a London bike rider - I'm good at avoiding potential disaster.
So here's some good stuff that I found this year. I found a few websites that I really like - it was nice to have some choice as my default sites are usually Twitter, Facebook and the BBC, in that order. Platform and Sabotage Times should provide you with some distraction, should you get bored of sitting in front of the box in the next couple of days. Always entertaining, best bloggers around are He Said, She Said and Pitchy. Things are going really well for Pitchy it seems (despite being ill and living in Surrey) - hope he holds it together and becomes the success he deserves to be in 2011.
There are quite a few people I need to thank for helping me have a pretty cool year. A journalist that wrote back with useful advice was Rosie Swash - her podcast with Alexis Petridis is good if only because it illustrates how intensely passionate they both are about music. Given that I no longer pore over the pages of NME, it's also a good place for me to find new music. Journalists I need to thank for giving me the chance to write for them this year: Marie Claire Dorking at Company, Terri White at Shortlist, Duncan Craig at The Express, Matt Weiner at Sabotage Times, Martin Deeson and Mark Hedley at Hedge and Square Mile (and Eugene Costello for all the help and support he has given). Lucy Land at West London Living. Also Rachel Johnson at The Lady, perhaps the most surprising place I found myself this year. The Lady also wins best office award; it's got character in abundance, lovely people and Coco the dog wandering around. Thanks too to Jenny Wood at Look (now Buzz) and Andrea Thompson at Marie Claire. There's bound to be someone that I've forgotten so if so, apologies and please feel free to write and berate me. Eat, drink, be merry and we'll do it all again next year eh?