2009 Year End List: Adam Jackson, Project Manager

2009 Year End List: Adam Jackson, Project Manager Some of the things that made me happy in 2009 (in no particular order): XX Merge - 33 amazing bands, hundreds of great people, new friends, unbelievable fun & excitement.Adam's doggie, Otis

Some of the things that made me happy in 2009 (in no particular order):

XX Merge - 33 amazing bands, hundreds of great people, new friends, unbelievable fun & excitement. Too many highlights to list. I'm still tired.
The Clientele: Bonfires on the Heath - I can't talk about this band without sounding like a lunatic. They are very good.
Califone: All My Friends Are Funeral Singers - their best record yet?
M. Ward: Hold Time - probably my most played record of the year.
Wye Oak- the band, the people, the shows, The Knot. I love 'em all.
"Please remove your spurs. Come to think of it, remove your antlers."
"Bundle up my little urchin."
Doves: Kingdom of Rust - so under appreciated. Need to come back to NC.
David Rawlings playing guitar - makes me want to run away & be a hippie.
CD Alley, Chapel Hill - I'm certainly their most annoying customer. Thank you Ryan, Brian, Thomas & Alison for tolerating me.
Excellent records from Chapel Hill including Ryan Gustafson's Donkey LP & The Kingsbury Manx Ascenseur Ouvert!
The dude, the terrible little puppy & Sue.