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Favorite Things of 2005

Tim Brough "author and music buff"
 
First Hand: An Erotic Guide to Fisting (A Boner Book)
First Hand: An Erotic Guide to Fisting (A Boner Book)
"Always nice to get a book out."
Becoming a Slave
Becoming a Slave
"And always nice when your friend's book comes out, too."
U2 - Vertigo 2005 - Live From Chicago
U2 - Vertigo 2005 - Live From Chicago
"The concert of the year for me, October in Philadelphia."
Elvis Costello and the Imposters - Club Date - Live in Memphis
Elvis Costello and the Imposters - Club Date - Live in Memphis
"Saw Elvis Costello in Philly with Emmylou Harris at the Tower - and it was magic."
Body Acoustic
Body Acoustic
"Saw Cyndi with Jill Sobule in Philly, too. A nice re-imagining of Cyndi's best known songs."
Underdog Victorious
Underdog Victorious
"I have enjoyed Jill's music for years, and this is her best  yet!"
Batman Begins (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition)
Batman Begins (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition)
"My favorite movie of the summer, and it rescued the Batman series."
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
"A documentry that will make your blood boil. May 2006 be the year these scumbags be sentenced to rot in jail."
Brokeback Mountain (Widescreen Edition)
Brokeback Mountain (Widescreen Edition)
"Stunning. Flawless. Completely lives up to the hype. Probably the best movie of the decade so far."
Soulsex
Soulsex
"And the kind of music real gay men listen to. From sensitive folk to hard driving sex, Mark Weigle delivers."
Early 21st Century Blues
Early 21st Century Blues
"The Quiet voice is raised. Songs about hope and peace, and their best in years."
Howl
Howl
"Wait, didn't they used to be a noise band? BRMC discover gospel, blues and T-Bone Burnette, and make a stunner."
Z
Z
"Undescribable. Spacey and psychedelic - and filtered through a Louisville Kentucky Southern drawl."
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
"Imagastic, troubled and stunning. Reminding you of Dylan in all the right ways. (Warning; Avoid Digital Ash....)"
Trouble
Trouble
"Saw him at the Newport Folk Festival and was enchanted. Reminds me of Van Morrisson in all the right ways."
One Way Ticket to Hell & Back
One Way Ticket to Hell & Back
"Completely bypassing the sophomore slump, The Darkness makes you remember exactly why you loved Queen, Slade, Sweet, etc."
Best Little Secrets Are Kept
Best Little Secrets Are Kept
"Glam is alive and well and T-Rexing in California."
Aha Shake Heartbreak
Aha Shake Heartbreak
"Meet the new Southern Gothic. Why aren't these guys huge?"
Angel of Retribution (With Bonus DVD)
Angel of Retribution (With Bonus DVD)
"Delivering the good in the 21'st Century! Did you think they'd still have it in them?"
Dirty Diamonds
Dirty Diamonds
"Ditto for Alice's excellent new album."
All Wood & Stones
All Wood & Stones
"I liked this well done Stones tribute more than A Bigger Bang."
Switch
Switch
"OK, so I was totally hooked on ROCKSTAR. Turns out the new album ain't so bad!"
Stage
Stage
"Expanded, remastered and repackaged. This is Bowie in his prime."
The Ultimate Collection
The Ultimate Collection
"About time Dave and Annie's catolog got the re-issue treatment!"
Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story
Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story
"Ahh, the songs of my youth. My fave box set of the year."