BARFLY TOP TEN: The Barman

corporate greedSo you want a Top Ten? You don't ask for much, do you? Being a contrary individual, the approach is unconventional. There's a selection of lists for your perusal and the items on them appear in no particular order.   

10 Things That Sucked in 2018
Cancer
Adulting
Manbuns
Hipsters
Commercial Radio
Flume
Phil Collins, Phil Collins and  Elton John
Pop-Up Stores of Any Description
Self-Described Social Media Influencers
Something else I can’t quite put my finger on right now but it will come to me

Gigs
X at the Factory Theatre, Sydney
Mick Medew and The Mesmerisers at Marrickville Bowlo and supporting the Sunnyboys at Anita's Theatre
Born Out of Time #1 at Marrickvilel Bowlo 
The Pretty Things at The Factory Theatre
The Aints! at The Factory Theatre, Sydney
New Christs and James McCann at Marrickville Bowlo
The Johnnys at Marrickvile Bowlo
feedtime at Marrickville Bowlo (last December but who cares?)
The Stewy Cunningham Benefit that I couldn’t attend at Marrickville Bowlo

Best Sydney Venue: Marrickville Bowlo

2018 Comedy Gold (dead heat)
Every utterance from POTUS
Celebrity Roadie Peter Ross’s false arguments

Best Books
Roadies – Stuart Coupe
There’s No Bones in Ice Cream – Sylvain Sylvain
Everything is Combustible: Television, CBGB's and Five Decades of Rock and Roll: The Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist – Richard Lloyd
Stranded In The Jungle: Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride – Curt Weiss
Honourable Mention: I Brought Down The MC5 – Mike Davis

20 Records You Must Hear
The Church of Simultaneous Existence – The Aints! (Album of the Year)
Going Underground – The Light Brigade
Trade Winds – Johnny Casino
Convolutions of the Brain – Donovan’s Brain
On Top – Straight Arrows
Tokyo – Penny Ikinger
Lost for Words – Deniz Tek
Roxy – Tonight’s The Night – Neil Young
Can I Drive Your Commodore – Grindhouse
Dirty Stash – The Beat Taboo
Behind The Shade – James Williamson and The Pink Hearts
LAX – Fast Cars
Past Masters Vol 1 – The Bils
The 31st – The 31st
Songs From the Land of Nod - 
Tuckerbox - Aberration 
Resonate - Tamam Shud
Digital Garbage -Mudhoney
Buried Alive! box set - Various Artists
001 - Joe Strummer 

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