Top Albums of 2011:
Does It Offend You, Yeah – Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Tori Amos – Night of Hunters/Night of Hunters (Sin Palabras)
The Airborne Toxic Event – All at Once
Top Concerts of 2011:
Nerf Herder @ Bottom of the Hill
Pendulum @ The Fillmore
Tori Amos @ The Paramount and The Orpheum
Shiny Toy Guns @ The Rickshaw Stop
Katie Herzig/Brandi Carlile @ Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo
Ben Sollee @ Swedish American Hall
Ben Folds @ The Warfield
Vienna Teng @ Freight & Salvage
MC Lars/MC Frontalot/Megaran/Adam Warrock/etc @ The Uptown
The Joy Formidable/Phantogram/Foster the People/Big Audio Dynamite/Muse/Christina Perri/Eskmo/K-Flay @ Outside Lands
Foster the People/The Airborne Toxic Event/Bad Religion @ BFD 2011
We saw a lot more shows, like SOUNDGARDEN, Eric Clapton, Prince and an awesome Patsy Cline tribute featuring Shirley Manson… it was a great year for live and recorded music!
Awesome fandom moments of 2011:
We hosted the biggest event we’ve ever had at our home featuring a dinner party with Vienna Teng and came out of it alive.
We met some awesome people on Turntable.fm.
We met Nolan Bushnell, the father of the modern video game.
We played Skyrim right after Felicia Day did at the Bethesda booth at PAX.
Playing Z0MB13S!! for teh Phone to close out PAX at the Ska Studios Booth.
We got upgraded to front row at the Journey/Foreigner/Night Ranger show.
Our entire fan weekend at Freight and Salvage to close out the year.
Top video games of 2011:
Super Mario 3D Land
Fruit Ninja Series
Top TV of 2011:
Game of Thrones
Otherwise TV utterly sucked in 2011… seriously. I was severely disappointed in every show I used to love, including Doctor Who, Chuck, Torchwood, The Sing Off… they all sucked in 2011.
Top Movies of 2011:
Uh… see TV?
Biggest Disappointments of 2011:
Doctor Who Season 6
Even though I got it for free, the Cr-48 Chrome OS experience
Best Technology Deal of the Year:
Best Software discovery of the year:
Best new artist discoveries of the year:
Favorite new gadget of 2011:
Best new social networking site in ever:
Stuff to look forward to in 2012:
New old nine inch nails
New Ramon and Jessica