips/ backyard bangers remix (still on constant rotation), step forward with jamie finlay, bird peterson, erykah badu with seiji laying that bass down,
bossy with blundetto (cannot get enough of this)
brief encounter (still one of the most amazing horn sections ever)
spiritualized blew me away all year long with recordings and live shows…, some bay slap, I want my kids to grow up to be…, roots manuva; thrilling in sounds and living.
old school with Freddie fresh and jc, pulp: old school but in a different way.., roison murphy and toddla t! oi!
alton eliis rip, warrior queen (south rakkas crew mix), mia w/ jay-z, California dreaming mix via innersounds
blogs no longer with us