Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Compliments of the Season


I've been chasing my tail this year. For the past few weeks I've been re-listening to as many of my favourite albums from the past 12 months as I possibly can, but the task isn't complete and time has run out. So I pulled a long list together, hoping that this would make deciding on a top 20 a little bit easier. Unfortunately, the 'long list' proved to be exactly that - 69 titles. I'm actually waiting for a brand new release to arrive from Australia. It's by one of my favourite artists so I'm pretty darned certain that it will end up in the long list, at the very least. So make that 70 titles. Anyway, the long list didn't really aid the process, in fact if anything, seeing them all written down in front of me only compounded my indecision. Every year I swear I'm going to be more organised, like so many of my blogging chums, and keep a tally of potential favourite records as I come across them throughout the following 12 months. Perhaps I'll try that again in 2016. You never know, it might work.

Anyway, in the manner of a parent recklessly choosing the favourites of his beloved children, I selected 20 albums from the long list in a few minutes of blind panic (actually, the top four or five are pretty much set in stone, but you catch my drift) and have even attempted to arrange them in some kind of order. All will be revealed next week. Right now, I'm just stopping by to convey seasonal greetings from all the gang here at Swede Towers. Have a very happy, peaceful Christmas, however you choose to spend it.

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11 comments:

Brian said...

First off, your tweaks to the blog look great. Second, Keith and his one ball sure puts you in a holiday mood... or whatever. Third, give yourself a break. You need not worry about this self-imposed deadline. Your fans will see your favorites when we see them. Last, have a great holiday. I really enjoyed reading your posts this year. All the best.

charity chic said...

Seasons greetings to all at Swede Towers from all at CCM.
Have a good one

The Swede said...

Brian. You know me and self-imposed rules - I take 'em way too seriously! Thanks for the kind words, have a fab'n'groovy time yerself!

Charity Chic. Right back atcha.

John Medd said...

You need a secretary.

Have a splendid Christmas, won't you? And get your diary out in the New Year: we *shall* get together at some point - it's long overdue.

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas Swede. Have a good one.
Swiss Adam

Dirk said...

Merry Christmas, Swede, and all the very best to you and your family, also for 2016!

C said...

A very happy Christmas to you and Mrs Swede from me and Mr SDS! Look forward to lots more next year.

TheRobster said...

Nadolig Llawen Swede!

Anonymous said...

Eat , drink and have a good time , Swede

Drew

Vintage Spins said...

Mr. S,
I wish you and Mrs. S. all the very best for the holidays and throughout the New Year! Yes, never mind the self-imposed deadlines, just have a good time with it.

Marie

Scott said...

A very Merry Christmas to you Swede, all the best to you and yours.

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