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So… how was your 2023? 
Not the best personally, but music-wise at least I got to some new venues, saw some great bands and even took our greyhound to a few (quieter) gigs.

What was your best moment? 
Re-learning how to do solo gig trips. I’m an anxious introvert and lockdown broke me for a while but I’m fighting back.

And your worst moment? 
Losing a good friend (and then catching Covid at her funeral).

Who was your favourite band/artist this year? 
Hamish Hawk.

Your favourite song of the year? 
Tidal Wave of Milk – Trunky Juno.

Recommended album? 
Angel Numbers – Hamish Hawk.

Favourite TV show of the year? 
Only Murders in the Building / Ghosts.

Your favourite film? 
At the very last minute, Wonka stole my heart.

Best book you read? 
Reach for the Stars: Fame, Fallout and Pop’s Final Party – Michael Cragg.

Favourite new word that you learned? 
Limerence.

Best podcast? 
Pottervision with Tom Lawrinson and Lukas Kirby always makes me chuckle.

Favourite venue that you visited? 
The Fire Station.

What was your favourite gig/show of the year? 
Hamish Hawk at Blackpool Bootleg Social and Trunky Juno at Newcastle Cluny.

Any up-and-coming artists/acts we should keep an eye out for in 2024? 
Alistair James, Trunky Juno and Zoe Graham all deserve to be huge.

Any predictions for next year? 
Sarah Johnsone to finally take over the world, or at least the UK.

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