Best CD's of 2011
(in no particular order)

1. The Dear Hunter - The Complete Color Spectrum
2. Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
3. Anthrax - Worship Music
4. Black Country Communion 2
5. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
6. Symphony X - Iconoclast
7. Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
8. Mastodon - The Hunter
9. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
10. Protest The Hero - Scurrilous


Best Films of 2011
(in no particular order)

1. The Artist
2. The Descendants
3. Drive
4. Moneyball
5. Shame
6. Melancholia
7. Midnight In Paris
8. Paranormal Activity 3
9. The Tree Of Life
10. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

And because I am sometimes a sick puppy...two honorable mentions:
11. A Serbian Film & The Human Centipede 2

Best TV of 2011
(in no particular order)

1. Sons Of Anarchy
2. Breaking Bad
3. American Horror Story
4. Louie
5. Curb Your Enthusiasm
6. Lights Out
7. The Killing
8. Rescue Me (RIP)
9. Modern Family
10. That Metal Show


2011 marked a new beginning for me in many ways. It was an incredibly productive and fruitful year in which I was able to spread my musical wings a bit and work with so many great artists and friends.

I was able to release a new studio album (Neal Morse's Testimony 2), 3 live DVD/CD packages (Transatlantic, Yellow Matter Custard & Neal Morse), perform live with 5 different bands (Yellow Matter Custard, Neal Morse, Adrenaline Mob, Stone Sour & Hail - actually, 6 if you count the Metal Masters events!) and record 2 new albums for 2012 releases (Flying Colors & Adrenaline Mob)