Sorry for the absence, we’re back!

December 5, 2008 at 6:44 am (Uncategorized)

Sorry for taking a month off, but sometimes life (wonderfully) gets in the way. Life is good, basically.

At any rate, I’m hard at work for the annual Pop Narcotic Christmas Mix, which should be coming your way in the next week or so. Also of course is the annual Narc top 20 albums of the year, and I’m working on that.

The Christmas mix is as fun as ever to do. That’s relatively easy.

The top 20 albums though? Not so easy, not this year. Maybe I’m finally an old geezer, but 2008 is the first year in a long time–maybe since 1998 or so–that I’ve really had a rough time coming up with 20 albums that I’d call superlative. I’ve made a trial list, and can’t help feel that perhaps any of the records from last year’s list would top all but a handful on this year’s list. Hmm.

One thing I’m waiting on, kind of. Yesterday I happened to visit the myspace page for The Living Blue, about whom I wrote back in April. At the top of their page they’ve got a blurb with album art for their star-crossed second album “Walk Talk Rhythm Roam” that promises a “Coming Soon!” self-release through iTunes, Emusic, Rhapsody, Amazon mp3, etc. Here’s the thing: if this sucker makes it out in 2008, it’s probably numero uno, or at least in the top 5. I’m sort of dawdling on my list to see whether I can call this a 2008 release or not, or whether instead 2009 kicks off with a bang from these guys.

At any rate, that’s what’s up in Popnarcoticland. We’ll be around more, I promise.

1 Comment

  1. kyle said,

    man, i hear you with regards to music this year. i’ve had to look high and lo for stuff that really stood out. and this in a year that one of, if not my favorite bands,(hold steady) released a new album. not even sure it’ll make my top 10. bummer. oh well, at least i’ve been able to see them live twice this year, and they still put on a great live show.

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