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Blake Solomon

Written by: Blake Solomon (12/01/10)
SauceI don't get a whole lot of respect. Not in a Rodney Dangerfield sort of way, because his shtick was based in the fact that, at least in his rotten mind, he was actually a smart person. He felt like people should treat him better because he was self aware, I guess? And this made him a millionaire - and probably killed him as well. (We all saw Ladybugs. And that's basically a 90-minute cry for help. But I did enjoy it!) ANYWAYS, me + respect = nope. Which I guess is fine, despite the fact that I'm talking about it right now. I say and do a lot of outlandish things. I once ate a McDonald's breakfast sandwich that was 3 days old. I also currently pay thousands of dollars to go to a school that TEACHES advertising of all things. Like, um, what? Why? I don't know - it's just my life. So you have no reason to respect any of these choices, and due to the fact that I spent less than 15 minutes ordering them because they are pieces of music and numbers are stupid, just please read on without having to feel like you need to make a decision one way or another about what kind of list this is. It could be good. It could be bad. Know that your opinion, much like this arbitrary collection of sounds, is pretty much moot at this point. Because it is what it is. And if there's one thing you should respect, it's that sometimes things just are how they are.


MY 30 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2010

1 Tokyo Police Club - Champ
2 Eagle Scout - New Hands
3 The Wonder Years - The Upsides
4 The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
5 Vampire Weekend - Contra
6 The Graduate - Only Every Time
7 Four Year Strong - Enemy of the World
8 You, Me and Everyone We Know - Some Things Don't Wash Out
9 The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme
10 The Boys of Summer - What It's All About

11 Foals - Total Life Forever
12 Sleigh Bells - Treats
13 The Republic of Wolves - Varuna
14 Rocky Votolato - True Devotion
15 Transit - Keep This To Yourself
16 Steel Train - Steel Train
17 Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise
18 Holmes - Have I Told You Lately That I Loathe You
19 The Narrative - The Narrative
20 Yeasayer - Odd Blood
21 Siskiyou - Siskiyou
22 Titus Andronicus - The Moniter
23 Tunng - ...And Then We Saw Land
24 Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
25 The Word Alive - Deceiver
26 Suckers - Wild Smile
27 Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
28 Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away
29 The National - High Violet
30 Anberlin - Dark is the Way, Light is a Place

Some Other Albums That Are Here Instead of Up There

Fang Island - Fang Island
Salem - King Night
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson - S/T
Punchline - Delightfully Pleased
The Audition - Great Danger
Envy on the Coast - Low Country
Summer People - Good Problems
Valencia - Dancing with a Ghost
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Abe Vigoda - Crush
Secret & Whisper - Teenage Fantasy
Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard
Sing It Loud - Everything Collide
Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way
Look Mexico - To Bed To Battle

EP's For SALE! GET YOUR EP's YOU IDIOTS!

BALAM ACAB - SEE BIRDS EP
Pistolita - The Paper Boy EP
Brighten - Be Human EP
Lydia - Assailants
oOoOO - oOoOO
Tanlines - Settings
The Tallest Man on Earth - Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird
Dads - The Essential John Denver EP
ceo - White Magic
The Ember Days - Finger Painting EP

Most Common Things My Roommate Yells During his Night Terrors

1.) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HH
2.) Eek.

Most Detrimental Things Coming Between Me and The Many Attempts to Cure My Social Anxiety

1.) Netflix
2.) The sock full of quarters my mom always keeps in her purse
3.) The "incident" with my neighbor's cat

My Favorite Things on Netflix

1.) NewsRadio - Phil Hartman lives forever because he's a ghost and because of instant streaming
2.) Weeds - MILF
3.) EVERYTHING - buy it. steal it. Hulu can chew on my salty nuts. And Hulu Plus is terrorism as far as I'm concerned.

Some Songs I Liked This Year But Were Not Necessarily Made This Year

Tokyo Police Club - "Citizens of Tomorrow"
Tokyo Police Club - "Favourite Food"
Tokyo Police Club - The Sound of Them Throwing Up or Punching A Baby (Probably.)
Hawthorne Heights - "Nervous Breakdown"
Chiddy Bang - "The Opposite of Adults (KIDS)"
Neon Trees - "Animal"
Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris - "Break Your Heart (remix)"
Ke$ha - "Smack My Bitch Up" - That was her, right?
The Cool Kids - "What Up Man"
Yeasayer - "Madder Red"
Foals - "Spanish Sahara"
Harry Nilsson - "Everybody's Talkin"
Pretty much every The Hood Internet song released this year
Probably lots of others.

Main Reasons This List Isn't As Good As Last Years

1.) Because last year it was stupid
2.) This just makes it clear that I am 100% gimmick
3.) I'm tired

Coolest Use of New Media/Best Idea of the Year

1.) www.thewildernessdowntown.com (download chrome if you haven't)

Best Russel Brand Movie of 2010

1.) Get Him to the Greek
2.) ?

Possible Xmas Gifts for My Dad

1.) Customized Mouse Pad
2.) Socks
3.) A Mouse Pad with Socks on it
4.) Motorcycle

My Best Picture of 2010. *WINK*



Ke$ha's Best Pictures of 2010







Happy Almost 2011 (or 2011 if you were on an Xmas cruise or something and are just now having a chance to see the opinion of a super stupid stranger).

And next year in Tron!

BLAKE
 
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11:08 AM on 12/01/10
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Lueda Alia
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Hahahahahahaha that picture kills me.
11:10 AM on 12/20/10
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Blake is fucking insane.
That's why we love him.
10:01 AM on 12/21/10
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Best. List. Ever.
10:15 AM on 12/21/10
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10:28 AM on 12/21/10
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ThisIsNotDan
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hahahaha amazing
10:35 AM on 12/21/10
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your picture... oh lord
10:57 AM on 12/21/10
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trappedintime
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I died with your picture.
11:07 AM on 12/21/10
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The picture is genius.

And I wish so many more people had heard The Ember Days.
11:27 AM on 12/21/10
Wisher
eh
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haahaha the only list I care about.
12:38 PM on 12/21/10
DeathOrGlory
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Best list of the year, almost solely for the TPC love. They're kind of just flat out amazing. I may have not been able to stop laughing throughout my admiration of your fantastic music taste but I figure the most important part is THE MUSIC. I look forward to more hilarious, biting yet informative reviews from you in 2010.
12:48 PM on 12/21/10
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Haha awesome all around
12:50 PM on 12/21/10
IceAge/HeatWave
it's never just the hefenrefer
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awesome article haha
02:39 PM on 12/21/10
Uwe Blab
DANGER ZONE!
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You, sir, are downright fantastic.
02:44 PM on 12/21/10
IamTheINDUSTRY
glory glory
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i have no idea why you don't write a novel, blake. you strike me so much as a Dave Eggers type.
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