SoundsMorning Side / Evening Side Four Tet
How I wish each day could be musically curated this way.
Hi hi, Howdy. Howdy, hi, hi. Shamir's U Street show was so sweet and cozy. He's cute, bouncy and too young to drink at his own US shows. (Which means, I was probably one of the oldest hipsters there.)
Because the Night Patti Smith at Lisner Auditorium
Her DC reading and discussion of M Train concluded with an a cappella version of this epic song that left me on my feet, belting along with her.
Digital Witness - St Vincent at Boston Calling
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Why have I not been introduced to St. Vincent before??!! From the front of the stage, this show left my jaw on the floor and her self-titled album on repeat.
Hotline Bling Memes
Thank you interwebs.
The music video, a Tarantino send-up, was everything. But the energy from this group of kids got this track stuck in my head.
Sleater Kinney slays 930 club
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Clit blown out. Good thing we can watch it forever because NPR taped the show.
The Heart Wants What It Wants This American Life
Hold onto your urethra when you listen to the protest story around 40 minutes into this podcast. Got me rolling through a NOVA/DC two hour commute home.
Dirty Work Snap Judgement
We all hate snot-nosed Gerald now.
Ring of Keys Fun Home
Lucky to see the play in previews. My BF grabbed my hand as the song got started. As if to say "Oh god, I didn't prepare her for this one. Hold on." How many times did I watch this video following the show?
Bree Newsome as Wonder Woman
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Needed her bravery and spirit in 2015. She did not ask for nor need your permission.
Glass Kisses by Adriana Marmorek NH Gallery Cartagena
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Give her a story of your kiss and she will blow it into a 3D glass representation. Adriana's solo show was sensual, seductive, inviting and joyful. How lucky to have met this artist.
On Kawara Silence at the NYC Guggenheim
Recording life lived before social media. Each step, person met, place visited. Poetry in data.
Black Lake by Bjork at MOMA
Who didn't make a break-up anthem this year? (Thank you musical universe. It was appreciated.) Yet only Bjork would project it through 49 speakers. Another hand-holding moment, holding me up this time. Black Lake reverberated through my joints and heart.
Bowling Party scene by Jill Soloway in Transparent Season 2
Set to an Eileen Myles poem, slid off the damn couch.
Room by Lenny Abrahamson and Emma Donoghue
Stuck in Brie Larson's hope, loss and anger.
(T)ERROR by Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe
A doc unlike any I've seen before, in terms of its construction of frame (thanks to Cabral's trained eye) and skillful structure. Yet it feels loose enough to seem as if it unfolds before you. Their campaign this year (supported!) was a rallying cry to the doc community around journalistic freedom.
Master of None by Aziz Ansari
My love and gratitude for Azizzzzzzzz overflowed in early November when I binged this from 11pm to 10am (with a sleeping break around 3am). His spotify mix is on repeat too ("Peaches and Cream" re-wiiiiiind) He's made a kind and aware... and kind version of Girls.
Embrace of the Serpent by Ciro Guerra at Virginia Film Festival
A resounding response to decades of devastating colonization fronted by anthropology.
Out in the Night on POV and LOGO
Nearly four years of work came to an end the night I realized millions of people were watching and hearing the story of the NJ4. So fucking proud.
Eyes on Fire
These Images from Barlovento, Colombia still seem unbelievable. Did I see this sunset? This jungle? Thanks to my dear friend for taking me on the adventure.
...and to the family and friends who helped me through 2015. Seeing your faces in person across the country, and hearing your voices on the phone, ranks up there on this list.