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I’m the last man standing at hearsay this year, so sorry for the poor year-long and end-of-year showing. But I wanted to share my picks all the same, here they are. topomodesto’s favorites 2009: 01. Diamond District – In The Ruff [mixtape sampler] Released, at first, for free in order to grab attention; the fantastic […]
After making my lists in 2006 and 2008, Matt & Kim finally hit the top by taking it all off. A couple unofficial versions of videos this year, which I think is pretty cool, but also probably says a little something about the economy. I don’t know if it really should qualify, but I’m also […]
As soon as I finally got around to seeing Melancholy For Medicine, an indie flick that I missed at last year’s L.A. Film Fest, and that took a long time to make it to rentable DVD, I knew that I was starting off this month’s mix with Casiotone For The Painfully Alone‘s “New Year’s Kiss.” I must admit to have never fully ‘gotten’ Casiotone. I like an occasional song that seem like a different take on Stephin Merritt-style. “New Year’s Kiss” fits the movie perfectly: both in subject matter and mood. And hopefully it fits this mix as well.