2013 is drawing to a close. And all the good stuff has been released, all the good gigs have happened. Except the Christmas themed stuff, and who cares about that, right?
Well, some less grumpy people do, but this here blog entry is about our ‘Stuff Of The Year’ which we did for the first time in 2012. Each category has a number of things shortlisted by us, but ultimately it is a public vote that decides.
There aren’t any prizes or anything. It’s something money can’t buy – huge wads of respect and kudos. This IS Rhubarb Bomb, afterall (i.e. we’re cheap). Though I guess we'd be daft not to put the winners on at Long Division next year. Because there are no sure things in 2014, I can tell you that now.
For the albums and singles, the rule was that it had to be something we reviewed and to be honest we’ve not been as hot this year as before. So there are loads of great things that didn’t make the cut because of that. But still, pretty tough choices me thinks!
Here are the categories. Vote HERE. It only takes two seconds and it’ll mean a lot to the people involved.
Winner in 2012: Midnight At The Sycamore Lounge by St Gregory Orange
Singles / EPs
Winner in 2012: Spectemur Agendo by Various Artists (Clandestines, The Do’s, Fur Blend)
Art Brut @ The Hop
Jamie Lockhart’s Holiday Fundraiser (inc The Old House)
Mi Mye Album Recording @ Long Division
Philophobia Fifth Birthday All-Dayer
Skaters (+ Blackeye, Forever Cult & Slugs)
Winner in 2012: Retarded Fish @ The Hop
A Carefully Planned Festival
Winner in 2012: Beacons
A Night Of Enlightenment @ The Orangery
Plays & Pints
Unity Hall on Calendar / building begins
Winner in 2012: The Cribs Play Wakefield Theatre
Best Rhubarb Bomb Article
Winner in 2012: Anatomy Of A Gig
Best Long Division Performance
Ed Tudor Pole
Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel
Post War Glamour Girls
Too Many T's
And there will also be our annual ‘Tru DIY award’ which is especially chosen by us…