I did some year in review for Boston Emissions. Taking a long look at the show and what I did with it all year is satisfying. I have many favorites as a show host and music programmer.
My personal collection of favorites from the year is endless. I didn’t have a shit-tastic 2013. I’m giving it a good review. My birthday at the Foundation Room was more fun than I can remember (seriously, what do I remember?) - full of new and old friends. Making the decision to not commute into the city everyday has lowered my blood pressure and added years to my life. That and having dogs means I will live forever. Despite all that I do publicly, my personal life is safely out of it which we aim to keep to ourselves. Otherwise, I’ve let a lot of things go that used to get to me. I don’t read much of the taste maker list stuff at all anymore. I find it mostly disingenuous obligation regurgitated from previous postings. I am confident and comfortable in what I do. And I’m too cool for some, not close to cool for others. It keeps things entertaining. And makes me feel that much more irreverent about what I do.
What matters is I get to do radio. While I’d love to do it all day everyday, it’s not what I worry about. Whether it’s doing a music show or this ridiculous foray into comedic talk radio, it’s where I am most at home. I’m good with it.
The rest of you can go fuck yourself.
I really enjoy saying that.
Happy New Year. I wish you the all the best that 2014 has for you. You just have to figure out how to find it. Let the rest go.
It’s better that way.
I’m only starting to understand that Kathy Bates line from Fried Green Tomatoes, “Face it girls, I’m older and I have more insurance.”