Sixteen Favorite Songs of 2008 in No Particular Order:
1. Midnight’s Another Day – Brian Wilson
2. Family Tree – TV On The Radio
3. Mykonos – Fleet Foxes
4. This Is Not A Test – She And Him
5. When The Lights Go Out – Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken
5. Love Runs Deeper – Lindsey Buckingham
6. Miss Sweeney – Weezer
7. Distant Dreamer – Duffy
8. The Bones Of You – Elbow
9. All Night’s Rest – Trevor Giuliani
10. Get Better – Mates Of State
11. Stay Down – The Smoking Popes
12. ‘Cross The Green Mountain – Bob Dylan
13. Lord, I’m Discouraged – The Hold Steady
14. Lost Coastlines – Okkervil River
15. Human – The Killers
16. Holy Man – Dennis Wilson (and Taylor Hawkins)

Favorite Record of 2008 By Far: Chinese Democracy – Guns N Roses

Five Other Musical Obsessions in The Year Of The Axl:
1. Fleetwood Mac/Lindsey Buckingham
2. Michael Jackson’s HIStory Period
3. Rod Stewart and The Faces
4. Tommy James’ solo albums
5. ELO

Four Favorite TV Shows of 2008, No Surprises Here:
1. 30 Rock
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. Mad Men
4. The Office
Honorable Mentions: It’s Always Sunny, Life And Times of Tim, John Adams

Six Favorite Non-TV DVDs of 2008, Not To Be Confused With Favorite Movies of 2008:
1. The Godfather Trilogy [Coppola Restorations]
2. Dark City [Director’s Cut]
3. Bottle Rocket [Criterion Collection]
4. Dr Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog
5. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen [20th Anniversary Edition]
6 (sort of cheating). Home Movies 10th Anniversary Set

Ten Favorite Books Read In 2008, This Time In A Particular Order:
1. The Stand – Stephen King
2. Who Will Deliver Us? – Paul Zahl
3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
4. Right Livelihoods – Rick Moody
5. Home – Marilynne Robinson
6. Oblivion: Stories – David Foster Wallace
7. Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography – David Michaelis
8. Kingdom, Grace, Judgment – Robert Farrar Capon
9. Fables – Bill Willingham
10. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life – Steve Martin

Favorite New Magazine Of 2008 By Far: LoftLife

Favorite Onion Article Of All-Time: “Black Gospel Choir Makes Man Wish He Believed In All That God B-S” (The last paragraph is especially rich).