Best o' the bests o' 2010

Oh goodness, it’s 2011 already. All my favorite blogs have been doing some hard work summarizing and rating the year, and I’ve listed my favorites here:

  • Vulture’s compilation of Best of lists (where I found Mark Lisanti’s cryptic best of 2010 movies… can anyone get the last 3?)
  • Some really great articles published in 2010 listed on’s Best of.
  • Sterogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2010 has a playlist with downloads, which is awesome.
  • DJ Earworm mashed up the top pop songs, and it’s so awesomely cheesy and cheesily awesome.
  • I generally get inspired by the NYT Best of 2010 books that they include as part of their holiday gift guide.
  • Still nostalgic?? A list of all the Best of Lists (courtesy

Happy New Year!!!

    Merry freaking Christmas

    The holidays can be a bit of a drag sometimes. With all the pressure to get with your nearest and dearest, it instead highlights feeling of loneliness.

    Last Christmas I discovered this Neko Case cover of a Tom Waits song, and it has a special place in my heart. Good for wallowing.


    Merry freaking Christmas.