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2012 Year-End Lists: Laura Ballance

2012 Year-End Lists: Laura Ballance

My 2012 top 12 in no particular order:

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Nice canned tuna: you need it to make Spanish style tuna/egg/tomato salad.
Seeing X play all of Wild Gift (and more) at Fun Fun Fun Fest. They never cease to amaze me. One song that really struck me this time was "White Girl." Somehow it never occurred to me before that this song is a conversation. Exene's interjections being disgust with the male desire for the young and blond, etc. I might be wrong of course, but the way she did it this time made that feel really apparent. Exene Cervenka also needs to get more credit for her sense of fashion by the way, ripped off by many over the last 30 odd years.
Redd Kross re-activation. Yeah!
Seeing Seaweed at Mohawk at the Fun Fun Fun Fest. I love those guys. They have such great songs and are such dear friends. Too bad they live so far away.
The bravery of the Syrian people. It makes me cry.
The courage of Ai Weiwei. I am not as strong as him.
People voting.
Downtown Calling (a documentary about the late 70's art, music, and fashion scene in NYC)
LĂ©onard Tsuguharu Foujita
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden

Bonus Spotify Playlist: LB's Playlist