This year has been very shitty. I’m not sure to what extent I’ve been influenced by media narratives. Some good stuff happened as well, but at the end of the year it’s hard to think about that looking back.
I lost a family member.
I got married one week after the funeral.
I had two minor medical procedures, they were stressful but also not dangerous.
I fought for my rights two times. Both were disputes in which I did not want to compromise and I did the right thing in saying something and insisting. Both times I succeeded; one matter was dropped, the other postponed but at least people acknowledged that it couldn’t be implemented like that. But that also cost me a lot of time and energy. While I should be proud of making a difference, I just feel exhausted.
There will be no Top Ten Music this year. This hasn’t been an album sort of year. I mostly listened to long mixes (BBC/fabric), but as far as dedicated listening goes, that didn’t work out so well.
Anyway, fuck off, 2016. I hope 2017 will be just normal.