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2011 Year End Lists: James Cartwright, Merge Production Manager

2011 Year End Lists: James Cartwright, Merge Production Manager

Top 5 Things About the Triangle from my first year in North Carolina:

Top 5 Things About the Triangle from my first year in North Carolina:

5.  The Boylan Soda fountain at Bull City Burger & Brewery.  The only one in North Carolina!
4.  Falls Lake / Eno River State Parks.  Highlight: the Cox Mountain trail at Eno River. (thanks Maggie!)
3.  Hopscotch Music Festival.  No better way to learn Raleigh than by non-stop walking around downtown for a weekend.  Highlights: John Vanderslice, Titus Andronicus and Des Ark amongst many many others.
2.  The rock quarry swimming hole (Shhhhh)
1. Full Frame International Documentary Film Festival.  The premier documentary film festival in the whole world and it's right here in Durham!  Every film I saw was enjoyable.  Highlight: "Il Capo"

Other 2011 hits:

Jonny Corndawg - "Down on the Bikini Line"
"American Juggalo"
Saintseneca - "Last"
Country Mice - S/T
Hi Ho Silver Oh - "Showers Without Warning" 7"
Josh T. Pearson - "Last of the Country Gentlemen" (thanks Wilson!)
The Black Swans - "Don't Blame the Stars" (thanks Leo!)
Destroyer - "Kaputt"
"The Whore of Akron" by Scott Raab