2007 Year End Wrap-Ups: A Prologue

Admission: I fee like I've haven't had anything real to write about in a long time. Months, in fact. Between small ideas that are still percolating to larger narratives being thought about in collaboration with others to the stress and pressures of being a father, husband, son, brother, employee and friend during the final month of the year I've found some semblance of sanity in compiling lists and writing about the things I love to lose myself in: movies, music, and books.

In short, right now I feel like a walking Borders or Barnes and Noble, and that's all right.

All this to simply say that the last few posts of the year will be largely comprised of my year-end wrap-up, and in the case of the music wrap up, the posts are going to be long. See the post right below this one? The where I reviewed Sean's Fall '07 Mix? Yeah, that was nothing compared to the next list, which is so long it will take up 3 separate posts.

I don't blame you for leaving now. Come back in 2008 where things will be more brief, and more personal.

However, if you're at all curious as to what I thought of the majority of 2007 releases posted in the top spots for both Rolling Stone and Pitchfork Media, and you want the chance to agree, disagree, or even flame me for my uncouth, immature and generally pedestrian opinions, then I welcome you to what will prove to be an exhaustive and ultimately meaningless (although hopefully entertaining) series of opinions guaranteed to at the very least get me out of the inanities of the few month's worth of writing and into something more substantive.

Um, okay. Thanks for listening.