Today’s retrospective is less about the world and more about, well, me.
In no particular order, I’m gonna publish some of my favourite tweets, songs and pics of the year. Spoiler: I’m not like you. We’re into different stuff. So listen to the tracks you think you might like, skip the stuff that makes your ears bleed and, if you wanna return the favour, tweet me your own recommendations or drop ‘em into the comments section.
If I do this right, you should have a chance to listen to some of the tracks embedded in this blog while you scroll through the tweets and other stuff I’ve thrown in for your entertainment. Finally, I’ll list my favourite articles that appeared on Ed Uncovered this year.
The best bits from 2013 (so far)
I began the year buying $18 bitcoin and ended it with zero bitcoin – just as it hit $900. But EU’s number two, Ravi, did manage to get into alt currency mining:
Remember all those Ed Uncovered articles about sex, drugs, death and fapping? Well this is the soundtrack they were written to. Blame it on the music…
Crosses is Chino Moreno’s side project. More ambient than the singer’s Deftones material, this track has been (gently) rocking my world of late:
I See Stars is the sort of scene band that most people hate, and rightly so. With the word ‘gay’ no longer acceptable as a descriptor, I’m not sure how best to describe their dubstep-tinged metalcore. Wait, don’t go away! For whatever reason, I love this track. Possibly because my gf hates it, or possibly because it rocks hard for a dubstep-tinged metalcore non-gay number. You’re gonna hate it, but give it a go anyway. Bonus points if you make it all the way to the end.
Why fall in love when you can just keep scrolling?— Rob Horning (@robhorning) February 7, 2013
1. Go to police station 2. Say a gang mugged you 3. Describe your own relatives to police sketch artist 4. Claim free family portrait— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet) January 1, 2013
[Classic] #1: if you have a job where you have to wear a nametag, nobody gives a shit what your name is.— GSElevator (@GSElevator) January 13, 2013
Do you know people used to quote literature without the use of PhotoShop or MS Paint?— Gladstone 🌹 (@WGladstone) January 29, 2013
Classy wedding in tonight. 60+ year old couple arguing. She shouts,"That's why he's getting his cock in me i'night and nae you!"— Richard Cockburn (@RDdotC) January 27, 2013
BREAKING: #Findus fish fingers test positive for 60% seahorse.— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) February 7, 2013
I'm saddened by James Gandolfini's passing. He was a great talent & I owe him. Quite simply, without Tony Soprano there is no Walter White.— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) June 20, 2013
Relax everyone, NSA are just building a way more awesome wayback machine— mdowd (@mdowd) June 7, 2013
*checks email* *checks Twitter* *checks Facebook* *checks Instagram* *looks up at world for 9 seconds* *repeats for 60-70 years* *dies*— Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky) June 7, 2013
The NSA: Yes, we sucked in all your data. But we never inhaled..— Ryan Calo (@rcalo) June 28, 2013
Deciding the outcome of sporting events is the toughest part of My job.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) June 17, 2013
Until a week ago, I’d never heard of Modern Baseball. They do melodic pop punk; this track is taken from their album You’re Gonna Miss It All, out Feb 2014, and I love it.
Speaking of pop punk, Alkaline Trio’s new album wasn’t a classic but this track was:
Marmozets will probably go down in history as That Band With That One Catchy Song. Here it is:
I grew up listening to AFI and I still like them, even as they get trendier and less punky with every release. This is pure pop, taken from the band’s ninth studio album, Burials. Princess can’t stand this song, probably because I’ve played it to her over 9,000 times this year while dancing around the kitchen to rustle her jimmies.
Not sure what I'd rather have: a black Pope, a black Bond or a world where no one gives a damn what colour people must be to do their job.— Ed Uncovered (@whisperednothin) February 16, 2013
I bet the first caveman to make fire got so much pussy— Cause We're Wasted (@CauseWereWasted) February 4, 2013
Did James Gandolfini really die? Or did it just cut to black?— Anthony Jeselnik (@anthonyjeselnik) June 19, 2013
Can't wait to discover what my Facebook friends are watching on Netflix.— Ed Uncovered (@whisperednothin) March 13, 2013
Some people find jesus in their toast, I find Grumpy Cat in my apple. pic.twitter.com/K2XaPe0u23— rolandlogan (@hotseatpepper) December 7, 2013