** This was originally sent out as an email to friends last December, and somehow didn't make it on my website. But with my upcoming "Best of 2009" about to come out, wanted to also include ALL the songs that meant so much to me last year. Enjoy.
As I do every year, I've put together a Best of 2008 mix recapping the songs that served as the soundtrack of my life for the last 12 months. This year's 'edition' is entitled "Anywhere Feels Like Home" (a line from the awesome song 'Daylight' from Matt & Kim, which you'll find on the mix) and you can download it here. But, as I was choosing the songs to be included – not an easy feat for a musicphile like myself – I found myself wanting to include some of my all-time favorites as well. I felt like I was picking favorites amongst my children and didn't want to leave anyone out. Thus was the impetus for this other mix as I round out the end of 2008. Entitled "Going, Going, Gone", the songs are a bit more mellow; seems fitting as we near the close of the year when things are finally quieting down. You'll hear some of my old favorites – Ryan Adams' 'La Cienega Just Smiled' will forever warm my heart – as well as some newer music I discovered this year, such as 'Curs in the Weeds' by Horse Feathers. (I actually found out about this band from my very hip, very cute cab driver on the way home from Thanksgiving. I assume he is the only one in the city that fits that description.)
As such, enjoy Going, Going, Gone, my small gift to you this holiday.