supposed to be in bed right now but I can't sleep
supposed to have something profound to say about 2005 but I don't
it's like high school graduation, I was class president and was supposed to make some big welcoming funny speech but I punted and said "I just wanna sit with my class and graduate with all these wonderful people"
anyway I'm bad at wrapups and larger statements, I think 2005 was a fine year for music and all the trends have been written about so much that they're not interesting anymore anyway, plus I hated just about all of them, whatever they were
if any of my comments were any good you'll see them in the Voice
also, I didn't save my yearend P & J list, nor my comments
I know I had Superaquello's Bien Gorgeous
at #2, probably also should have had their La Emergencia
but only had one spot for that great band from Puerto Rico
Shakira's second album was #4, I think, and probably the Kahil El'Zabar at #3, that was a last-second change I'm really happy about
Mannie Fresh at #5, maybe, or maybe that was Missy Elliott, these were the two most anarchic hip-hop records of the year, I'm all about the unpredictable beats and lines now, too many straight lines will ruin yr day
also top ten: Brooke Valentine, Natalia y la Forquetina, Marty Stuart's gospel record, Curumin too.
runners-up this year were many, here they are: Cuizinier, the other Shakira, the other Superaquello, Stevie Wonder, A.R. Rahman's score for Bose, the Forgotten Hero
, Tony Touch, Cuong Vu, Heloisa Fernandes, Ezequiel Pena, a bunch more, sorry, I'm exhausted.
also would have included Bersuit Vergabarat's Testosterona
and Vladimir Vaclavek's Ingwe
if I'd heard them in time, but sadly no
for real though my favorite album of the year was P.Funk All-Stars' How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?
. nothing else that happened this year was huger than George Clinton busting out with one of the ten best records he ever made, and you KNOW I'm serious about that comment because I'm serious about my P.Funk. all them old dudes cold nailed it, everything from spacey doo-wop to...y'know what, I'll do this in another post, need more time and more of a brain
good night you wonderful people, all four of you or whatever