Yes, all of these happened this year and if you told me so last year, I would have done a spit-take:
-I called Nikki Sixx on the phone (as part of a temp job?!?!).
-My cat was featured on Pitchfork. My cat is a hipster.
-I bought a Lady Gaga album.
-I was published! In a book! Cassette from My Ex is in stores now. I hear it makes a lovely holiday gift. /shameless self-promotion.
-While waiting in line outside the Housing Works Bookstore, John Darnielle put his hand on my shoulder and said "HEY I KNOW YOU", even though he doesn't. I guess that's what happens when you go to a double-digit amount of Mountain Goats shows.
-I was in the same room as JEFF MANGUM!!!!!
And there you have it. Anything interesting happen to you?
Stay tuned for my top album of the year list, I know you're waiting with baited breath.