Fare Thee Well, 2014



George Harrison, All Things Must Pass (Apple)

The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)

Wye Oak, Shriek (Merge)

John Fahey, Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You:  The Fonotone Years, 1958-1965 (Dust-to-Digital / Revenant)

Sensations' Fix, Music is Painting in the Air (1974-1977) (RVNG Intl’)

Fugazi, First Demo (Dischord)

David Crosby, If I Could Only Remember My Name… (Atlantic)

Myriam Gendron, Not so Deep as a Well (Feeding Tube)

Sharon Van Etten, Are We There (Jagjaguwar)

Kurt Vile, So Outta Reach EP (Matador)

Steve Gunn, Way Out Weather (Paradise of Bachelors)

Kurt Vile + Steve Gunn, Higher Ground, Burlington, VT, June 3, 2014

Sleater-Kinney, "Bury Our Friends"  (Sub Pop)

Thee Silver Mt. Zion + Big Brave, The Rialto, Montreal, February 6, 2014

Lightning DustFantasy (JagJaguwar)

Iggy Pop, Lust for Life (Virgin/4 Men With Beards)

V/A, Country Funk 1969-1975 (Light in the Attic)

Country, Failure (Bandcamp)

Operators + Country, Il Motore, Montreal, May 11, 2014

Destroyer, Il Motore, Montreal, February 7, 2014

Tim Hecker, Virgins (Kranky)

V/A, Native North America:  Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country, 1966-1985 (Light in the Attic)

V/A, …i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces:  music in vernacular photographs, 1880-1955 [accompanying 2-disc CD set] (Dust-to-Digital)

Gene Clark, With the Gosdin Brothers (Sundazed)

moving images

Polar Life (1967), dir. Ferguson—full digital restoration, Cinémathèque québécoise, October 10 - November 2, 2014

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013), dir. Pavich

20,000 Days on Earth (2014), dir. Forsyth & Pollard

Boyhood (2014), dir. Linklater

Cutie and the Boxer (2013), dir. Heinzerling

Le Semeur (2013), dir. Perron

Finding Vivian Maier (2013), dir. Maloof

The Unknown Known (2013), dir. Morris

The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner (1974), La Soufrière (1977), and The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1984), all directed by Werner Herzog

The Clock (2010), dir. Marclay, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Enemy (2013), dir. Villeneuve

Stories We Tell (2012), dir. Polley

“Beyond Ruttmann & Vertov” Symposium, Ghent, BE, December 5-6, 2014—featuring Visions de Lourdes (1932), dir. Dekeukeleire; Rotterdam:  de stad die nooit rust (1928), dir. von Barsy and von Maydell; Moscow (1926), dir. Kaufman and Kopalin; Stramilano (1929), dir. d’Errico; Skyscraper Symphony (1929), dir. Florey; A Bronx Morning (1931), dir. Leyda; Rhapsody in Two Languages (1934), dir. Sparling; Weltstadt in Flegeljahren:  ein Bericht über Chicago (1931), dir. Hauser; and others


food & drink

M. Wells Steakhouse, Long Island City, NY

Al’s Breakfast, Minneapolis, MN

Matt’s Bar, Minneapolis, MN—Home of the Original “Jucy Lucy”

poulet grillé au gingembre

grilled cabbage (inspired by McCrady’s)

Ma Poule Mouillée, Montreal, QC—Home of <<Bon, les Portuguais font de la Poutine!>> (a.k.a., the Original Portuguese Poutine)

Café Den, Montreal, QC (WINNER!  AEB Montreal Restaurant of the Year)

Motorino, New York NY

Eataly, New York, NY

Roberta’s pizza dough & the homemade pizza revolution

Hatch’s Fish Market, Wellfleet, MA

Sundae School, Harwich Port, MA—Home of "Bass River Mud"

Sanagan’s Meat Locker, Toronto, ON

Seven Lives, Toronto, ON—Home of the “Gobernador

Montpelier Farmers’ Market, Montpelier, VT

Bohemian Bakery, East Calais, VT

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, VT 

Scott Farm (apples, heirloom & otherwise), Dummerston, VT

Buffalo Mountain Co-op, Hardwick, VT



The Editors of Storey Books, Country Wisdom & Know-How:  Everything You Need to Know to Live Off the Land (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)

Rowan Jacobsen, Apples of Uncommon Character:  123 Heirlooms, Modern Classics, and Little-Known Wonders (Bloomsbury)

Lauren Collins, "The Spy Who Loved Me," The New Yorker, August 25, 2014

Lawrence Wright, Going Clear:  Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Vintage)

John Jeremiah Sullivan, "The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie," The New York Times, April 13, 2014

Herzog on Herzog, ed. Paul Cronin (Faber)

Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune (Random House)

Brooks Headley with Chris Cechin-de la Rosa, Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts (W.W. Norton)

Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby:  A Field Guide to Getting Lost (Viking)

Steve Roden, …i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces:  music in vernacular photographs, 1880-1955  (Dust-to-Digital)

W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz (Modern Library)—yet again!

Joseph Mitchell, “Days in the Branch,” The New Yorker

Sir Chris Bonington, Annapurna South Face (Da Capo)

Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki (Rand McNally & Co.)

Jack Kerouac, On The Road (Penguin)

Monika Kin Gagnon and Janine Marchessault, eds., Reimagining Cinema:  Film at Expo 67 (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Snapshots From An Album, episode 1:  "My Pet" (Huis van Alijn)

Snapshots From An Album, episode 2:  "Tomorrow We're Expecting the School Photographer" (Huis van Alijn)

Snapshots From An Album, episode 3:  "Hurray for the Holidays!" (Huis van Alijn)

Snapshots From An Album, episode 4:  "Proud of My Car" (Huis van Alijn)



Serial, Season One

This American Life #534, "A Not So Simple Majority"

vintage Griswold cast iron ware

Cape Cod

Minneapolis, MN

Ashby, MN & Battle Lake, MN

Washington County, VT


in memoriam

Ange-Aimée Woods


Welcome, 2015!