Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year's Eve and a Random Top Ten List

I was a bit concerned about this year’s New Year's Eve show going off. We all worry about rallying our friends out to these big shows, and as the date approached, it was still uncertain how the night would turn out. It ended up that we had a great room full of friends and fans, and the music was terrific. I enjoyed sitting in with John Doney, and it sort of memorialized the late night jam session he and I had the night before, which was a blast. It seems 2009 was a crazy one for most. All things considered, I feel totally blessed, and am thankful to whoever is looking over me. Sometimes it feels like bullets are whizzing by, and I am somehow still standing.

Anyway, I have been listening to a lot of albums. I have been turned on to some musicians that have been around, but that I haven’t paid much attention to, prior. There are also a few albums that I just popped back on, and they have resonated in a whole new way for me. So, here is my Top 10 List of Albums I Really Listened to in 2009. This list is in no particular order.

The Whitest Boy Alive – Dreams
Ryan Adams – Stone Roses
Seu Jorge – The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions
The Perishers – Let There Be Morning
Willie Nelson – The Essential Willie Nelson
Sun Kil Moon – April
Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time
Session Americana - Diving for Gold
Pinback – Blue Screen Life
Alice In Chains – Jar of Flies