Yep, it’s that time of the year again, where I’m juggling the Day Job, Christmas present purchasing (and wrapping, and mailing), whatever writing project I happen to be working on, posting my year-end review at the writing blog, creating my Best of Year compilation, and posting my Best of Year lists here.
As usual, I’ll hold up until the last week or so of this month before I post those last two, because I like giving December releases a chance at impressing me. (Like the new U2 album, for instance.) I will say 2017 has been quite an interesting year musically; it seemed like Nearly Every Single Band Jonc Loves put out an album this year! And lots of solid career retrospectives. There were also a lot of new finds that blew my mind as well. I’m not sure if I can call it a banner year, but it certainly was quite enjoyable tunage-wise.
If anything, listening to music was definitely a highly-welcomed and much-needed escape from the ups and downs of Real Life. And I’m pretty sure you know what my biggest headache was; the Day Job was the least of my stresses. I won’t say I’m a pessimist in general, though I know all too often I let myself fall down that rabbit hole. I kept a distant eye on what was going on, and I had my tunes to keep me sane and slightly distracted so I could stay positive. And for that I’m eternally grateful.
More to come!