1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Everything New Slang related happened in 2010, so that includes Grade School for Yuppies and all the other fun stuff that comes with writing, editing, pulling a collective together, and running a website. And Committee Geek Fight! That was fun. I also did the jockoff for NU, which was awesome, because one of the perks was hosting all Krautrock hour, where I just spoke in a German accent and played a lot of Amon Duul.
And I became a teacher and gave my first ever lecture in front of a real live class, which turned into a bunch of lectures in front of a bunch of classes and morphed into corporate seminars done on the side. I also got a few articles published in a men’s magazine and did my first band interview ever (Shonen Knife) and danced with the guy who sang “I’d Rather Dance With You”.
I also bought running shoes and took my first puff of weed (the two aren’t related!). Didn’t feel a thing though so that was kind of a waste.
2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I saw my dad more often by default because my grandfather died. I’m not sure if I wrote any fanmail this year though. This year, I resolve to rid my diet of meat.
3. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Worked out. I got some exercise, but I feel like it was way overdue. Same goes with cooking. I really like cooking.
And costume parties! We need more of those!
4. What do you wish you’d done less of?
I wish I’d done less dicking around online. And Tinka’s cousin.
I wish I’d drank less drinking though. Beer is liquid bread, and I’ve got an uncooperative gut.
5. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Twin Shadow, Wild Nothing, Sleigh Bells, Danielson Famile, Mount Eerie, Ariel Pink, Hannah + Gabi, finally got to listen to The Sleepyheads and OMWF, Bottlesmoker. 2010 was made of a lot of good music.
6. What did you want and get?
A lot of love! And girlfriends!
I love my job. I’m glad I got that because I had my fingers crossed for it, and with my charming vocabulary that includes such fixtures as “Destroy fucking”, “Lord of all fuckery”, “High as fuck”, and “Shit ton”, it did come as something of a surprise.
7. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
We had a nuns and schoolboys themed party at Dante’s. I turned 25!
8. Who was the best new person you met?
Best new people! Tinka, Tall Tara, and Edu.