JOHN'S MIXED MEDIA TOP TEN 2006
Lily Allen "Alright, Still." I just think her songs are fabulous. It's as close to an Album of the Year as I'm going to have.
"White Bicycles" by Joe Boyd. An inspirational read.
"The Queen." It affected me very deeply in ways I had no understanding of.
4. ART SHOW
Dada Show at the MOMA in New York City. I would recommend this if it ever comes through your town.
Justin Timberlake's "Future Sex/Love Sounds." Not just cos we're working with him...it's probably the best pop record of the year.
"This Book Will Save Your Life" by A.M Homes. I really got a kick out of this book, and I'd recommend it, not to everybody, but most people!
"Borat" - a work of great genius and hilarious.
8. ART SHOW
Hans Holbein at the Tate Gallery in London. Hans Holbein was the Court portraitist during the reign of Henry the Eighth. Interesting show.
Nelly Furtado's "Loose" So few albums I really enjoyed this year. It's not just cause we were working with (Timbaland). There are five or six songs on this record that I love.
"The Damned Utd." by David Peace. A very edgy, poetic novel about Brian Clough, famous England Football Manager for Leed United.
TV Show: "Boston Legal," best show on TV...however, Best Actor goes to Alec Bladwin for "30 Rock" - Emmy in the making!