Monday, December 31, 2007
Wishes for 2008
New years always bring fresh starts -- or, at least, the hope for them -- and the prospect of surprise and wonder.

With 2007 about to enter the dustbin of history, my thoughts naturally turn to what the next year may bring. Who or what will earn Oscar nominations? (If "Persepolis" is as good as the books -- and reviews suggest it is -- I hope Marjane Satrapi and co. receive some recognition.) What musician will put out a single or album I won't be able to get out of my head? (Marah's "Angels of Destruction!" is getting an early start.) Will I finally make a dent in that stack of books -- from 2007 and many years previous -- that threatens to topple off my overfilled bookshelves? (Nope ... not that there's anything wrong with that.)

What's on your mind as the clock counts down to 2008?

Whatever the next 12 months bring, I wish everyone a happy, healthy and joyous new year. Thanks for your comments, criticisms and contributions -- and keep 'em coming.

On to the future.
Ya know 2007 wasnt all that is was craked up to be...at least that was I thinking....It seems to me music wise the more that comes out, the more i listen to stuff from past years....right now Im dusting off Donna Summer's hits and trust me some of them go for at least 9 minutes of banging base and fierce electronics (giorgio moroder to blame)....and tis sweet to my ears. I read quite a bit and if there are many questions...pick up what im currently reading which is "2012 The return of Quetzalcoat" by Daniel Pinchbeck... I also want to thank Todd for picking some great subjects to read about and to comment on....2008 should be the year in which people come together to raise awareness on all the destruction that the previous year gave us and rebuild ourselves so that when times get rough, we get back up and start again....Happy New Year to CNN.


Kraig Rasool
Fort Washington Md
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