It's such a tired old cliche isn't it, that old "New Year, new start" nonsense? In this case however, I'm glad to see the back of 2005 what with the sorry state that my family managed to get itself into over the past twelve months. As a result, I've decided to draw a line underneath all that's gone before and try and start over this year. Already I've managed to bump into someone who I haven't seen for about a year and am gonna try my hardest not to get depressed over the sense of failure that hung over my thoughts towards my Masters that developed over the last few weeks.
Unfortunately, the lists that I promised on the last post never appeared due to the fact that I got sidelined in Devon for longer than expected. In short, the bolier breaking down (again) at home, combined with the thought of a couple of friends spending New Year alone, and a rather nasty head cold all combined to mean I took an extended leave of absense. However, a big thanks has to go out to everyone I saw whilst back, as it was an unexpected laugh. Just one note to casual readers: don't go anywhere near the Ten Tors in Kingsteignton expecting any New Year hospitality, since the greeting you'll recieve will be less than pleasent. Alright, it was about four in the morning but if lights are on and the doors are open, you have to assume they're still open! Even more so if there are still people in there drinking. Anyways, the promised lists are provided at the bottom just minus all of the explanations why.
So, we have the second series in the pipeline and what with the brilliant TCI under our belts, as well as the series garnering the 2005 TV Moment of the Year, that's something to look forward to. Oh, and of course we have the return of my good friends from Mondas. Or will that be Telos? I suppose it all depends what angle, and how much continuity, they're gonna get bogged down with. For those not in the know they originally came from Earth's twin planet, Mondas. Oh, and the wierd Elizabethan looking episode looked cool, just unsure if that was Tooth and Claw or Girl in the Fireplace. The only disappointing thing is the lack of new indie acts that seem to be tipped for the year; aside from Editors re-releasing 'Munich' there really isn't that much about. Ah well, just have to wait then!
The Bronze Medal's Films of the Year:
4. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
3. 5 x 2
2. King Kong
1. The Descent
The Bronze Medal's Albums of the Year:
5. Editors - The Back Room
4. Beck - Guero
3. Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
2. Coldplay - X&Y
1. Idlewild - Warnings/Promises
I'm sorry George, I wanted to include you but it just wasn't good enough. I mean, come on! As if the first words uttered by the most evil man in the Universe were the equivalent of "Where is my wife" ?!?