2018 has been a momentous year in so many ways, but for me musically … off the scale! So happy and lucky with my own music making exploits: joining and gigging with a great band The Postcards; gigging with my sister as Jan & George Glen; and recording and mixing a great CD for Rachel Edwards. Really lucky to have had all these things come together in one year … and manage to see and hear so many great artists …
Best Gigs –
My Gig of the Year award simply has to go to Susanne Sundfør at the Barbican in May. Unforgettably perfect … I still have to pinch myself to believe I was there and right in front. Sublime.
I was lucky also to witness some other really special occasions –
- TC&I in Swindon – a half reunion of XTC after 36 years. Loved it all.
- First Aid Kit in Copenhagen – why go all the way to Denmark? Why not! Magic.
- Johnny Marr at the iconic Barrowlands – I loved it, Jan was ecstatic!
- Jennie Abrahamson and Half Formed Things were other special gigs of the year.
Best Albums –
Very few notable albums to mention really this year for some reason. Enjoyed Ruins by First Aid Kit, Great Aspirations by TC&I and lately Lamp Lit Prose by Dirty Projectors, but nothing earth shattering.
Best New Discovered Artists –
Here’s to a great 2019 for all of us. It’s guaranteed to be ‘interesting’!