2018 Favorite Things: AnthonyDecember 17th, 2018
It’s that special time of year. As we gather round whatever it is we prefer to gather round, one topic that often gets discussed is favorite things from the year that was. So in that same tradition, and in case you’re looking for something to watch/listen to/read or think about during the holidays, we wanted to share with you some of our personal favorite things from 2018.
Thank you for helping make 2018 such a wonderful year for us as a band. We’re wishing you all the best for the holidays and can’t wait to see you in 2019.
Here’s some of Tony’s 2018 faves:
Album – Jeff Rosenstock: POST
This album came out Jan. 1st, and I’m still loving it. You can really feel the American anxiety, post-Trump, through Jeff’s lyrics. Mix in Jeff’s extensive musical vocabulary and raw, unadulterated punk-rock vibes; it’s hands down my fav record of 2018.
Highlights are: the 7:32 minute “USA”, & “Yr Throat”.
Movie – Avengers: Infinity War
Nerd alert! I’ve been a little obsessed with the MCU films. They’re such consistent movies, and it’s dollar for dollar, action-packed entertainment. I saw Infinity War, alone, during the Frank Turner tour in the UK back in the spring and had a blast. Truly stoked for the next installment. Maybe another tour solo-movie?
Book – Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine
I won’t lie, I’m still working through this book, but it’s definitely been a favourite for 2018. Every time I pick it up, I get so fucking angry that I only have a ten page window to work with. If you wanna rage about injustices, pick it up!
Podcast – Bill Burr: Monday Morning Podcast
Bill’s a sh*thead, I’m a sh*thead; it’s just a fun, easy pod to listen to. Will always remain my fav.
Concert – Elton John @ MSG
Regardless of the cheese factor throughout the show, this was hands down my favourite concert of 2018. We had 2 nights off in NYC during our tour with St. Lucia, and it lined up with Elton John’s first of two nights at MSG. How could we not go?! Got very drunk & sang my ass off. Highlight of the show for me was “The Bitch Is Back”, and the epic percussionist, Ray Cooper. Dude is a SHOWMAN!