It’s that time of year when we part briefly and, after a break we thought we needed, run toward one another, full of anticipation, like in a hair commercial filmed on a beach. Okay, maybe not exactly like that, but you get the idea. I’ll read some of the books in the stack, write less than I intend, hear some music and see some movies and annoy the Small Person, and you’ll do something like the same, although you’ll also probably exercise more and watch more sports.
Just in case you get antsy, let me leave you links to some features I created around themes and share favorites from 2016 media, add videos I watched more times than I’d care to admit and head out with a few classics.
And just to get the emotional stuff out of the way, massive thanks to all for dropping in and writing to me and even buying a thing or two. In a world that struggles to balance light and dark, you are definitely on the side of light. It’s an honor to be in your lives. See you in January. Stay safe.
But enough of me. Let’s serve some links.
MY FAVORITE PIECES OF JOURNALISM
MY FAVORITE VIDEOS OF 2016
Aretha Franklin at the Kennedy Center
Bon Iver: “I Can’t Make You Love Me/Nick of Time”
Disturbed: “Sounds of Silence”
Dion and Paul Simon
The Revivalists: Wish I Knew You
ALL-TIME GREATEST VIDEOS
Prince at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame
(watch the magic trick at 3:20)
David Bowie & Annie Lennox, in rehearsal
Leonard Cohen: “The Partisan”
Neil Young/The Band/Joni Mitchell
Johnny Walker Commercial: Dear Brother
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