Best of 2006: Part 2

Filed under: — joe @ 8:08 pm

Before we get to the list, my friend Cason Cooley will once again be playing a late night show… this time it’s Letterman. In other news, I continue to be jealous of Cason Cooley.

Now, on to the list… here are my favorite tv shows of last year:

1. Battlestar Galactica
2. The Office
3. Lost
4. Veronica Mars
5. Grey’s Anatomy
6. Scrubs
7. 24
8. Deadwood
9. Heroes
10. Tie: Monk/Extras (Ricky Gervais’ new show)

Lots of other good shows that just missed the list…

The Unit
My Name is Earl
The Simpsons
How I Met Your Mother
and even though I don’t think it was on last year… Arrested Development must be mentioned again. The greatest show ever that nobody watched.

So don’t forget to check out Cooley on Letterman and don’t miss the musical episode of Scrubs tonight.


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Best of 2006

Filed under: — joe @ 11:13 pm

Like almost every other blog/website, I figured that I would do a “best of list” for last year. I’m pretty obsessive when it comes to these kinds of things so it was bound to happen at some point. If I get the time, I’ll probably do some for movies/tv, etc. So here you go, the best (aka- my favorite) albums of 2006…

Best albums of 2006

1. Paul Simon: Surprise
2. Bob Dylan: Modern Times
3. Bruce Springsteen: The Seeger Sessions
4. Thom Yorke: The Eraser
5. Johnny Cash: American V
6. Beck: The Information
7. The Cardigans: Super Extra Gravity
8. Neil Diamond: 12 Songs
9. Damien Rice: 9
10. Gnarls Barkley: St Elsewhere

And these almost made it but they just barely got edged out… still great stuff to be found here…

Andrew Osenga: The Morning
Sandra McCracken: Gravity/Love
Jars of Clay: Good Monsters
Derek Webb: Mockingbird
Glen Phillips: Mr. Lemons
Eric Peters: Scarce
Barenaked Ladies: Barenaked Ladies are Me

So there you go, check them out!


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Prayer request for a friend

Filed under: — joe @ 5:50 pm

Hey all, some sad news to pass along. I just found out that my friend (and webmaster supreme) Geof Morris’ sister-in-law passed away this week. Geof is a great guy… one of the nicest, most giving people you could ever meet. I’ve been blessed with his friendship for the last few years and despite the distance, many opportunies to hang out and fellowship. My heart just breaks for him and his family and if you would join me in remembering them in prayer, it sure would mean a lot.

Grace and peace,

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Happy almost like new, not a scratch on it, year!

Filed under: — joe @ 3:18 pm

I’m a little late in my new year proclamation of happiness, however, my heart means it no less! We’ve been busy with all manner of distractions in this new year but so far so good. Plus, the playoffs have started (go Ravens!) and that’s a good thing indeed.

The last few days I’ve been listening over the rough mixes for the record and it sounds like all is well and ready to go. Everything should be going to mix very soon and then we’ll be one step closer to finished. I’ve also been busy lining up design details and such, it’s a long process but it’s all worth it in the end. We’re both very proud of this record and can’t wait for you all to hear it!

Jeremy and I are also talking about doing a couple of shows on the East Coast when our records come out so stay tuned for that. It would definitely be a blast to play some more shows together.

In other news, Rhonda got me a Burr Mill Coffee Grinder for Christmas (thanks to the Casella’s for spoiling me with theirs!) and it’s changed my life. No, really…. that’s not hyperbole, that’s the power of good coffee… it’s life changing!

Lastly, we went to see Rocky Balboa over the holiday break and it was FANtastic! I love the Rocky movies (even the cheesy 80’s ones… but not Rocky V… we won’t speak of it again) but I was worried it wouldn’t deliver. As soon as that classic music started though, I was in like Flynn… by the end, I was happy to say that it was just a flat out good, uplifting movie.

I guess that’s it for today, talk to you all soon!


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