Evidently my membership in the union of “bibliobloggers” entangles me in Ed Cook’s idea that we share our personal “best of 2004”s. Here we go:
Best Fiction: Pattern Recognition, by William Gibson — though it’s probably the only fiction published in 20004 that I’ve read at all
Best non-fiction: Oddly, I’m not sure I read any “copyright-2004” non-fiction — apart, that is, from the collections of essays in which my writings appeared this year, which seems a bit of a cheat.
(This exercise reveals to me how little my reading patterns depend on what’s just been published.)
Best Film: The Incredibles wins, but I haven’t seen most of the movies that other people think rank among the year’s best.
Best TV programme: We don’t watch TV, sorry.
Best album: I think Blueberry Boat, with Get Up and A Grand Don’t Come For Free (as below). And I forgot to mention below My Endless Numbered Days, which still knocks me out (thanks, Simon!).
Best single: Tough call, among “Naked As We Came” (Iron & wine), “Such Great Heights” and “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” (the Postal Service), and “Straight Street” (Fiery Furnaces).
Best gig: I think I didn’t get to any gigs other than Open Mike night at Kafein.
Most missed: The time I might have spent reading, going to movies, and attending gigs?
3 thoughts on “Best — Oh, Dear”
I liked The Incredibles, but I have to say that it comes a close second to Napoleon Dynamite.
I hope you aren’t offended by this, but for a New Testament scholar you have some some hip musical choices.
How wonderful it is! Today, I had seen the film – “The Incredibles” this afternoon, My father also had seen this film in this evening. This cartoon movie is powered by Disney Company.
In this film, I love the people’s sensation, scene, bugbears. The scene is so sublime.
With the great imagination.