In my entire 27 years of living there has not been another year that has been as equally challenging and rewarding as 2010. Aside from moving around from job to job and struggling to find creative inspiration, I have also watched as my and all of my friend’s lives have been challenged in similar fashions. The romantic DNA of 2010 has been the most tangled and complicated I’ve borne witness to. The relationships of those closest to me were all set upon by a cosmic clouding these last 12 months that has made consistent engagement and a tracking of time close to impossible. It is the general census of most of those around me that this year has been hard to re-cap in terms of things that happened outside of ourselves. While we all seem to remember where we were when shit hit the fan and where the revelations our collective and individual healing processes have brought forth started to take place, we find it harder remembering when certain movies, albums, songs, art openings, theatrical events and other artistic and/or public happenings went down. This is detrimental to creating an end of the year list that’s in any way comprehensive because unlike other years where art events serve as touchstones to my emotional life, this year that logic was reversed.
The main thing I will say in 2010′s favor is that it is by far the most present I have felt in a long while. While I don’t wish any sort of overarching hardships for me or for any of my favorite people in the universe, the timing of the events this year that resulted in a psychic domino effect beginning at the start of summer and trailing us all right up into the holidays, has fused us all closer together as a unit than I had ever formerly thought possible. In the background of our crisises and at the forefront of our celebrations, here is some of what we were listening to.
My ten most re occurring favorites of 2010 in ascending order:
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