Best Album(s) of 2008
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Beach House - Devotion
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Sings Newman
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Favorite Song(s) of 2008
Department of Eagles - Teenagers
Grizzly Bear - Marla
Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Animal Collective - Brothersport
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
Your Personal Favorite On-stage Moment/Show of 2008
San Francisco - Rickshaw Stop December 5th
Classic Album or Artist You Discovered This Year
Van Dyke Parks. I was a fan of his work with Brian Wilson, but hadn't heard his solo work until recently.
Best Film You Saw This Year
Tie: Synecdoche, New York/ Burn After Reading
Favorite new gadget, technology, site or application you can't live without
Artist You Are Most Excited About In 2009 (any medium)
I'm most excited for new albums from Animal Collective & Grizzly Bear. LOST season 5.
Your Latest Guilty Pleasure
Project Runway. I don't really feel guilty, it's an amazing show.
What should President Obama change first in 2009?
Aside from the obvious Economy/War problems, I feel gay rights are a big issue right now. The bigotry in America needs to end immediately.
A Memorable/Humorous/Classic Moment on the tour bus/road in 2008
Losing Rick on the subway in New York.
*Bonus question – great YouTube or viral video you saw this year
Not Jackie Chan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwfD0gDRFkA