Driving to work and back home still sucks.
Not doing what I want to do, sucks.
Pretty good year for music. My taste has really changed, but I'm not surprised. In cyclical fashion, I've tuned back into a softer style of music. My favs of the year:
The Decemberists - The Rake's Song
Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move
Maserati - Inventions (Monolith too)
Passion Pit - Little Secrets
Phoenix - 1901 (thanx to Cadillac; French tho')
Nelly Furtado - Manos Al Aire
Booker T. - Native New Yorker
AMORIC - Only For You
And probably the most undeniably best band I never heard of until this year, has to be Maserati. RIP Jerry Fuchs. What a talent.
And you can tell, this is very far removed from the hard rock I used to rotated through.
On the movie front, I still didn't make my 200 movie quota. Sucks. I did see quite a few movies in theaters this year. The most I've seen outside of rental since I was in high school. Five! w00t! Best in the theater was--"District 9".
Best rental--"Gran Torino". Came out in January..., hard to believe.
Best online (no matter what release year)--"The Train", starring Burt Lancaster. It was just a weird, true story, that seemed impossible to get an audience interested in. But, like District 9, it worked.
Think I'll make other posts instead of extending this one.