What an ugly mug!
Well, it's coming to that time of year where the end of year lists. This year, I'm not doing an end of year song list, as I'm currently compiling an end of decade top 200! That's right, ever release from 2010 to 2019 is in the mix here! It has been hard, but I've got my definitive top 200 records of the last ten years all lined up. I will be posting them in batches of twenty-five, started from next week and will have them finished very shortly.
I will also have the top forty albums of 2019 up just before the 16th December, hopefully, I will be able to present this on a radio show. I have to say, whilst I love the albums that made this list, I struggled to get a top seventy-five, whilst the last three years I've had trouble getting below two hundred. I think this might be down to the fact I've not blogged as much, as well as not having a live, weekly radio show. This is something I'm hoping to resolve for next year, as I'm a little embarrassed that the list is so low. With that being said, I would have only posted the top forty, as I've learnt that if a list is too long, people tend not to read the whole article.
Speaking of radio shows, Across the Pond has come to an end, after Flytrap Radio ceased to be. It's a great shame that it had to end, but Keith was having trouble getting the station out in the local area where it was being broadcast, so it was hard to get the shows out there. As numbers were not what was needed to keep the station alive, he had to pull the plug. It's incredibly understandable, I truly do not blame him for doing so, as I would have done the same. But I'm so grateful for being asked to make a show for the station, for the opportunity to air my crazy tastes to a new audience and that I was there from beginning to end. To Keith, I want to publicly thank him, I've never met the man, but he's someone I'm very fond of, I hope he's doing well and I'm sure he'll send me something strange and wonderful to listen to soon. You can listen to all the episodes of Across the Pond (including the Waheela takeover and the final three-hour special) at this link:
Across the Pond (and other Eddie shows) on the Eddie Carter Radio Shows Mixcloud page
Flytrap Radio is dead, Viva la Flytrap Radio! #Flytrap4Life
I'm still writing for Bearded Gentlemen Music, my first article in far too long was posted recently, about the latest Waheela album. You can read it at this link:
Waheela - A Wreck So Clean (BGM Review)
I've got another few articles coming up, which I'll post about soon.
Then There Were Two will be posting their Christmas show shortly. As to be expected for Andy and me, it's not really a Christmas special. Just us being grumpy old men and drinking, so no change there.
As with everyone else, I saw Joker. It was such a disturbing and unsettling movie. It was so exquisitely shot, with one of the best performances I've ever seen from Joaquin Phoenix. It's not a comic book movie, it's a study in how a man who is at the bottom can fall further. I cannot say I enjoyed it, it's just too dark to be enjoyable in that way. But I can say that I'm "glad" (for want of a better word) that I saw it. I think they'll do a sequel and that is a bad move for me, it ended so well and was so perfectly shot, it doesn't need another movie.
In the ongoing serious of watching movies with my dad (his thoughts in italics):
Captain America: Civil War - These get better every time, what happened to the talking tree.
The A-Team - Well, that was better than the TV show, it should have had a sequel.
The Joker - I'm not going to say what he thought, but he wouldn't stop talking about it for two weeks after it finished.
Ocean's 8 - That was better than the female Ghostbusters and the second men's Ocean films.
Detective Pikachu - Awful, come back Teen Titans Go, all is forgiven.
Well, I'm going to leave it here. I'm adding a mix to this as well. I've no news from Nova, still just covering shows. If that ever changes, I'll let you know. - Eddie
You can listen to the latest playlist here!!!!