2011- What’s Going To Be Different?

As usual the new year brings in the idea of change.  It’s a great opportunity to start fresh.  Many of us go the default route of health.  That’s great and it’s actually on my list too but let’s get a bit deeper.  What are you really going to change, do better, accomplish, create, build, quit in 2011? For me, I have a few things I’d like to work on. Spend more time with my family. I’m a workaholic.  I LOVE to work.  I love what I do and the people I work for and with.  This one is all on me.  I need to plan and manage my time better so that I’m not working till 2am 5-7 days a week. Be creative (again). I used to write and play music all the time.  I put out an indie record back in 1998 that was fun (although not really that good)… this year I want to write and play more than ever.  I’ve been hired to write & produce two speciality projects this year so that’s a kickstart in the right direction! Surf more. I surf most chance I get when in SC.  Living in Nashville doesn’t make it easy.  As a matter of fact it’s impossible.  I’ve added to my ‘bucket’ list that I’d actually like to compete in an amateur longboard competition in the next year or so! Health. This is a given but like most things- when written down it’s easier to accomplish or at least attempt to stay on track.  High blood pressure, high cholesterol has crept into my life.  My diet has to change in...

The Best Music of 2010 – (NOT A Top 10 List!)

Nope. No top 10 list. Pretty sure I’ve seen 45,679 top 10 lists for music and movies already. So… since this is my blog I wanted to share the music that I loved in 2010. Sure, I’ll tell you which one was my #1 (the one I listened to the most) but you’ll have to wait till the end. ( if you want to listen and see if I’m crazy or delusional this list is also on Listmania! on Amazon-  look and listen here–>  Listmania for My Favorite Music of 2010 ) Albums that were great and listened to a lot: Kanye West:   My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy The Black Keys: Brothers Best Coast : Crazy For You Wavves : King of The Beach Against Me! : White Crosses Grace Potter & The Nocturnals : Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Kings Of Leon : Come Around Sundown Black Rebel Motorcycle Club : Beat The Devil’s Tattoo Robyn : Body Talk (Don’t ask- but yes, I love it- since the 90s) Deftones : Diamond Eyes New Politics : New Politics Manic Bloom : In Loving Memory My Chemical Romance: Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys Tom Petty : MOJO Hole : Nobody’s Daughter Lifehouse : Smoke & Mirrors The Dead Weather : Sea Of Cowards (link to video- no embedding. Sorry- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0YI0UUazkU) So I guess it turned into a list either way, huh.  At least I didn’t rank them!  There was a lot of great music this year and a lot of great music that evidently I just didn’t get into (Mumford & Sons, Deerhunter, Arcade...