Tim’s Best of 2012 04 January 2013

1. Favourite album of 2012?
Cat Power – Sun. Very sultry and soulful.

2. Favourite single?
Solange Knowles – Losing You. This song (and video) blew my mind.

3. Best gig you saw?
Bruce Springsteen in Barcelona. He played Racing In The Street. What more can I say?

4. Best gig you played?
Maybe Paraguay. 13,000 people on a beautiful warm evening in South America. Doesn’t get much better than that.

ROSADO’s photo of Tim at the Paraguay show

5. Best film you saw?
Moonrise Kingdom.

6. Best journey you made?
Driving through the snowy Austrian mountains towards Ljubljana was a beautiful morning on the bus.

7. Best TV show you watched?
Probably the BBC Imagine documentary about Bridge over Troubled Water. Very, very inspiring.

8. Best book you read?
I loved The Dinner by Herman Koch. A slightly strange and surprising book.

9. Best meal you ate?
Jesse’s friends Rich and Erica took us to an incredibly low-key street food place in an alley in Bangkok. Simple but both exciting and delicious.

10. Best thing you bought yourself?
One of the reproduction G-Plan sofas that Hemingway Design have just done. I didn’t think I would ever get so excited about a sofa. Should I be worried?

11. Best thing someone else bought for you?
Somebody in São Paulo (I’m sorry, I can’t remember who) gave me a model train which I love. It’s now sitting on top of a speaker in my studio.

12. Best website you visited or app/podcast you downloaded? Read it and weep.

13. Best thing that happened in 2012 for Keane?
It’s kind of obvious, but being number 1 again really was amazing. Strangeland was hard work to make and it was a very rewarding and emotional moment when it topped the charts.

14. Best thing that happened in 2012 for you?
Rediscovering my love of being a tourist. I want to spend the rest of my life travelling and learning.

15. Finally, what are you looking forward to in 2013?
Travelling and learning!

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