Posted in Friends, Interwebs, Music on December 31, 2009|
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I’ve recently had the honor of being included as a contributing editor for The Drop. A fantastic group of friends and strangers that listen and think and write and love.
You can check out our Best of 2009 Podcast and my “About Me” Page and then poke around and stay tuned; we have some things planned that you will want to be a part of.
Music matters. Here are some of the albums that I lived 2009 to.
10. Max Tonnone – Jaydiohead
9. Owen – New Leaves
8. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt II
7. Ramona Falls – Intuit
6. St. Vincent – The Actor
5. Mos Def – The Ecstatic
4. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
3. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
2. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
1. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
I would be remiss to not mention a few other albums.
Best EP: Bon Iver – Blood Bank and Animal Collective – Be Kind Fall
Best Theological Album: David Bazan – Curse Your Branches
Worst MC to Include as a Guest Artist on a Track: Kanye West
Favorite Electronic Albums: Boy In Static – Candy Cigarette; Little Dragon – Machine Dreams
Most Awesomely Awkward Collaboration: Blakroc – Blakroc
What music do you move to this year?
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I have been immensely enjoying the Elephant Journal recently. Their cheeky, socially-minded hippie ways get me every time. I’m amazed at their commitment and also often amused at their delivery. It’s worth checking out.
Also, my good friend Justin, is something like a blogging superstar. He has been accumulating links from the interwebs for our browsing purposes almost everyday. He is heading to D.C. to work with Sojourners and will likely be the first Asian-American president. Seriously, though, you should check him out, he’s destined to be awesome.
Other things I happen to love right now:
That it’s almost Fall
Running, yoga and other physical activities
Being in the same town as my family
That someday soon I will be gainfully employed
That I will soon have a little friend named Violet
That within a week I will know the gender of my first offspring
Falling asleep to the sound of an Ent meeting
Josh Ritter’s The Golden Age of Radio album
My recent success at the game Dutch Blitz
The Ramona Falls album
That I will be seeing Bon Iver live in a graveyard at sunrise with some of the world’s best people
Positive is as positive does.
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