Finding the Joy by Rick Kane

2018 was a cruel year. My general optimism took a battering. ..I almost keeled from the weight of events having been pummelled by the waves. Add anxiety attacks, manifested in uncontrolled physical convulsions, and you get at least a small fragment of the cracked rear-view mirror through which I bid 2018 goodbye. Continue reading

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Top 12 songs of the year by Rick Kane

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It’s a preposterous title isn’t it? Around this time of the year my mind goes mushy and hazy trying to distil everything I listened to in the last 365 days of my life, into a compact list. I still listen mainly to albums so this list is really a song from 12 great albums. But it’s not my top 12 albums (with a track from each). Missing from a list like that are standout records such as case/lang/veirs, Hayes Carll and Common. Anyway you get the gist. This is a cruel exercise that I will claim immunity from the moment I finish writing it. There are many, (very many) other as deserving songs.  Continue reading