You guys should know the story by now. Every year I reset the song count on my iTunes, and share with you the top 25 songs that I listened to last year.
I almost cut and pasted 2011′s list and write up. Rather than just Guster & Dispatch making the list, I added a little Jason Mraz and Mac Miller. Wait, who? Mac Miller?
I told you my Guster & Dispatch stories last year, so let’s give you some insight to the others on the list: Jason Mraz, Mac Miller & Christina Perri. I was also very pleased to find that Guster and Jason Mraz appeared on “Live at Daryl’s House” with Daryl Hall.
Jason is one of the most talented artists that I know. For me, he’s got one of the best outlooks on life and that’s reflected in his songs. He made the comment one time that he writes songs about people in his life that he loves and are special to him. That way when he’s performing those songs, he gets to have those people with him when he’s on the road. I went to see him again this year in Indy. (Christina Perri made the list as she was the opening act in Indy.) If you doubt that he’s got some powerful songs, check out his appearance on VH1′s Storytellers.
How did this song get on the list. Well, let me tell you. Last year the HBO had the 24/7 Show “Road to the Winter Classic” featuring the Washington Capitals & the Philadelphia Flyers. This song was the Flyers victory song and they played it on a few episodes and it stuck in my head. So, I bought it and somewhere along the way it became a song for Truce & I. It fell to #16 by year end, but it was number 1 for most of the year.
See you next year.
|1||Never or Now||Dispatch||Circles Around the Sun|
|2||We Hold a Gun||Dispatch||Circles Around the Sun|
|3||Josaphine||Dispatch||Circles Around the Sun|
|4||Circles Around the Sun||Dispatch||Circles Around the Sun|
|6||Flag||Dispatch||Circles Around the Sun|
|7||Feels So Good||Dispatch||Circles Around the Sun|
|8||You Fckn Did It (Live)||Jason Mraz||Live Is a Four Letter Word – EP|
|9||One Man Wrecking Machine||Guster||Ganging Up On The Sun|
|10||Keep It Together||Guster||Keep It Together|
|11||Rise & Shine||Guster||Satellite|
|12||The Woman I Love (Live)||Jason Mraz||Live Is a Four Letter Word – EP|
|13||I Never Knew You (Live)||Jason Mraz||Live Is a Four Letter Word – EP|
|14||Come to Me||Dispatch||Circles Around the Sun|
|15||Lightning Rod||Guster||Ganging Up On The Sun|
|16||Knock Knock||Mac Miller||Knock Knock – Single|
|17||Get Ready Boy||Dispatch||Circles Around the Sun|
|18||Sign of the Times||Dispatch||Circles Around the Sun|
|21||What Mama Say (Live)||Jason Mraz||Life is Good – EP|
|22||Satellite (The Astronauts Remix)||Guster||Satellite|
|23||Two Of Us (Live At KCRW)||Guster||Satellite|
|24||Satellite||Guster||Ganging Up On The Sun|
|25||Distance (w/Jason Mraz)||Christina Perri||Lovestrong|
I have always loved the Twilight Zone. Rod Serling is a television writing icon. This morning, I read this article from Brain Pickings. I love new ideas. Be it in television, books, marketing campaigns, whatever. I like the fact that he says it all in 1:05. Great inspiration for the day.
“Ideas come from the Earth. They come from every human experience that you’ve either witnessed or have heard about, translated into your brain in your own sense of dialogue, in your own language form. Ideas are born from what is smelled, heard, seen, experienced, felt, emotionalized. Ideas are probably in the air, like little tiny items of ozone. That’s the easiest thing on earth, to come up with an idea. The second thing is, the harding thing on earth is to put it down.”
I’ve heard about it, just never tried it….grilled pizza.
When I grill something for the first time, I’m a big fan of just going by the book (or in this case recipe). Why reinvent the wheel? I saw the video from Bobby Flay and just used his recipe. I actually did two different kinds: Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta and Bobby Flay’s Margherita Pizza.
Pizza crust for me is always a pain-in-the-ass. Make it easy on yourself and just buy the packaged kind from Pillsbury or whoever.
When you put it on to crisp it up, it doesn’t take long if you have your grill temp on high. So, stay near to the grill. You will only have time for a couple sips of beer before you have to flip it.
We liked the way it turned out, but we will definitely make a few changes the next time, now that we know how the process works.
Pictures for your enjoyment: