this year was pretty intense. lots of good changes which i think will lead to a very good 2010. we have a great core of musicians and people on our team (one of which is my intern dino [pictured] who has turned into an all around great stage/crew/tech manager – he’s been a huge help to us this year). in my opinion, we’re writing our most exciting music to date. i asked everyone a few questions last week and this is what got back:
best records of 09
amy – Fever Ray, The XX, Atlas Sound, Mike Snow and Memory Tapes
jesper – Modwheelmood : Pearls to Pig dbl. vinyl
fran – west indian girl – 4th on the floor remixes vol 2, i will never be the same- standby
melissa – The Growlers- Are you in or out, Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion,The Avett Brothers- I and Love and You
rob – Freelance Whales – Weathervanes, Passion Pit- Manners, The XX- XX, Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion, Jacob Kirkegaard- Fonik Works, Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, The Antlers- Hospice, Laneous and The Family Yah- Shit at Life/Good at Music EP, STS9-AD Exporata, West Indian Girl- 4th on The Floor
dino – Temper Trap- Conditons, The XX- XX, Passion Pit- Manners, MSTRKRFT- Fist Of God, Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest, Julian Casablancas- Phrazes For The Young, Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, UNI- A Love Supreme
dylan – Get Color – HEALTH, Ayrton Senna EP – Delorean, Pearls to Pigs – Modwheelmood, Fever Ray – Fever Ray, Standby – I Will Never Be The Same, Ming & Ping – Ming & Ping, I Feel Cream – Peaches
new year’s resolutions:
amy – to finish this record
jesper – to listen to more music…and to make more !!!
fran – to go running on a beach in malibu with my dog tony 1/wk for 52 weeks
melissa – my new years resolution is to quit smoking AGAIN, to keep my nails painted, to finish the new WIG album, make use of the beach and desert being so close, and to meet lots of new stories and people.
rob – To control my breath…increase my capacity for fuller breathing. Health statistics show the average person uses as little as ten percent of their lung capacity. This shallow breathing is associated with stress response of the sympathetic nervous system and is the cause of many health issues in our fast-paced modern society. With every breath comes a thought. With every thought comes an action. By controlling my breathing I’m attempting to control my thoughts…thereby controlling my state of being.
dino -to stop drinking soda….
dylan – to never get sick again. to graduate and be financially independent.