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2010: Worth Repeating

So, here we are. 2011. That’s twenty – eleven, not two-thousand and eleven, by the way. One of my new year’s resolutions this year is brevity…

2010 (twenty-ten) was a great year. Atop the list of amazing things that happened is that we conceived a child! A baby boy that is joining our family mid-February, some 5 weeks from now. We are excited, to say the least.

Also up towards the top was the opportunity to go on tour with Neon Trees as their Front Of House Engineer (the “sound guy”) and production manager. I spent most of November and part of December touring around the country with them, and am looking forward to doing more shows and touring this year, as they are an amazing group of friends and extremely talented musicians.

Given the chance, I’d repeat 2010, or at least, have another year just like it. But I wouldn’t give up the bigger and better opportunity of looking forward to a brand new year. 2011!

So, in familiar fashion, I’ve got a few new year’s resolutions for this year, but wanted to blog about just one.

I realized while I was out on tour last month that I have a decently large music library, some 200 gb and counting. There was a lot of music I loved, even more that I listened to often, and probably ten times that that I had either listened to once or not at all. Sad really.

So, here’s the plan. I’m taking every two weeks in 2011 and giving each letter of the alphabet some ear time. At the beginning of every two weeks, I will download all of the music that was recorded by artists starting with that letter, and play through. I hope to find some music that I love, discover some music that I should have a long time ago, and weed out some that really has no place in my music library – I mean come on, I can’t blog about music without being at least a little snarky and stuck up…

So, here’s to everyone enjoying 2011. Wish me luck, because I’m gonna be a DAD soon!