Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday's Rockin' Roundup - The End Of The Year Edition

Another year has come to an end. 2010 is officially over at 11:59 PM tonight. To me, 2010 was a rough year and I’ll be glad to see it go. Those who follow me on Twitter know how hard I had it at the job this past year and how desperately I am seeking new employment in 2011. I think that will happen relatively early in the coming year. I’ve created a list of 5 companies that I want to work for (my dream companies in the industry).Three of these companies have openings, one of the companies I’ve met with (they want to revisit me in January). The other two I’ve submitted my resume too along with my desire to work for them. I’m hoping for the best. A new job would be a great way to kick start the New Year.

Happy New Year to all my readers! Thank you for coming to my little spot on the web, reading, commenting, e-mailing, and otherwise making me feel like this blog is worth the time it takes to produce. You guys are the best!

Here’s what rocked this week:

A Collection of Best Of, Favorite, and Top Albums Lists
Large Hearted Boy has put together one of the most comprehensive lists compiling all of the year-end music best of 2010 lists from blogs, magazines, newspapers, etc. He has been doing this since 2006 and his lists are a great way to not only see the vast differing of opinions on what was great in music for 2010, but it also helps introduce readers to blogs they may otherwise not have known. This is such a noble deed indeed.

Paramore Breaks Up
Just as the band was starting to achieve some fame and notoriety, the tension in the ranks and dissatisfaction amongst band members caused the band to call it a day. Depending on whose side of the story you believe, there are several ways that you can view this. One thing’s for certain, it is bad news for Paramore fans no matter which side was right.

King Diamond’s Heart Surgery
The bad news is that the man had to go through this procedure. The good news is that King Diamond will live on. All he needs is some rest.

A Look Back At Phish New Year’s Eve Shows
Phish will be performing at Madison Square Garden for 3 sold out shows starting December 30th. Their New Year’s Eve shows have been historic and beloved in the past and I am sure that this year won’t be any different. Over at Jam Bands, they posted a look back on previous Phish New Year’s Eve shows. A very cool read, if you have the time.

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1 comment:

Jupiter Family said...

Happy New Year!!
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