i did a mighty 2 podcasts presumably giving my nods to the best songs of 2006
well – my brain must have farted because i neglected a couple key tracks (i think i just forgot they actually came out in 2006)hello! where was “hard to beat” by hard-fi? where was “rise up with fists” by jenny lewis? anyway…here are my picks for best albums of 2006. what makes a “best album” you ask? well – i have to like all the songs enough to listen to it all the way through.
that might not sound like anything special – but, with the amount of cds that cross my desk…if i listen to more than a couple tracks…that’s a pretty good album! wonderbug’s best albums of 2006
- the kooks :: inside in/inside out
- lily allen :: alright, still
- hard-fi :: stars of cctv
- snow patrol :: eyes open
- arctic monkeys :: whatever you say we are, that’s what we’re not
- robbie williams :: rudebox
- razorlight :: razorlight
- jenny lewis & the watson twins :: rabbit fur coat
- hot chip :: the warning
- belle & sebastian :: the life pursuit
ps – i just got a call at work from a guy that is doing a tv show on some local cable outlet in windsor. this episode in particular is talking about the lack of support for hip-hop in canada. anyway – i’m thinking he’s going to ask us to buy an ad or something…and, he asks me if i’d like to come on his show to be interviewed on this topic.
i said: not me personally – but, you can talk to a member of the product dept.
he says: but, you’re in charge of marketing for hmv. why won’t you do the interview?
i say: i am not personally in charge of marketing. i work *in* the marketing dept.
him: well, who is in charge of marketing?
me [getting annoyed] : my director, saundra…who is out of the office for the rest of the week (knowing full well there’s not a snowball’s chance she’d go to windsor to do an interview on cable tv about hip hop.)
him: well, how can i talk to if you’re not in charge? wouldn’t you want to have your views known?
me: like i said already, the product dept would be your best bet because they actually buy the cds for hmv. i wouldn’t want to personally give this interview because this is not my area of expertise.
him: ok, i’ll talk to them.
me: good [transfer to reception hoping they’ll get rid of him].
i hate hard sells….they annoy me. good thing i get 3 gajillion sales calls at work every day – don’t get many interview opps…but, anyway. this is the equivalent to getting telemarketing calls at home.and, i’m not much more polite to them, if the truth be told.