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Thursday, December 14 2017


JIM BOB'S CHOICES

TELLY – I watched a lot of telly in 2017. Too much for a top ten.
These are just some of my highlights.
Detectorists
Halt and Catch Fire
Godless
Peaky Blinders
Stranger Things
Narcos
Ozark
Taboo
Man Down
Taskmaster
Count Arthur Strong
Game of Thrones
Startup
Gameface
The Handmaid’s Tale
Homeland
Mindhunter
Better Call Saul
Mr Robot
24 Hours in Police Custody
Motherland
Quacks
SS-GB
The Trouble With Dad
The Crystal Maze
Unforgotten
The Confession Tapes
The Keepers
Long Shot

BOOKS
My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent
Manhattan Beach – Jennifer Egan
Days Without End – Sebastian Barry
Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
Dadland – Keggie Carew
Moonglow – Michael Chabon
Ruby – Cynthia Bond
Safe Ryan – Ryan Gattis
James Acaster's Classic Scrapes – James Acaster
The Gustav Sonata – Rose Tremain
Since We Fell – Dennis Lehane
The Descent of Man – Grayson Perry
East West Street – Philippe Sands
The Terranauts – TC Boyle
Here I Am – Jonathan Safren Foer


FILMS
Manchester by the Sea
Dunkirk
Hell or High Water
Wind River
Blade Runner 2049
20th Century Women
Jackie
Hidden Figures
Lion
Okja
Hacksaw Ridge
The Meyerowitz Stories
The Accountant
Passengers
The Light Between the Oceans

ALBUMS
Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
Salutations – Conor Oberst
How the West Was Won – Peter Perrett
Girl from the North Country (Original London Cast Recording)
Lovely Creatures, The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Semper Femina – Laura Marling

LIVE GUBBINS
Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic
Lazarus at the King's Cross Theatre
Conor Oberst at the London Palladium
Senseless Things at Shepherd's Bush Empire
Lemon Twigs at Koko
Frank and Walters at the Water Rats
Father John Misty at Hammersmith Apollo
Michael Legge, Jerk the Musical at the Bill Murray
Chris T-T at the Komedia Brighton
Giacometti at Tate Modern
Who Do You Think You Are?, Barbara Brownskirt at the Vauxhall Tavern
Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell – National Gallery

FAVOURITE NEW BAND
Shame

RADIO/PODCASTS
S.Town
The Adam Buxton Podcast
Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast
The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
The Unbelievable Truth
The News Quiz
Do the Right Thing
Vitriola Podcast
Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder
Inside The Comedian


MISTER SPOONS'S CHOICES

ALBUMS
1. Other – Alison Moyet
2. Savage – Gary Numan
3. Spirit – Depeche Mode
4. Salutations – Conor Oberst
5. These are the Songs – Mick Thomas
6. Under Stars – Amy MacDonald
7. Life in the Dark – The Felice Brothers (released 2016 but I didn’t hear it until 2017 and it’s skill so I’m having it)
8. Junvierbrecher – The Indelicates
9. World Be Gone – Erasure
10. Heart First Aid Kit – Grace Petrie

GIGS
A Fantastic Year for Gigs. Been a real struggle picking my top 10 and a lot of my favourites I saw more than once…

1. Gary Numan – Brixton Academy
2. Alison Moyet – Hackney Church
3. The Killers – Millenium Bowl, London
4. Depeche Mode – Arena, Stockholm
5. Mick Thomas & Squeezebox Wally – Café Gramski, Dachau
6. Conor Oberst/Felice Brothers  - The Fillmore, San Francisco
7. The Frank & Walters – The Water Rats, London
8. Pet Shop Boys – Royal Albert Hall
9. Erasure – Camden Roundhouse
10. Lord Hicks – Great Exhibition, SE23
Honourable Mentions to: Fightmilk/Indelicates (The Fighting Cocks, Kingston), Amy MacDonald (RAH), MJ Hibbert/Gavin Osborn/Jenny Lockyer (SpreadEagle), Holy Holy (SBE), Adam Ant (RAH). 

TV
1. Doctor Who
2. Halt & Catch Fire
3. The Americans
4. House of Cards
5. Homeland
6. Line of Duty
7. Tyrant
8. Better Call Saul
9. Madam Secretary
10. The Bill (re-runs)

OTHER SCHIZZLE
1. Paddington 2 (Film)
2. This is going to Hurt – Adam Kay (Book)
3. The West Wing Weekly (Podcast)
4. Hidden Figures (Film)
5. Star Wars: Rogue One (Film)
6. Storm House – Mark Hibbert (Book)
7. Sully: The Miracle on the Hudson (Film)
8. The Founder (Film)
9. Alison Moyet Tour Diary (Blog)
10. Jerk: The Musical – Michael Legge (Stage)

Favourite Palace Match: Very slim pickings again  this year, I’m going for Palace 3 Arsenal 0 – outplayed one of the greatest footballing side of the last decade and it was on the box… Lovely.|

Favourite Non Palace Game: Sheppey 2 Beckenham Town 3 – Rip-roaring FA Vase game. Took a  last minute decision to go after driving back from Shiiine in Minehead. So pleased I did, even if I nearly fell asleep on the Motorway on the way home. 

CHRISTOPHER(Formerly T-T)'S CHOICES

ALBUMS
1. Lorde – Melodrama
2. The Young’uns – Strangers
3. Yorkston / Thorne / Khan – Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars
4. This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze
5. Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
6. Kiran Leonard – Derevaun Seraun
7. Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator
8. Deerful – Peach
9. Jen Cloher – Jen Cloher
10. Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights
11. Nadine Khouri – The Salted Air
12. Neil McSweeney – A Coat Worth Wearing
13. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
14. Lianne Hall – The Caretaker
15. Jon Boden – Afterglow
16. Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life
17. Lankum – Between the Earth and Sky
18. Trio De Kali & Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan
19. Connect_icut – Rage Coma
20. Kendrick Lamar – Damn

Honourable mentions (all 8.0+ out of 10): Ben Marwood – Get Found, Tom Williams – All Change, Laura Marling – Semper Femina, Horsetail – Under Heaven, Tom McRae – Oh! The World, Ah! The World, Manran – An Da La, Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway, Taylor Swift – Reputation, Stick In The Wheel – Follow Them True, Nick Parker – Besta Venya, Lana Del Ray – Lust For Life, Jay-Z – 4:44, Sleaford Mods – English Tapas, St Vincent – Masseduction, Sampha – Process, The Horrors – V.

GIGS
1. Fonda 500, Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
2. Half Man Half Biscuit, The Assembly Hall, Worthing
3. Flying Lotus at Mauerpark, Berlin
4. Senseless Things, Shepherds Bush Empire, London
5. Jon Boden at The Komedia, Brighton
6. Saturday night at North Gate Jazz Co-op, Chiangmai, Thailand
7. Lianne Hall at Campfire Live, Brighton
8. Dear Everyone at Cambridge Unitarian Church (unplugged) & Brighton Komedia (plugged)
9. Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton at The Komedia, Brighton
10. Hurtling at Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
11. Deerful at Wales Goes Pop! Cardiff
12. Dorian Concept at Mauerpark, Berlin
13. El Morgan & The Divers, Hope & Ruin, Brighton
14. Roxanne de Bastion at Cambridge Folk Festival
15. Thundercat at Mauerpark, Berlin
16. Ben Marwood, Non Canon, Helen Chambers at The Brunswick, Hove
17. Belshazzar’s Feast at Cambridge Folk Festival
18. Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at Cambridge Folk Festival & Lost Evenings
19. Fear Of Men at Wales Goes Pop
20. Co-Pilgrim at Truck Festival, Oxfordshire

Honourable mentions: Sharon Lewis at Big Green Party II, Steve Mason at May Day Solidarity Festival, Kelly Kemp at the Hope, the little bit I saw of Seán McGowan at the Railway (still haven’t seen anything like a full set), Matt Edible at Truck, Pog at Big Green Party II, Dave Burland at May Day Solidary Festival, Mick Thomas at the Duke of Wellington, Chloe Hawes at the Anthony Burgess Centre, The Boy Least Likely To at Wales Goes Pop, Warsaw Radio at Big Green Party II, Robb Johnson at May Day Solidary Festival.


FILMS
1. Moonlight
2. 120 Beats Per Minute
3. The Red Turtle
4. Dunkirk
5. The Salesman
6. The Handmaiden
7. James Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro
8. Free Fire
9. The Death Of Stalin
10. Hunt For The Wilderpeople
11. Paddington 2
18. Lion
12. Blade Runner 2049
13. Hell Or High Water
14. Thor Ragnarok
15. Wonder Woman
16. Captain Fantastic
17. Hidden Figures
19. Okja
20. Sing Street

TV
1. Master Of None
2. Rick & Morty
3. The Vietnam War
4. The OA
5. Taboo
6. Halt & Catch Fire
7. Blue Planet 2
8. Chef’s Table season 3 episode 1 – Jeong Kwan
9. The Americans
10. American Vandal

(I haven’t yet watched Season 2 of The Crown which might be in there)

BOOKS
1. N. K. Jemisin – The Broken Earth Trilogy (all three books)
2. Benjamin Myers – The Gallows Pole
3. Ta-Nehisi Coates – We Were Eight Years In Power
4. Martin Shaw – Scatterlings
5. Yaa Gyasi – Homegoing
6. Naomi Alderman – The Power
7. Mark Hibbett – Storm House
8. Jessica Abel – Out On The Wire
9. Douglas Murphy – Nincompoopolis
10. Fiona Mozley – Elmet

RADIO / PODCASTING (with my favourite specific episodes in brackets)
1. West Wing Weekly (Two Cathedrals – both parts)
2. Longform (Zoe Chace, Brian Reed, David Grann)
3. Kermode & Mayo Film Show (Wittertainment)
4. Slate Gabfest
5. Slate Culture Gabfest (Steven Universe / introduction to philosophy)
6. Mostly Lit
7. Adam Buxton podcast (Hassan Akkad, Kathy Burke, Simon Amstell)
8. In Our Time (Picasso’s Guernica, Purgatory, Rosa Luxembourg, Egyptian Book Of The Dead)
9. Make Out With Him
10. Home Front
11. SongExploder (Lorde, St Vincent, Michael Kiwanuka, Aimee Mann, Solange)
12. Intercepted (Snowden Vs Trump live from SXSW)
13. Watling Street Podcast
14. NYT – The Daily
15. Desert Island Discs (Naomi Klein, Arundhati Roy, Caitlin Moran)

Honourable mentions:
Slate XX Gabfest, Fresh Air, Another Round, Vitriola, WTF with Marc Maron, S Town, Trumpcast

MARC OLLINGTON'S CHOICES

ALBUMS

1. The National - Sleep Well Beast (stunning, simply stunning)
2. Conor Oberst - Salutations
3. British Sea Power - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party
4. David Bowie - Cracked Actor
5. Lorde - Melodrama
6. Sparks - Hippopotamus
7. Arcade Fire - Everything Now
8. War On Drugs - Deeper Understanding
9. Idles - Brutalism
10. Gorillaz - Humanz

I did like the Morrissey album but since the transcript from that German interview was released he really does come across as a misinformed bigot. I no longer know what to think about him, and feel really weird about putting him in a top 10 that is positive.

FILMS

1. Paddington 2
2. Dunkirk
3. Wonder Woman
4. Death Of Stalin
5. La La Land
6. Logan
7. The Big Sick
8. Captain Underpants
9. T2 Trainspotting
10. Arrival

GIGS

1. Arcade Fire - York Hall
2. The National - Hammersmith Odeon night 1
3. The National - Hammersmith Odeon night 3
4. The National - Hammersmith Odeon night 2
5. Mike Garson - Camden Underworld
6. Pet Shop Boys - Royal Albert Hall
7. Senseless Things - Shepherds Bush Empire
8. Chris T-T - Komedia
9. Idles - Tunbridge Wells Forum
10. The Frank & Walters - The Water Rats

I also really enjoyed Chris T-T @ The Lexington (euphoric), Little Mix @ The O2 (amazing to see my two girls have such a fab time) Adam Buxton's Bug (twice - he is brilliant), Celebrating David Bowie (mixed in quality but I love Gail Ann Dorsey, Mike Garson and the Bowie alumni), Stewart Lee @ Tunbridge Wells Assembly Halls, John Shuttleworth @ Leicester Square Theatre and any Jim Bob gig would obviously be in the top 10 - but that is too obvious. 'The Velveteen Rabbit" @ The Unicorn Theatre with my eldest daughter was really special and nearly made me cry.

TV

1. The Trip Goes To Spain
2. The Crown
3. Doctor Who
4. House Of Cards
5. Love
6. Black Mirror
7. Stranger Things
8. Back
9. Googlebox
10. Blue Planet

I sadly thought Doctor Foster season 2 didn't reach the heights of the first. I also watched all of 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' and thought Iain Lee was wonderful. Billions, Legion, The Walking Dead, Love, Bowie at the Beeb, Louis Theroux and Modern Family were also enjoyed a lot.

RADIO

1. Iain Lee - Talkradio
2. Adam Buxton's podcast
3. Desert Island Discs
4. Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
5. The Danny Baker Show
6. Under The Skin - Russell Brand
7. The Online Gooner
8. Richard Herring - Leicester Square Theatre
9. James Richardson - Totally Football Show
10. Steve Lamacq - 6music

BOOKS

1. Shock & Awe: Glam Rock & It's Legacy - Simon Reynolds
2. Going On The Turn - Danny Baker
3. The Elephant In The Room - Jon Ronson
4. Eleven - Mark Watson
5. Substance: Inside New Order - Peter Hook
6. David Bowie: A Life - Dylan Jones
7. Horse Walks Into A Bar - Daivd Grossman
8. Can't Stand Up For Falling Down - Allan Jones
9. The Bottom Corner - Nigel Thatchell
10. Set The Boy Free - Johnny Marr

I have never read so little fiction. I don't really know why but I seem to be obsessed by biogs.

PERSON OF THE YEAR
Iain Lee

RUNNERS UP
Matt Berninger (The National), Nathan Elder (Tonbridge Angels)

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JIM BOB IN AUSTRALIA 2018
Monday, September 18 2017


NEXT MARCH, for the first time since playing the Big Day Out festival with CARTER USM in 1993, JIM BOB is coming back to Australia. Jim Bob will play four shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth as special guest to the very boss POP WILL EAT ITSELF. Also on the bill, at all gigs except Perth are Caligula, who opened for Carter in Australia back in the heady 1993s. What's not to like.

Ticket pre-sale Wednesday 20th September 9am (local time)
And general ticket sale Friday 22nd September 9am (local time)

MARCH 2018
Thursday 8th Brisbane The Triffid
Friday 9th Melbourne Max Watts
Saturday 10th Sydney Factory Theatre
Sunday 11th Perth Rosemount Hotel

TICKETS AND DETAILS

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JIM BOB SINGS AGAIN (again)
Monday, September 4 2017




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2016 — The Good Stuff. Team Jim Bob Annual Cultural Lists
Wednesday, December 14 2016


JIM BOB

ALBUMS
Do Hollywood – The Lemon Twigs
Ruminations – Conor Oberst
The Hope Six Demolition Project – PJ Harvey
Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul
Blackstar – David Bowie
Adam Green’s Aladdin
9 Green Songs – Chris T-T
2013 – Meilyr Jones

BOOKS
The Loney – Andrew Michael Hurley
The End of the World Running Club – Adrian J Walker
Heroes of the Frontier – Dave Eggers
Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain – Barney Norris
Patience – Daniel Clowes
The Girls – Emma Cline
City on Fire –Garth Risk Hallberg
The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink – Elvis Costello

TELEVISION
Halt and Catch Fire
Startup
Goliath
Making a Murderer
Peaky Blinders
Better Call Saul
People Just do Nothing
Silicon Valley
Happy Valley
War and Peace
Grayson Perry — All Man
Deutschland 83
Mr Robot
Bosch
Ripper Street
Modern Family
Game of Thrones
American Crime Story — The People v OJ Simpson

FILMS
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Captain Fantastic
The Nice Guys
Room
Sing Street
Arrival
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Love and Mercy
Bridge of Spies
A Bigger Splash
The Lobster

RADIO/PODCASTS
The Adam Buxton Podcast
Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life
Vitriola podcast
Do the Right Thing podcast
Mark Steel's in Town
Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

LIVE SHOWS
The Jam — About the Young Idea at Somerset House
David Baddiel — My Family: Not the Sitcom
Adam Buxton's Bowie Bug
Jilted John at Brixton Windmill
The Frank and Walters at the Borderline
Bowieoke Circus
Chris T-T at St Pancras Church
Elvis Costello at the London Palladium

CHRIS T-T's favourites

ALBUMS
Beyonce – Lemonade
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
The Furrow Collective – Wild Hog
Kiran Leonard – Grapefruit
David Bowie – Blackstar
Shirley Collins – Lodestar
Petrol Girls – Talk Of Violence
Esmé Patterson – We Were Wild
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Skinny Girl Diet – Heavy Flow

This year I gave 55 albums 8/10 or better. I’ll put my Top 20 + honourable mentions on my 2016 Review blog next week. I’ve sadly excluded Jim Bob Sings Again and Non Canon’s self-titled debut, because of being on them both.

FILM
Can’t do my FILM yet – I’m seeing four films in the next two weeks that might feature. Hypernormalisation, Dheepan, Spotlight and Beyoncé’s Lemonade are all strong contenders though.

TV
Fleabag
Planet Earth II
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
Better Call Saul
Trapped
Imagine: One Night In 2012
The Story of China with Michael Wood
The Crown
Stranger Things
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

BOOKS
Paul Kingsnorth – Beast
Benjamin Myers – Turning Blue
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Dark Mountain #9
Teju Cole – Known And Strange Things

ART
vrLAB at The Old Market, Hove
Visuals and lighting design for the Moderat concert, The Dome, Brighton
Gem Fletcher’s Instagram feed of Getty photographers and sessions
Siam – Through The Lens Of John Thomson, Museum Of Culture, Chiang Mai
Sam Hewitt at Dynamite Gallery
Not Vital at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Shardcore – ‘map portraits’ series
Nona Faustine – nudes in slave trading sites in Bust magazine
Clement Valla – Postcards From Google Earth
Pure Evil – Hollywood Vampires at 99 Mary Street, Sheffield

PODCASTS / RADIO
West Wing Weekly, PRX Radiotopia
Longform Podcast
Kermode & Mayo: Wittertainment, BBC Radio 5Live
Slate Political Gabfest, Slate/Panoply
The Junk Shop with Marc Teare, TotallyRadio
Simon Mayo interviews Bruce Springsteen, BBC Radio 2
SongExploder, PRX Radiotopia
Vitriola with Robin Ince & Michael Legge
In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg, BBC Radio 4
Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music

GIGS (WATCHED)
Bellowhead, The Dome, Brighton
Kiran Leonard, The Albert, Brighton
Shellac, Koko, London
Dream Wife, Photo Shop, Great Escape, Brighton
Moderat, The Dome, Brighton
Chrissy Barnacle, Conroy’s Basement, Dundee
Skinny Girl Diet, Green Door Store, Great Escape, Brighton
Helen Chambers, Black Swan, York
Roxanne De Bastion, Latest Music Bar, Brighton
The Vega Bodegas, Le Pub, Newport

MARC OLLINGTON

BEST ALBUMS

WINNER
Blackstar – David Bowie

RUNNER UP
Jim Bob Sings Again – Jim Bob (& Chris T-T)

Do Hollywood – The Lemon Twigs
Ruminations – Conor Oberst
9 Green Songs – Chris T-T
Can’t Stop Us Now – Madness
Lazarus Soundtrack – Original Cast Recording
Super – Pet Shop Boys
Flawed Is Beautiful – S*M*A*S*H/These Animal Men
Tanya Donnelly – Swan Song Series

BEST BOOKS

WINNER
The Complete David Bowie – Nick Pegg

The End of the World Running Club – Adrian J Walker (though it has an awful ending)
Set The Boy Free – Johnny Marr
My Life With Bowie – Woody Woodmansey
The Romford Pelé: It's only Ray Parlour's autobiography - Ray Parlour
Journeyman: One Man's Odyssey Through the Lower Leagues of English Football - Ben Smith
Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab - Finnigan, Mary
Let's Make Lots of Money: Secrets of a Rich, Fat, Gay, Lucky Bastard - Tom Watkins
Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography - Mo Farah
100 Acts of Minor Dissent - Mark Thomas
Heroes of the Frontier – Dave Eggers

BEST TELEVISION

WINNER
Billions

Modern Family
American Crime Story — The People v OJ Simpson
Googlebox
Alan Partridge: Scissored Isle
The Walking Dead
Cougar Town
Black Mirror
Humans
Outcast

BEST FILMS

WINNER
Room

RUNNERS UP
Sing Street
The Jungle Book

Trolls
Nocturnal Animals
Ghostbusters
Man Who Fell To Earth – BFI Screening
The Nice Guys
High Rise
Finding Dory
How To Be Single
Elvis & Nixon

BEST RADIO/PODCASTS

WINNER
The Adam Buxton Podcast

Kermode & Mayo Film Review
Guardian Football Weekly
Desert Island Discs

BEST LIVE SHOWS

WINNER
Pet Shop Boys – Royal Opera House

MOST SPECIAL EVENTS
Matilda and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory – in London’s West End.
Attended with Poppy Ollington

Adam Buxton's Bowie Bug
The Jim Bob Sings Again Tour
The Frank and Walters - The Borderline
Belly - The Kentish Town Forum
Madness – Clapham Common
My Life Story – The Borderline
Chris T-T – St Pancras Old Church
British Sea Power – Tunbridge Wells Forum
La Femme – Shepherds Bush Empire
a-ha – The o2
Lazarus – Kings Cross Theatre
Indiedaze – London Forum

THE VERDICT OF THE SPOONS JURY

Hello all, and a Merry Christmas to you all. Usual rules apply: ridiculously late again and betting without the favourites (i.e. TJB output) otherwise it’d be a pretty repetitive list.

Off we go then… in no particular order, but favorite in each category starred…

TOP 10 ALBUMS
BlackStar – David Bowie*
Songs of the Walking Wounded – The Frank and Walters
Rest & Relocation – Split Seconds
Forum Residency Boxset – Gary Numan
Girl at the End of the World – James
Ruminations – Conor Oberst (finally succumbed to the magic!)
Head Carrier – Pixies
No such thing as a Protest Singer - Grace Petrie
Still Valid – MJ Hibbert & the Validators
Let the Record Show– Dexys (less for the music, it became the most bizarre soundtrack to our journey thru’ Kenya – can’t remember when I laughed so hard in my life)

TOP 10 GIGS
Mick Thomas African Tour 2016*
Gary Numan - Oxford Academy
Madness – 100 Club
Gavin Osborn/MJ Hibbert/Jenny Lockyer – SpreadEagle Croydon
Bowieoke – Bethnal Gren WMC
Grace Petrie – MayDay Orgreave Benefit Barnsley
James – Brixton Academy
Adam Ant – Hammersmith Odeon
Adam Buxton Bowie Bug – Greenwich
The Frank & Walters - Borderline

TOP 10 TV
Well I can’t have Doctor Who as there hasn’t been any this year (yet), and that spin-off series on BBC3 was, sadly, bloody terrible, so…

Line of Duty
The Americans
The Crown
Victoria
American Crime Story — The People v OJ Simpson
Tyrant
Mr Robot
Deutschland 83*
Trapped
The Big Bang Theory

2016 BEST FILM: The Big Short

WORST FILM EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF FILMS, YES EVEN WORSE THAN PLAN 9 ETC:
The Lobster
(Jim’s only put it in his list to wind me up - don’t think I’m not wise to his ways)

BOOKS
Not a lot done again this year, but I’ve developed a weird fascination for reading Appalachian Trail diaries.


BEST PALACE MATCH: 2016 was Palace’s very own Annus Horribilus, despite getting to the FA Cup Final (which of course we bloody lost), thus it’s been difficult to pick a game from such limited choice. In the end I’m going to cheat and go for one I didn’t actually see live: The 2-1 Semi-Final win against Watford, because it will forever remind me of the reason I couldn’t be there: running the London Marathon. www.runspoonsrun.co.uk

BEST FOOTBALL MATCH (Non-Palace): Lancing 3 Beckenham Town 4 (FA Cup Extra Prelim Round Replay)… deep in the heart of seaweed country: Beckenham go a goal up, Lancing have a man sent off but rattle in three goals. Beckenham stage a late comeback, scoring the winner from a disputed free kick in injury time. The one Beckenham Town fan in the ground goes mental and on full time is stalked by a mortally obese Lancing/Seaweed fan who, having also just spotted a small Palace logo on his cap, now wants to kill him… just catching him would have been a start… (yes, the Becks fan was me – I nearly died laughing).



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Last revised: 17/05/17


THANK YOU
Saturday, December 10 2016


What can I say? My best, most enjoyable and most successful solo tour ever is over. Thank you so much if you came to any of the shows. I'm going to have a lie down for a few days and let it all sink in. I feel like I've won something.

If you didn't make it to any of the gigs or didn't manage to get a copy of my piano CD 'Jim Bob Sings Again', it is now available HERE

Once again, thank you, from the bottom of both my hearts.

Jim Bob x

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