2016 – What A Year!

2016.  What a year for all of us at Low End Friends.  We survived a virtual armageddon, built a new website and forum, made new friends, and haven’t succumbed to unnecessary drama.  I call that a success.  I hope you do, too.

As a way to wrap up our year, I thought I’d call out some the year’s notable musical moments.

New Releases.

Album Artist Album Artist
Blackstar David Bowie Anti Rihanna
What Was Said Tord Gustavsen Lady Wood Tove Lo
Warp Jon Balke Starboy The Weeknd
Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande The Stage Avenged Sevenfold
Night Thoughts Suede XI Metal Church
Glory Britney Spears Hardwired…to Self-Destruct Metallica
Last Year Was Complicated Nick Jonas Dystopia Megadeth
Revolution Radio Green Day For All Kings Anthrax
California Blink-182 Brotherhood of the Snake Testament
13 Voices Sum 41 This House is Not for Sale Bon Jovi
Joanne Lady Gaga Walls Kings of Leon
Lemonade Beyonce Someday at Christmas Jackie Evancho

Movies (in no particular order)

Movie Director
Weiner Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
Neon Bull Gabriel Mascaro
The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos
The Witch Robert Eggers
Creative Control Benjamin Dickinson
A War Tobias Lindholm
Everybody Wants Some!! Richard Linklater
A Bigger Splash Luca Guadagnino
Hail, Caesar! Ethan Coen, Josh Coen
Midnight Special Jeff Nichols
Sing Street John Carney
Krishna Trey Edward Shults
The Fits Anna Rose Holmer
Chevalier Athina Rachel Tsangari
Cemetary of Splendor Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Green Room Jeremy Saulnier
The Handmaiden Park Chan-wook
The BFG Steven Spielberg
Embrace of the Serpent Ciro Guerra

Those we lost too soon…

Name Best Known For Date Name Best Known For Date
Paul Bley 3-Jan Harald Devold 19-Feb
Pierre Boulez 5-Jan Joey Feek Joey & Rory 4-Mar
David Bowie 10-Jan Sir Henry George Martin 8-Mar
Pete Huttlinger John Denver Band 15-Jan Naná Vasconcelos 9-Mar
Glenn Frey The Eagles 17-Jan Keither Emerson 11-Mar
Dale “Buffin” Griffin Mott the Hoople 17-Jan Frank Sinatra, Jr. 16-Mar
Paul Kantner Jefferson Airplane 28-Jan Malik Taylor, a.k.a. Phife Dawg 23-Mar
Maurice White Earth Wind & Fire 4-Feb Prince 21-Apr
Dan Hicks 6-Feb John Berry The Beastie Boys 19-May
Kris Leonard Viola Beach 13-Feb Nick Menza Megadeth 21-May
River Reeves Viola Beach 13-Feb Christina Grimmie 10-Jun
Tomas Lowe Viola Beach 13-Feb Leonard Cohen 10-Nov
Jack Dakin Viola Beach 13-Feb Leon Russell The Wrecking Crew 16-Nov
Craig Tarry Viola Beach 13-Feb Sharon Jones Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings 18-Nov
Denise Matthews, a.k.a. Vanity 16-Feb Merle Haggard 5-Apr

Here’s hoping to a wonderful, productive, and fruitful year for all my Low End Friends!!!


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