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2011 Year End Lists: Vanessa DeJongh, Merge art department

2011 Year End Lists: Vanessa DeJongh, Merge art department
1. most-life changing event of 2011: my daughter Eleri sleeping through the night

2. best rediscovery: sleep (see #1)

3. favorite mix: MGMT-curated Late Night Tales. Listened to this over and over and over again (OMG, that Bauhaus cover!)

4. favorite old albums I listened to for the first time this year: Terry Reid's Superlungs, and No Other by Gene Clark

5. album I would've played if I'd ever hosted that vision quest I kept talking about: Eye Contact by Gang Gang Dance

6. reissue I was psyched to see: Nowhere by Ride

7. favorite Netflix instant-view: "The Trip" (the Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon version, not the Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper version---not gonna say anything bad about that one either, though)
8. book I stayed up too late reading: The Passage by Justin Cronin (scary!)

9. one cool thing (of many, of course!) I discovered about Eleri: she likes to drink pickle juice

10. best lucky break: not catching scabies from Urban Outfitters