simon li 2023Another year of almost zero fun in Sin City (if not the rest of Oz/the rest of this mortal coil/earth) for most of us/those in the lower/working class, some relief could be found through the following Top 10...

Margo Price - "Strays" album

Lucinda Williams - "Stories from a Rock-n-Roll Heart" album

Eilen Jewell - "Get Behind The Wheel" album

Lydia Loveless - "Nothing's Gonna Stand In My Way Again" album

Cable Ties - "All Her Plans" album

Leah Senior - "The Music That I Make" album

Pat Todd / Mad Macka @ Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney 

The Mezcaltones (CD launch) @ Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney

 The Mezcaltones - "Agave Soiree" album

Tales from the Territories (SBS TV) Essential (Documentary) 


Honourable mentions:

End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless (Documentary) 


The Illusion of Democracy (Documentary) 


The Return of Tanya Tucker (featuring Brandi Carlile) (Documentary) 

RIP: Jeff Beck, Jimmy Buffett, Anna Mae Bullock (aka Tina Turner), Van Conner, Renee Geyer, Scott Kempner, Tony Leeuwenburgh (aka Tony Slug), Gordon Lightfoot, Shane MacGowan, Stephen Mulrooney, Scott Nash, Sinead O'Connor, Ron S. Peno, Robbie Robertson, Charlie Robison, Sixto Rodriguez, Johnny Rowan (aka Blackie Onassis), Stewart Tabert, Peter "PT" Thompson, Louis Tillett, Dwight Tilley, Sara Tindley, Tom Verlaine, Paul Woseen, Terry Funk