I’m sure you’ve all seen these Spotify Wrapped’s popping up on your timelines, feeds and what-have-you’s.
I have to admit: Mine doesn’t fully represent the music that I’ve experienced this year. Most of my top songs are hard rock songs. That’s because of my gym playlist! I almost only listen to Spotify when I’m driving or at the gym.
For those interested, here is my Spotify wrapped with a couple extra categories that I’ve added myself:
Top genres: Rock, Jazz, Soul, Indie Rock, Punk
Moods: Mellow Appreciation Laid Back, Good Vibes Positive Chill, Tender Mayhem Charming (these all sound ridiculous)
Top song: Personality Crisis by the New York Dolls (great song! but I don’t think I’ve listened to it that much)
Top artists: Grateful Dead (fair, I do most of my driving on Saturday and Sunday. And weekends are for the Dead); Also Haim, The Clash. Motley Crue (thanks gym playlist), The Ramones
I am a .... : Time Traveler (sounds lame)
And now fitzie’s wrapped!
Favourite concerts: Haim at MSG, Blondie at The Anthem, Dead & Co at Jiffy Lube Live, Elton John at Dodger Stadium
Worst concerts: Bon Iver in Providence, RI (boring); Black Keys at Jones Beach
Vinyl records bought: I’ve lost count
My coolest record finds: The Modern Lovers - original pressing! I also picked up some cool Led Zeppelin records including a Venezuelan pressing of LZ1 and a Japanese pressing of Houses of the Holy. And a red vinyl pressing of Rocket to Russia
Favourite radio station: 88.5 FM The Socal Sound - Support public radio!
Most exciting ‘new artists’: Wet Leg, Yard Act
Old & new artists I’m happy to have discovered: Dry Cleaning, Chick Corea, Tina Brooks, Japanese Breakfast, Pavement, Big Thief, Patti Smith
My all-time favourite album is: Rumours, as it has always been
My all-time music artist: Such a tough call! And I go back-and-forth ... Queen
My all-time favourite song is: Marquee Moon, by Television (previously Waterloo Sunset)
Rest in peace: Christine McVie, Meatloaf, Ronnie Spector, Pharaoh Sanders, Andy Fletcher, Taylor Hawkins and many more
Have you got a wrapped? Share here! If not, make your own!
Fitzie’s track of the day: Hold Me, by Haim
And now for your links:
The Athletic ($$) asks which clubs have benefited the most from World Cup group stage
Michael O’Neill to return as Northern Ireland manager
Canadian women’s football league to begin in 2025
UCLA women’s football add to ‘Conference of Champions’, but will it last? ($$)