Unlike some people, I actually waited until the very last day of 2011 to put up my list of 2011 awesomeness. Please note: these are my favorites, not the best, as my taste usually does not line up with the general consensus.
Instead of Top 5′s, I went with Top 4′s. More exclusive.
Too Big To Fail
MUSIC – ALBUMS
Wild Flag – Wild Flag
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Hammers of Misfortune – 17th Street
Lonely Kamel – Dust Devil
MUSIC – SONGS
Peter Bjorn and John – Second Chance (from Gimmie Some)
M83. – Midnight City (from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.)
Times New Viking – Fuck Her Tears (from Dancer Equired!)
College feat. Electric Youth – A Real Hero (from the Drive soundtrack)
Parks and Recreation
Game of Thrones
And a few other things:
Favorite Political Moment of the Year: Ohioans repeal SB5 61% – 39%
Favorite Sports Moment of the Year: Buffalo Bills, down 21-0, comeback to beat the Patriots 34-31, snapping a 15-game losing streak to New England
Favorite Person Who We Lost: Steve Jobs, who I didn’t always like, but admired the hell out of
Favorite Website of the Year: Plunderbund
Favorite Podcast of the Year: Never Not Funny
Favorite Restaurant of the Year: The Jury Room
Favorite Dessert of the Year: Jeni’s Splendid seasonal Banana Split Sundae
#1. Complete 2 New Screenplays: The Black Sky, done. Another no. 50% success on that one.
#2. Write A Book: Yep, the first draft of “Flick Your Bic” is done.
#3. Shoot the “Bands On The Run” short: Never got around to it.
#4. Launch A Music Podcast: Done, and was way more successful than I anticipated. 2012 is gonna be even bigger.
#5. Make Some New Music: I recorded one new song, but it was all based on loops, nothing original. Mainly due to the fact that I A) didn’t have an interface between my guitars and computer and B) I didn’t have a bass. I’ve since rectified the second issue, but the first I’m working on.
#6. The Gym: Off and on, but mainly no.
#7. Read A Book A Month: Actually managed to be successful with this one, but for one caveat: I never finished the Woodrow Wilson biography. It was so long, and so dense, I took me months to get 2/3rds the way through.
Coming soon, my Goals for 2012.