So hello 2011 and farewell 2010. Now how to pronounce it... "twenty ten" sounded best as does "twenty twelve" but "twenty eleven" sounds odd and "two thousand and eleven" better. Just me I guess.
So 2010... the awards...
Best gig... blimey difficult, Supertramp were great, a schooltime love and only time ever seen them live. Dave Mathews excellent... in the end though, Joe Bonamassa at Folkestone I think just gets it as the best live show this year I went to.
Best album? Hmmm.... Joe Satriani Black Swans and Wormholes was very good, Robert Plant Band of Joy as well... but I'm going to give it to... (Drum roll) Linkin Park A thousand Suns.
So this year I lost a teenager - my son is now 20. I lost a job through redundancy as well :-) Mrs F and I celebrated our silver wedding anniversary and we had two significant family weddings, my brothers and my nephews.
Best thing this year? Getting the 2010 Rock-til-you-drop Outstanding Achievement award. This time last year I'd done one iffy gig and recorded a couple of songs and had a play or two on Scooter Forums radio... now, more gigs, CD done etc. and the award was the icing on the cake.
2011? Well hopefully more gigs, more writing and recording. Hopefully a job, that'd be good.