A very deck Veep

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“Deck” got used on one of my favorite shows last night. My goofy contribution to pop culture has now been in The Sopranos and Veep. Very deck.

Vulture deemed it the “compliment of the episode:”

Dan to Catherine: “You’re hip! You’re deck! Deck’s a thing, right?”

My favorite records of 2013

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50. Dirty Beaches – Drifters / Love is the Devil
49. Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back
48. Fuzz – Fuzz
47. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
46. Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
45. Fidlar – Fidlar
44. James Blake – Overgrown
43. Cuushe – Butterfly Case
42. Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
41. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
40. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator 
39. Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
38. The Mantles – Long Enough to Leave
37. Bent Shapes – Feels 
36. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle

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My favorite music of 2012

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50. Teen: Electric
49. Sun Araw: The Inner Treaty
48. Cat Power: Sun
47. Tallest Man on Earth: There’s no Leaving Now
46. Matthew E. White: Big Inner
45. Port St. Willow: Holiday
44. Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
43 Eternal Summers: Correct Behavior
42. Wild Nothing: Nocturne
41. Actress: R.I.P.
40. Metz: Metz
39. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.a.a.d City
38. Andy Stott: Luxury Problems
37. Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze
36. Japandroids: Celebration Rock
35. Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold

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A Few of My Favorite Things (In Brooklyn)

Time Out listed some of my favorite spots in Brooklyn in their latest issue:

“When I first moved to Brooklyn in 1996, I was two blocks away from the pier at India Street, which at the time was an abandoned lot with the best view you could possibly imagine of the New York skyline. I used to go there to write, because—besides the occasional homeless person or junkie—I’d have the view all to myself. At night, the pier at India Street has a similar view, and is generally just as empty. It makes me nostalgic for an era when North Brooklyn wasn’t a conveyer belt for the Sunday Styles section stories.” India St at Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

You can read them all at Time Out.

My Favorite Music of 2011

25. The Weeknd, House of Balloons
24. Cave Singers, No Witch
23. Jay-Z/Kanye West, Watch the Throne
22. Sun Araw, Ancient Romans
21. Fucked Up, David Comes to Life
20. Shabazz Palaces, Black Up
19. The War on Drugs, Slave Ambient
18. Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
17. The Sea And Cake, The Moonlight Butterfly
16. Battles, Gloss Drop
15. Tom Waits, Bad as Me
14. Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation
13. Cults, Cults
12. Yuck, Yuck
11. Washed Out, Within and Without


10. Frank Fairfield, Out on the Open West


9. Wilco, The Whole Love

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