Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye, 2011!


Destroyer, Kaputt + Destroyer and War on Drugs @ Cabaret Mile End

Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring for a Halo + "The Creature"

Wilco, The Whole Love

Forest, s/t & Full Circle

ooh la la 1

ooh la la 2 figs. a & b: ooh la la!

Faces, Ooh La La

P.G. Six, Starry Mind

Thurston Moore, Demolished Thoughts + Bardo Pond, Thurston Moore w/ Whiteout, and Metal Mountains @ Poisson Rouge, NYC, June 2011

Metal Mountains, Golden Trees + P.G. Six & Helen Rush, "Take It As It Comes"

Karen Dalton, In My Own Time

V/A, Never The Same: Leave-taking From the British Folk Revival, 1970-1977

glenn jones 1

glenn jones 2 fig. c & d: G.J.!

Glenn Jones, The Wanting, Barbecue Bob in Fishtown, and Against Which the Sea Continually Beats + Glenn Jones @ Casa del Popolo, Mtl x 2 (June & December 2011)

The Pentangle, Solomon's Seal

Fleetwood Sack @ Casa del Popolo, Mtl

Flying Burrito Brothers, Burrito Deluxe & The Gilded Palace of Sin

J. Mascis, Several Shades of Why

P.J. Harvey, Let England Shake

Led Zeppelin, III

Davy Graham, Folk, Blues & Beyond

Wye Oak, Civilian

Orchestre Poly-rythmo, Cotonou Club


melville's nyc fig. e: Melville's NYC by Leyda

Herman Melville, Moby Dick + Jay Leyda, The Melville Log: A Documentary Life of Melville

Ben Katchor, The Cardboard Valise + Ben Katchor @ Drawn & Quarterly, April 2011

Gabrielle Hamilton, Blood, Bones, & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

David Tanis, Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys

Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti, The Chairs Are Where the People Go + Trampoline Hall Mtl, hosted by Misha Glouberman, curated by Mark Slutsky and Sheila Heti

joe beef fig. f: J.B.!

Frédéric Morin, David McMillan & Meredith Erickson, The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts + "The Radical French-Canadian Comfort Food of Joe Beef" (as told to Kate Heddings), Food & Wine, October 2011

Adam Leith Gollner, "The Glabrous Fruit of Samarkand," Lucky Peach #2

Kermit Lynch & Co., Inspiring Thirst: Vintage Selections from the Kermit Lynch Wine Brochure

John McPhee, The Crofter and the Laird

Garden & Gun, "50 Best Southern Foods" issue, October/November 2011

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Noel Perrin, Amateur Sugar Maker

Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio

Mark Kurlansky, The Big Oyster: A Molluscular History of New York

Petite Planète:  Canada fig. g: G.B.!

Petite Planète books

Moving Images

We Are Young 2 fig. h: W.A.Y.!

We Are Young, dir. Thompson and Hammid

Patience (After Sebald), dir. Gee

The Trip, dir. Winterbottom

Contagion, dir. Soderbergh

mr. & mrs. smith fig. i: fun w/ Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Smith, dir. Hitchcock

Les Plages d'Agnès & Daguerreotypes, dir. Varda

Beat the Devil, dir. Huston

The Ides of March, dir. Clooney

Mister Deeds Goes to Town, dir. Capra

Blue Valentine, dir. Cianfrance

Of Gods and Men, dir. Beauvois

adam's rib fig. j: fun with Mr. & Mrs. Bonner

Adam’s Rib, dir. Cukor

My Dinner With André, dir. Malle + “My Dinner with My Dinner With André” theme party hosted by Mark Slutsky

Melancholia, dir. Von Trier

Food & Drink

Sally's Apizza, New Haven, CT

arthur bryant's 1 fig. k: A.B.!

Arthur Bryant's, Kansas City, MO

Newsom's Old Mill Store, Princeton, KY

Fatty 'Cue, NYC

Hot Bird, NYC

FoodLab, Mtl

La QV Été, Mtl

White Manna, Hackensack, NJ

Pies & Thighs, NYC

michelle @ prune fig. l: Michelle @ Prune

Prune, NYC

Kajitsu, NYC

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Shopsin’s General Store, NYC

Green Mountain Pizza @ American Flatbread (Waitsfield, VT), Parker Pie Co. (West Glover, VT), and Pizza on Earth (Charlotte, VT)

Nora Gray, Mtl

Fleisher's @ Joe Beef, Mtl

Montreal Oyster Festival

petit fours fig. m: kaffeeklatsch!

Kaffeeklatsch Mtl

Fruit socials (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry)!

Okanagan Wine Tour + The Waterfront, Kelowna, BC

Liquor Barn + Lynn's Paradise, Louisville, KY

tasting menu @ Lawrence + Domaine de la Roche Buissière Côtes du Rhône 2007 "Flonflons"

Kootenay Alpine Cheese Co. "Alpindon"

Jasper Hill Farm "Harbison"

Maplebrook Farm burrata


This American Life (among our favorites of the year: #218, "Act V;" #440, "Game Changer;" #443, "Amusement Park;" and #452, "Poultry Slam")

The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

Melville tour, NYC

Helen & Ian's wedding

finnish bowl fig. n: shrooms

vintage Finnish bowls

Heritage Leather Co. bags

Naked & Famous jeans

Les Étoffes, Mtl

Summerland Thrift Store, Summerland, BC

Rooney, Mtl

Kingsland Bay State Park, VT


Bert Jansch

Peter Falk

Jack Layton

Menace & Strindberg

Hello, 2012!

All the best to all of you!



natasha said...

happy new year to you too!

glad to see the forest albums made that list. : )


Leigh said...

Happy new year guys - an absorbing and enlightening list as always! Plus, I found out there's a place called 'Pies and Thighs'. That's made 2012 better than 2011 already.

andrea said...

Always some new thing to investigate from your lists. Thanks, best wishes for 2012, and keep up the good work!

P.S. Noticed that Melancolia made your cut, but Tree of Life did not. There was some commonality to the two, n'est-ce pas?

P.P.S. My book of the year was Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo. I think you guys would like it too.

aj kinik said...

Hi, Natasha,
nice to hear from you--hope your new year is off to a great start

yeah, 2011 was in some ways the Year of (the) Forest

Hi, Leigh,
All the best in 2012

If you're ever in Brooklyn, there's a seat waiting for you at Pies and Thighs--we recommend the fried chicken combo

Hi, Andrea,
best wishes to you, too

we were somewhat divided on Melancholia, but it stayed with us (especially Michelle) so it still managed to make the list--aspects of Tree of Life were breathtaking, but others were shaky--edit out that CGInosaur and I'm pretty sure you'd find Tree of Life on the list

thanks for the great tip--sounds fascinating

Neilesh Patel (Recruiter focused on Food Manufacturing Jobs) said...

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aj kinik said...

No, thanks, Neilesh.

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