Best Album(s) of 2008
1) Deerhunter ‘Microcastle’
2) TV on the Radio ‘Dear Science’
3) Kanye West ‘808’s and Heartbreaks’
4) Portishead ‘Third’
Favorite Song(s) of 2008
1) “Nothing Ever Happened” by Deerhunter (Microcastle)
2) “Chemtrails” by Beck (Modern Guilt)
3) “Hunter” by Portishead (Third)
4) “Pump the Brakes” by Amazing Baby (EP)
Your Personal Favorite On-stage Moment/Show of 2008
Have you seen our performance on Conan O’Brien?? If not you should. Something “happens” at the very end of the song. It’s worth the watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGr9c1cu4sg
Classic Album or Artist You Discovered This Year
I’ve long been a CAN fan, but a friend just gave me 'Tago Mago' this year and it quickly became a van staple. Also been digging some George Jones re-issues and ELO’s Greatest Hits.
Best Film You Saw This Year
We all went to see the new Batman with the 40 Watt staff in Athens. It was pretty good.
Favorite new gadget, technology, site or application you can't live without
I’m still sporting the Nokia, but the rest of the band has iPhones and I have to say, they’re pretty nice.
Artist You Are Most Excited About In 2009 (any medium)
I cannot wait to see ‘The Road’ as a movie. I’ve also read ‘Blood Meridian’ by Cormac McCarthy and I hear Ridley Scott is making a movie based on it. So therein lies the potential to create the bloodiest, most amazing Western film in the history of the world.
Your Latest Guilty Pleasure
Hannah Montana songs
What should President Obama change first in 2009?
Get us outta the Middle East!
A Memorable/Humorous/Classic Moment on the tour bus/road in 2008
Again, have you seen the Conan video??!!!??
*Bonus question – great YouTube or viral video you saw this year
Old Gregg from Mighty Boosh - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0S6vL0-u58