I'd say that a year that saw me hanging out with Paul McCartney and jamming with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss is a PRETTY DAMN GOOD YEAR! : )
Pretty hard to top actually...


As for my musical output, it was another incredibly fruitful year (to say the least!)
Hmmm...I put out two new studio releases (The Winery Dogs debut and Adrenaline Mob's Coverta), three live releases on CD/DVD/Blu-ray (Flying Colors Live in Europe, PSMS Live in Tokyo and Neal Morse Live Momentum) and toured the world extensively with The Winery Dogs, the Neal Morse Band and Adrenaline Mob.
Things don't look to be slowing down for me in 2014 as I already have FOUR new releases on the horizon:

-- Jan 28th - Transatlantic's Kaleidoscope
-- March 4th - Bigelf's Into The Maelstrom
-- April 1st - The Winery Dogs Special Edition Reissue
-- Fall 2014 (hopefully?) - new Flying Colors

...as well as 2014 tour dates already on the calendar for Transatlantic, The Winery Dogs, PSMS, Bigelf and the Neal Morse band (not to mention, my big Progressive Nation At Sea extravaganza which I am VERY excited about...)

OK, so that's my world of music from 2013 and what's on deck (so far) for me in 2014...now onto what I was listening to and watching this past year...

Best CD's of 2013
(in no particular order)

1. Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing
2. Haken - The Mountain
3. Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
4. Biffy Clyro - Opposites
5. Black Sabbath - 13
6. The Ocean - Pelagial
7. Megadeth - Super Collider
8. Fates Warning - Darkness In A Different Light
9. Spock's Beard - Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep
10. Stryper - No More Hell To Pay

(Some honorable mentions: Paul McCartney, Queensryche self-titled, Protest The Hero, Death Angel, Clutch, Dillinger Escape Plan, Von Hertzen Brothers, Sound Of Contact and Jolly)



Best Films of 2013
(in no particular order)

1. The Wolf Of Wall Street
2. Blue Is The Warmest Color
3. The Broken Circle Breakdown
4. Her
5. Nebraska
6. Inside Llewyn Davis
7. The Hunt
8. Before Midnight
9. The Place Beyond The Pines
10. Blue Jasmine


Best TV of 2013
(in no particular order)

1. Breaking Bad (RIP)
2. Boardwalk Empire
3. Homeland
4. Sons Of Anarchy
5. House Of Cards
6. Eastbound And Down (RIP)
7. Maron
8. Mad Men
9. Masters Of Sex
10. Ray Donovan