Sunday, December 30, 2012

Top Forty Countdown

Favorite titles encountered in 2012:

Books read

1. Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi (2004)
2. Manhunt, James L. Swanson (2007)
3. McGoorty, Robert Byrne (2004)
4. Wild, Cheryl Strayed (2012)
5. Starvation Heights, Gregg Olsen (2005)
6. Superstud, Paul Fieg (2005)
7. Blood Relation, Eric Koenigsberg (2006)
8. The Ledge, Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan (2011)
9. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Alexandra Fuller (2011)
10. The Opposite Field, Jesse Katz (2009)



Photobooks acquired

1. 101 Tragedies, Enrique Metinides (2012)
2. Deformer, Ed Templeton (2008)
3. Warwick Mountain Series, Philip Perkis (1978)
4. Photographs 1954-1990, Leonard Freed (1992)
5. American Portraits 1979-1989, Leon Borensztein (2012)
6. Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard, Jeff Roshenheim and Waker Evans (2009)
7. American Surfaces, Stephen Shore (2005)
8. 509, Pamela Pecchio (2009)
9. To The Past, Nobuyoshi Araki (2012)
10. Color Correction, Ernst Haas (2011)
11. In Almost Every Picture #9: Black Dog (2010)
12. Animals That Saw Me, Ed Panar (2011)
13. Gidropark, Yelena Yemchuk (2011)
14. Foto Follies, Duane Michals (2007)
15. Light Sources, James Welling (2010)


Films seen

1. Martha Marcy May Marlene, Sean Durkin (2011)
2. Baghead, Jay and Mark Duplass (2008)
3. Melvin Goes to Diner, Bob Odenkirk (2003)
4. Another Earth, Mike Cahill (2011)
5. The Puffy Chair, Jay and Mark Duplass (2005)


Albums discovered

1. Cut, The Slits (1979)
2. Baby, How Can it Be?, Various Artists (2010)
3. Big Lizard in My Backyard, Dead Milkmen (1985)
4. Items, Household (2011)
5. Striking It Rich, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks (1972)
6. Creation Rebel, Burning Spear (1976)
7. The Great Conch Train Robbery, Shel Silverstein (1979)
8. Tragic Songs of Life, The Louvin Brothers (1956)
9. Moon Over Madison, Hasil Adkins (1990)
10. Muswell Hillbillies, The Kinks (1971)


It's been a great year. I'm off for the next week. Catch you all in 2013...





3 comments:

Dr. Michael Infestivuctstein said...

There is a huge void on the internet when Blake goes on hiatus...


Blake Andrews said...

Don't it always seem to go...
You don't know what you've got til it's gone.

Letter of Confirmation said...

"They paved paradise and put up another Eric Kim blog."