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2011 End-Of-Year Count: Live Music (Opera)

Posted in Music, Stage by Russ L on 31 December, 2011

I have decided that I really, really like going to see an operation. I went to a few this year (even though I didn’t manage to go so far as writing about any of them), and hopefully there’ll be plenty more in The Twelve.


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2011 End-Of-Year Count: Live Music (Pop)

Posted in Music by Russ L on 31 December, 2011

I may well actually be getting too old for all of this.


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2011 End-Of-Year Count: Theatre

Posted in Stage by Russ L on 31 December, 2011

Hmmm. After last year’s completely pathetic performance, I did better for about half a year before falling back into a pattern of not going to any plays. I don’t know why, given that it’s something I do enjoy, but there we are.


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2010 End-Of-Year Count: computer listening/scrobbling

Posted in Music by Russ L on 1 January, 2011

Thanks to the ace-as-hedgehogs Audioscrobbler/Last.FM, I can give you a top 100 (well… 101, due to joint placings) of what I’ve listened to on the computer in 2010.


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2010 End-Of-Year Count: Books

Posted in Books by Russ L on 31 December, 2010

Books read (or thoroughly-looked-at, in the case of the few picture-y ones amongst them) in 2010, in the order in which I finished them:


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2010 End-Of-Year Count: Gigs

Posted in Music by Russ L on 28 December, 2010

It’s not quite the end of the year yet, but since I won’t be going to any over the next few days I can hereby list 2010’s popular music gigs (with links to anything I might have written about them, however brief).


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List trivia of no interest to anyone other than myself

Posted in Music, Well, it passes the time by Russ L on 4 December, 2010

Listmania~! My twenty most-seen popular musical acts (and trust, I’m disproportionately happy that with all the joint places I was able to get a nice round twenty):

=18) Einstellung (6 times)
=18) Ramesses (6 times)
=18) The Klopeks (6 times)
=15) Rolo Tomassi (7 times)
=15) Beestung Lips (7 times)
=15) Numinor (7 times)
=9) Modified Toy Orchestra (8 times)
=9) Tunng (8 times)
=9) Una Corda (8 times)
=9) The Courtesy Group (8 times)
=9) Deadsunrising (8 times)
=9) Intention (8 times)
=6) Beverley Knight (9 times)
=6) Clutch (9 times)
=6) Godsize (9 times)
5) Decimate (14 times)
4) The Destroyers (15 times)
3) Carina Round (19 times)
=1) Mothertrucker (24 times)
=1) Mistress (24 times)

Mistress and Mothertrucker joint winners at the moment, then. Special category awards go to Clutch (my most seen foreign band) and Our Bev (my most seen genuinely famous artiste).

What’s also interesting to me is that if I added the bands that I’ve seen five times (Freebase, Assert, The Arm, Mills & Boon, Editors) I’d get a nice round top 25. Given that I remember feeling (for a long while) as though I couldn’t manage to break my limit of seeing a band more than four times, this seems somehow significant.

Obviously, this is correct at the time of posting (the afternoon of 4/12/10) and likely to change at any point after that.

(EDIT: Also obviously, there’s a full list of all the gigs I’ve been to and will continue to be as long as the internet has some space in its margin).

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