2013 started with me working my notice period at my old job in Bristol. Then, a week before I moved to London, I slipped on some ice and fractured my wrist. The next 3 months were a strange mix of unpacking and resettling, an operation, recuperation and the start of my physiotherapy, plus desperately trying to find myself a new job. All of which mostly involved me sitting around in the flat that I’d starting sharing with my then soon-to-be wife.
By the very nature of those circumstances, it wasn’t a situation that I could really take advantage of, sit back and enjoy. But I do remember it fondly because I did spend the majority of my time with BBC 6 Music on in the background.
I heard quite a lot of my favourite music (Primal Scream, Low, John Grant, Letherette) that I’ve shared from this year came for the first time whilst listening to 6 Music’s daytime shows, but the one track that I think I’ll always associate with that brief period of my life is Toro Y Moi’s Say That.
I ultimately need to thank my now-wife for introducing me to the wonderful work of Chazwick Bradley Bundick, but full credit to the BBC for playlisting Say That, another of my favourite tracks of the year.