Best Album(s) of 2008
She & Him - Volume One and Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
Favorite Song(s) of 2008
“I Decided” - Solange Knowles, “L.E.S. Artistes” - Santogold and “Business
Time” - Flight Of The Conchords
Your Personal Favorite On-stage Moment/Show of 2008
Every time the audience sings along with "I want my money back"!
Classic Album or Artist You Discovered This Year
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Elvis Presley. Obviously I've been
aware of their existence, but this year I started listening and appreciating more.
Best Film You Saw This Year
Wall-E. So cute and so poignant.
Favorite new gadget, technology, site or application you can't live without
My new midi keyboard from M-Audio. I customized it so it's like a keytar and it allows me to have all the sounds of an orchestra at my fingertips. Until I can afford a real orchestra, my keyboard is my friend...
Artist You Are Most Excited About In 2009 (any medium)
I'm pretty keen to hear Lily Allen's new stuff. I love Greg Kurstin (the producer) so I'm sure it'll be cool.
Your Latest Guilty Pleasure
Raw chocolate truffles from Uli Mana. Best drug ever.
What should President Obama change first in 2009?
I believe that education is an emergency. Because every kid that comes out of school with a sub-par education is putting our future in jeopardy. Clever people are excellent!
A Memorable/Humorous/Classic Moment on the tour bus/road in 2008
My trumpet player buying a packet of Kangaroo-scrotum-coin-purses at Sydney airport. He felt it was the perfect memento from our tour in Aus! Hmmm....