Best of 2018

Patrick McCarthy – Reissue Producer / Project Manager (LA)

in no particular order

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Brad Tilbe - LITA Record Shop Manager (Seattle)

  • (1) 30th Anniversary Boxed Set reissue of …And Justice For All by Metallica (still no bass!!!)
  • (2) 1st ever vinyl release of Obsolete by Fear Factory
  • (3) KEF
  • (4) Getting “hired” as a DJ by Hollow Earth Radio – KHUH LP 104.9 FM Seattle
  • (5) extensive releases and reissues from the likes of Lurker Of Chalice & Leviathan
  • (6) being asked by Sub Pop to table for Light In The Attic at the Sup Pop 30th Anniversary Party
  • (7) reissue of Imprint by Vision Of Disorder
  • (8) discovering Extreme Noise Records in Minneapolis
  • (9) Blaze movie
  • (10) facilitating a press tour at the Record Shop w/ Ethan Hawke & Ben Dickey (I am always surprised by what I get into as an employee of this label!)

Ryan Wilson – Sales/Digital (LA)

  • (1) Joining the LITA Fam
  • (2) Being greeted at home after work by a 90lb Coonhound
  • (3) Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread
  • (4) Talking to Norma Tanega on the phone
  • (5) Lenny Breau – One Long Tune: The Life and Times of Lenny Breau
  • (6) Hosono reissues!
  • (7) The Grand Canyon
  • (8) Record Cart & LITA Vinyl Shop @ Best Made Co.
  • (9) Azar Lawrence @ Zebulon Nov 3
  • (10) BLAZE

Emily Keating – Film/TV Licensing (LA)

in no particular order

  • (1) Rescuing a half lab half spaniel pupper who I named Betty, my first dog child!
  • (2) Getting hired at Light in the Attic!!!!
  • (3) Seeing Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Forum. There are no words for how wonderful that man is. The first time I’ve ever felt okay about crying in public.
  • (4) Hosono’s Paraiso. Just the best.
  • (5) Discovering Blaze Foley and seeing the film Blaze. The second time I’ve felt okay about crying in public.
  • (6) The courage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, no matter what happened afterwards.
  • (7) Seeing Hosono, Acetone and Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback at the Barbican in London. It was really special. Acetone especially blew my mind.
  • (8) Losing both of my grandparents was the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through. But we are now renting their house to a family from Malibu who lost their home in the fires, and that feels right.
  • (9) Showing Jack around Paris and having him meet all my old pals there.
  • (10) Taking back the house during the midterms!!
  • (11) Lynn Castle performing in the office. Her music means so much to me and it made me so happy to see her live.

Jack Sills – Film/TV Licensing (LA)

in no particular order

Grant Olsen – Film/TV Licensing (LA)

  • (1) BLAZE Film & Family
  • (2) Colorado Highway 82
  • (3) Bibimbap
  • (4) Trails Cafe
  • (5) Kikagaku Moyo
  • (6) “Abstractions” video by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith/Harry Smith
  • (7) Andy Pickett at SXSW/li>
  • (8) Hal documentary
  • (9) The Discovery of Water On Mars
  • (10) Reanimation Library

Emilee Booher – Film/TV Licensing (LA)

in no particular order

  • (1) Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread LP
  • (2) Going to Nelsonville Music Festival and Pickathon Music Festival
  • (3) Attending the Blaze premiere at SXSW
  • (4) Meeting Sybil Rosen
  • (5) The Hosono reissues
  • (6) Taking a real vacation
  • (7) My Lee Hazlewood Halloween costume
  • (8) Spending time in Woodstock, NY
  • (9) Visiting Willie’s Ranch
  • (10) Voting

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Matt Sullivan – Founder/Co-Owner (LA)

  • (1) Amen Dunes - Freedom (Sacred Bones)
  • (2) Taking the family to The Grand Canyon
  • (3) Launch
  • (4) Eddie & Ernie – Time Waits For No One (Mississippi Records)
  • (5) Mien – Mien (Rocket Recordings)
  • (6) Definitely Miami – Definitely Miami (Definitely Miami)
  • (7) Robert Egger, L.A. Kitchen – the world needs more individuals with such heart, compassion, and ingenuity
  • (8) Visiting Georgia O’Keefe’s house, Abiquiu, New Mexico
  • (9) Mary Lattimore - Hundreds of Days (Ghostly International)
  • (10) Acetone, Haruomi Hosono, and Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback @ The Barbican Theatre, London, June 23rd
  • (11) Blaze (IFC Films)
  • (12) Andy Pickett - Andy Pickett (Dreamy Life)
  • (13) Jumping into the Oslofjord, Oslo, Norway, March 4th

Lee Thelen – Accounting (Seattle)

  • 1. Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas
  • 2. Reachin’
  • 3. Hosono
  • 4. “Coda” – Riyuchi Sakamoto documentary
  • 5. Getting rid of cable
  • 6. This Heat
  • 7. Brian Eno’s “Music for Installations” Box Set
  • 8. Oregon’s Painted Hills area
  • 9. Vernon Reid’s “Band of Gypsy’s Revisited” at the Triple Door
  • 10. Darling Debora

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Jennifer Maas – Web (LA)

  • 1. Crying at the Grand Canyon
  • 2. Visiting Georgia O’Keefe’s house in Abiquiu, NM
  • 3. Backpacking with my daughter at Little Jimmy campground
  • 4. Celebrating 9 years of marriage camping on Santa Cruz Island
  • 5. Finally buying a rice cooker
  • 6. Joining Pharos Gym
  • 7. Taking naps with my son
  • 8. Seeing Hosono & Acetone at The Barbican
  • 9. Swimming in a cold lake on a warm day in Todmorden, England
  • 10. Mondays and Tuesdays working half days at the Light In The Attic office with the best people there are
  • 11. Staying with generous and wonderful friends in England
  • 12. Seeing Spiritualized at the Orpheum
  • 13. Coaching Dynamite Dogs pee-wee soccer at Silver Lake Rec Center
  • 14. Neighborhood Nursery School
  • 15. 101 Easy Asian recipes cookbook