Well, three days to Christmas, whatever, get over it.
After thinking so much about the past year, why not list our expectations for the coming year, as on the whole, 2006 was an abismal year.
Radiohead- They've been working on their upcoming album, pushing back the release date, working on it some more, etc, vicious cycle... Initially set to be released this past fall, the album we will call Untitled for now is rumored to be coming out in early Spring, along with a concert DVD of their set at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which I was fortunate to witness. Untitled is all but garunteed to reach #1 on the Billboard Charts, after all, if Kid A can do it, an album described as sounding a lot like The Bends-era Radiohead is a shoe-in.
Bonnaroo- What was at one point a bastion of the boring, drug-addled Jam Band scene is now the premier rock festival on the eastern portion of the country.
Last year's highlights were:
Sonic Youth (ex-Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus sang "Expressway to yr Skull")
Tom Petty w/ Stevie Nicks
Death Cab For Cutie
My Morning Jacket (Imagine a cloud of neon greens and yellows with traces of red above you, with a band that seems and acts as if they are on amphetamines [They played for 3 hours, until around 2 or 3 in the morning])
This year, unless organizers decide to return to their Jam roots, Bonnaroo is almost garunteed to have a great line up. Check Bonnaroo.com in mid to late January for the first of many line up announcements.
More To Come....