Top ten tracks for a top twelve months.

December is a list-writing month. We read lists and we write lists all month long. List after list after list. Christmas lists, shopping lists, to-do lists and still-left-to-do lists and Oh-My-God-I-have-too-much-to-do lists. It’s a wonder we ever get anything done at Christmas in our refusal to be parted with our precious collection of post-it notes.

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Filming at gigs – isn’t it better to live in the moment?

A band you love and worship have announced they’re going on tour, and like any crazed fanatic, you are up at the crack of dawn on ticket release day to ensure you and your mates will be there to see it. It’s a stressful procedure; you have a thousand and one tabs open. You’ve prayed more times in one morning than you ever have in your life that your computer can withstand the pressure and won’t inconveniently crash. The refresh button has been pressed so many times that it feels as though your index finger has undergone an intense workout and is starting to ache from all the clicking.

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