Dec 29, 2012

Signed DC: My favorite things, 2012

Its funny how you can make friends with like-minded folks online. I consider myself lucky to count amongst these types, for me, a young lady who goes by the name, Signed DC, after the Love song of the same name. Not only does she host one hell of a hip radio show Real Cool Time (on CIUT), with her husband, Rocky, but she also runs the fabulous & indispensable blog, It's All The Streets You Crossed Not So Long Ago.

Thanks for the list, DC...see you in the new year!

Alrighty Tim, here are a few of my favorite 2012 things:
The Seeds—The Seeds (Big Beat)
The Hollies—Radio Fun: A BBC Recording (EMI)
The Moving Sidewalks—The Complete Collection (Rock Beat)
The Velvet Underground & Nico - 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box (Universal)
The English Beat—The Complete Beat (Shout Factory)
The Plimsouls—Beach Town Confidential (Alive/Bomp)
The Avengers—Avengers (Water)
The Nervebreakers—Hijack the Radio (Get Hip)
Teenbeat Mayhem—Mike Markesich (Priceless Info Press)
The Best of Punk Magazine—John Holmstrom (It Books)
Punk: An Aesthetic—Johan Kugelberg & Jon Savage (Rizzoli)
The Art of Punk—Russ Bestley & Alex Ogg (Voyageur Press)
Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk—Sam Sutherland (ECW Press)
Waging Heavy Peace—Neil Young (Blue Rider Press)
Peppermint Twist—John Johnson Jr., Joel Selvin, & Dick Cami (Thomas Dunne Books)
The History of the NME—Pat Long (Anova Books)
My Life in the Ghost of Planets—Binky Philips (Rhino Single Notes)
Blondie: Parallel Lives—Dick Porter & Kris Needs (Omnibus Press)
Commando - Johnny Ramone (Abrams Image)
Led Zeppelin: The Oral History—Barney Hoskyns (Wiley)
Who I Am—Pete Townshend (Harper)
A Memoir - Cyndi Lauper (Atria) 

Best “new” mag: 
Flashback, issues 1 & 2

The Rolling Stones—Charlie is My Darling (ABKCO)
Led Zeppelin—Celebration Day (Atlantic) 
The English Beat—Live at the US Festival (Shout Factory)

Movies/TV Shows/Rock Docs not seen on DVD:
Magic City
Mad Men Season 5
Jobriath A.D.
Not Fade Away
Searching For Sugar Man
Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me (BBC 4)

That’s about all I can think of at the moment! 
Take care, D.C.

1 comment:

Signed D.C. said...

Confession time...I put "Not Fade Away" on the list without having actually seen it yet, 'cause I knew I'd be seeing it a day later, and given my dual love for "The Sopranos" and '60s garage I assumed that it'd be great. Well--meh at best. Certainly not the "Citizen Kane of garage rock movies" (as "Blast-Off Girls" was described in the book "Hollywood Rock") I was hoping it would be. Sorry folks, hope I didn't mislead anybody!

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