Favorite New-to-Me Music of 2012:
- Steve Roach - Mostly 'Structures From Silence' and 'The Magnificent Void'. As soon as I got internet at home again I got serious about getting into New Age and Ambient music. Steve Roach is my favorite so far. This is the most recent fave but it's on my mind the most.
- Disclose - I've known about them for years but really started listening to them all the time this year. Every release is great but I listened to 'Nightmare or Reality' the most.
- Enya - I found some Enya cassettes at a thrift store which reminded me that I liked New Age. When I was an early teen Enya was the only non secular music my dad would play on Sunday.
- Darkthrone - I didn't really get Darkthrone till this year. I don't know why I didn't try earlier.
- Death Metal - I continued listening to lots of Death Metal as usual. My favorites that I got into this year were Grave, Dismember and Bloodbath.
- Billy Bragg - This was my walking around music for the first half of the year. I only listened to 'Back to Basics'.
- King Diamond - Also from earlier in the year. I don't think I could have appreciated it any earlier in my life. I listened to 'Conspiracy' the most.
I listened to way less Pop/Rock 'n Roll music than the year before. Also I feel like I didn't spend as much time listening to music as past years but that's probably cause I broke my mp3 player in a car door halfway through.
- Record at least two Smuts releases
- Record at least two solo releases
- Practice guitar more
- Listen to more Jazz and Classical music
- Read as many novels as comics (read less comics!)
- Write more (letters, journal, lyrics, etc.)
- Start School
- Be less negative
- Take care of myself more.