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A-Zs are, like, SO traditional

Posted: December 22nd, 2004, by Simon Minter

So here are my 26 As of the year, instead (in no particular order)…


Asking for Trouble putting Sunnyvale in the box set

Aufgehoben album released on Fourier Transform!

Anxiety, Clinical: and the slow fight against it


All Tomorrow’s Parties

All Tomorrow’s Parties (went to two this year)

Aquanaut (my old band whose tapes I have rediscovered)

A new G5 iMac!

Appearing on a big stage at Truck Festival

Alphabetising my record collection

A growing interest in NWOBHM. Kind of

Acquiring the new Sonic Youth album, the best one in ages

A big graphic design magazine featuring the Aufgehoben sleeve!

A new pair of glasses

Attending my friend Tom’s wedding and realising I really should stay in contact with people more

Absolutely loads of gigs this year – I’ve seen more bands than ever

Accepting that I have no need for hairdressers and can do it myself

Acquainting myself once again with the fun of all night excessive binges

Another trip to Glasgow

Actually meeting Damo Suzuki – pretty cool

Attempting to design anything and everything music-related in Oxford

Ageing: it’s not so bad

Always having too much to do


Absolutely loving living in Oxford

Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


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