Eugene Robinson of Oxbow, September 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Unlike most of the year-end lists we've seen, which are of albums, songs, or memorable moments from live shows, Eugene Robinson, frontman of long-running noise rockers Oxbow, always caps his year off with something way weirder (and awesome). Last year it was his Top Revenge Themes for 2011 and this year he's listed his Top 10 Things in 2012 To Which I Will Say "Don't Get Me Started." The list is just as amazing as you'd hope, and you can read the entire thing below.
Eugene Robinson of Oxbow, The TOP 10 Things in 2012 To Which I Will Say "Don't Get Me Started"
10] the continued popularity of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
9] everyone who is sad that Megaupload got shut down even if the piece of shit owner was rocking mansions and yachts while I almost die in rusty vans every time I go deeper in to debt to play music in front of people who can't even find the records if they wanted to because ALL OF THE FUCKING RECORD STORES ARE OUT OF BUSINESS
8] Belle and Sebastian. I have tried to understand their appeal. In fact, I am STILL trying. But man...I don't know what I am missing and how I am missing it but this is like listening to toilet water. You know what that's like? Try it some time.
7] the manner and consistency in which I self-sabotage because of my inability to suck a little dick. Everyone says "you have to suck a little dick to get ahead you know?" and then they all go suck dick and not surprisingly they seem to get ahead. However getting ahead this way seems to just be a clear cut indicator that you're well on your way to getting ahead in the giving of head arena where suddenly your work means much less than your ability to suck dick. Many who suck this kind of dick will work long and hard to convince you that it's not this bad. Which I believe. However in the future when people ask you what you do and how you got so successful it seems you need to fess up to the fact that sucking dick is how you got there. This is not shameful and some of my best friends suck dick. I just wish there'd be more frankness in regards to the whole issue. I mean don't sell me the whole Horatio Alger claptrap if all you did was get your knees dirty.
6] farmer's markets
5] how good of creepy crawly soundscape my LAST OF THE DEAD HOT LOVERS record is. Which you will steal.
4] if God is Love and God does not exist does love have much of a chance? This seems like math but what if love does exist? And you discover what you love is apple pie?
3] The Cro_Mags' Harley Flanagan assault charge and the possibility of 15 years in jail [now dismissed] for an inter-scene kerfuffle.
2] how much I love BJJ/MMA/fighting/training: it's my life and it's my wife.
1] my realization that I am actually never coming back again. So letting wildness reign supreme.