Hey, has anyone seen my 2011? No, seriously, where did it go?
2011 blew by, and now that 2012 is TOMORROW (I hope you all have your water jugs and anti-asteroid helmets prepared), the year end lists are upon us! List-o-mania! In honor of this internets-old practice, here are a few of my favorite lists of 2011.
This isn’t a “top” list, and it doesn’t have anything to do with 2011, but it’s a fun list all the same. This list is especially fun for me because I remember the first time I saw Steve Martin play the banjo. I thought he was joking for at least half of it. At some point I realized that, nope, he’s just really good at the banjo.
I’ll admit I didn’t listen to lots of these, but there are some real gems on this list, including two from Bon Iver, Youth Lagoon, and Destroyer. Plus, added bonus, free downloads!
Confession time: I’m a sucker for a good cover, and 2011 brought a lot of them. I mean, just put Bon Iver’s cover of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” on and try to argue it didn’t. That video has a permanent home in my browser window. I mean, no it doesn’t. That’d be weird…
This is just a fun blog post about great people. I think we can all agree that Louis C.K. killed it in 2011. Plus, more sand girl. (The Worst People of 2011 is also a fun read, but in more of a fist shaking way.)
So there you go.
Honorable mentions: My shopping list, lisps (so close!), and David Letterman’s Top Tens (ye olde list that started it all (probably)).