Dec 21st, 2013

Dec 21st, 2013

Orla Wren

2013 was my favorite year ever.

Amongst the great things were …
Selling my art/camping from town to town around the UK again with two backpacks after breaking my ankle in 2012 and being unable to walk for months.
Re-discovering and having an ongoing love affair with my bike.
Getting over my obvious nerves and playing live again at the Off Key Sessions in Bristol and at the Homenormalism Festival at Cafe Oto.
Having my albums Book Of The Folded Forest on Home Normal and The Blizzard That Birthed Her on Facture released into the world.
Planting seeds that will blossom into 2014, finding me once again in Spain, Scotland and Montreal.

MUSIC that I listened to often

Serengeti – Kenny Dennis
Atoms For Peace
Buddy Peace
Bernard Parmegiani
Die Antwoord
Linda Perhacs
The Heliocentrics mixed by Gaslamp Killer
Nicolas Bernier

FILMS that I watched and loved

In A Dream
Before Midnight
Breathe In
Crystal Fairy
Electrick Children
Half Nelson
Nothing Personal
The Way Way Back
The Woodmans
The Place Beyond The Pines
Upstream Color
Blue Is The Warmest Color

BOOKS that I read

William Wharton
William Wharton
William Wharton

PEOPLE that I met and liked

Dan Crossley
Jess Crossley
Ethan Crossley
Noah Crossley
Tim Diagram
Bryan Ruhe
Yasuhiko Fukozono
Colin Herrick
Leigh Toro
Ian Hazeldine
Edu Comelles
Wil Bolton
Charlie Beresford
Keiron Phelan
Jenny Brand
Robert Shaw
Joey Bania
Ian Hawgood
Craig Tattersall
Dave Hunt
Jason Corder
Cyril Secq and Vanina

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