Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010: First Post.

Totally stealing Kristine's New Years Survey. The Nazer Lagrimas Jr. edition.

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Go out all the time. Like out, out. GDC in March, performing in front of hundreds of audio professionals. Lolitas multiple days in a row thanks to Comic Con. Order hundreds of chicken wings.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Pretty sure I didn't make any, nor will I this year. Oh and side note, I checked our blog for posts this year to get ideas for this survey, and we amassed a grand total of (drum roll) 42 posts! Congrats guys!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yeah

4. Did anyone close to you die? Yup

5. What countries did you visit? USA

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? Cash, variety, as in more places to go out, explore, drinks to try, food to eat, etc. We had a good rhythm going in '09 but its time to expand.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory and why? No one day in particular. Birthday time was awesome. November 1st.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Seeing, and knowing, that all of the hard work that I've been putting into my career path has actually been worth it. Watching this music crap become a reality rather than just a chased dream. GDC, owning school, business cards/website, paid gigs, meeting too many industry people to name, etc.

9. What was your biggest failure? Drinking a bit too much in SD resulting in embarrasing (yet hilairous) parental encounters. Losing to Martino in Words With Friends.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nothing major.

11. What was the best thing you bought? Plane tickets.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Fellow blogger and best bud Lance basket of fries. No one else has the sheer amount of awesomeness (and tolerance for stupidity and filth) to bring in so many people for his birthday. Smoked salmon for days. Tiger Woods.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? The general public after spectacles such as: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Tiger Woods, Kanye West, Adam Lambert, and so so much more.

14. Where did most of your money go? Food and drink. Netflix, Gamefly, and other video game crap.

15. What did you really, really, really get excited about? SF earlier in the year. Coming home.

16. What song will always remind you of 2009? If you know me then you won't be surprised if I say anything by Lady Gaga, I mean TAYLOR SWIFT. Use Somebody as well...possibly.

17. Compared to this time last year are you:
Happier? Hell yeah
Thinner? Same
Richer? Yup, but not by much.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Put in more work (learning stuff for composition, listening to and analyzing more scores, but whateVZ). Play street fighter instead of watching my lame ass buddies play Magic The Gathering.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Worry about things that are out of my hands anyway.

20. How did you spend Christmas? Family. Eat, drink, poker, and listen to my loud ass aunts and uncles scream at random crap.

21. How will you be spending new years? "Get FUKT"

22. Did you fall in love in 2009? Yes., but unfortunately Elizabeth Mitchell is busy 'cuz of work so we can't hang out as much.

23. How many one-night stands? Equal to or less than 24,758

24. What was your favorite TV program? LOST, Mad Men, and Roseanne 2 aka The Big Bang Theory.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Man, people always say that I keep hating on people all the time.

It's true.

26. What was the best book you read? I'm pretty sure the only book I actually finished this year was the second Sookie Stackhouse novel (the books that True Blood is based on). SO intead I'm going to list my "Best Game Played This Year." Probably Street Fighter 4 in terms of hours put into it. For a "single player interactive storytelling experience," InFamous (PS3). Uncharted 2 is awesome as well.

27. What was your biggest musical discovery? Gretchen Parlato. Diving deeper and familiarizing myself more with the works of A class film composers, Bernard Hermann and Thomas Newman specifically.

28. What did you want and you got? PS3, iPhone, oh I got my TV this year too.

29. What did you want and not get? Honestly I can't really think of anything.

30. What was your favorite film of this year? UP. Hands down the best cinematic experience this year. "How many times did you cry during UP?"

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old did you turn? 22. When I was in SF I celebrated an early birthday with my brother and his girlfriend. We got dinner at this raw bar in SF, soooooo dope. Then in Beantown went with a few buddies to this awesome little restaurant that serves Stone on tap, and the waitress took our entres and most of our drinks off the bill, score.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Unlimited, free air travel.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? Typical.

34. What kept you sane? Music.

35. Which celebrity did you fancy the most? January Jones.

36. What political issue stirred you the most? Marriage equality.

37. Who did you miss? All my buddies in SD, and mexican food.

38. Who was the best new person you met? Lots of "industry" people.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009: Hard work, perseverence, and dedication can get you a long way. Don't settle, don't sit still, get off your ass and move forward. Aspire, seriously.

40. Quote or Song Lyric that sums up your year: Shot shot shot shot shot shot shot shot shot shot shot shot shot shot shot shot


Thanks for reading.