Wow, we made it to the end of the year already! It seems like it was just a little bit ago when I was writing my 2022 wrap up. It has been a great year, much like last year, but I’ll start off by owning the fact that I did not hit many of the goals I set out for myself last year. At least I can always try again!
This year I continued the trend I started last year by documenting all of the movies I watched over the year. It was a lot. I also listened to a ton of music. There is just about no possible way to document every single thing I listened to, but I wrote a few of them down. Check out this impressive list for 2023!
New Music from Missouri Mobile Productions
This year I released four albums through Missouri Mobile Productions! It was definitely a good year for my production. I kicked off the summer with the Jason Beware Soundtrack, with a follow up release, Rotting Planets EP. A week later I made sure to release The Columbia Sessions, and finally, this December I dropped Soundworm, an album full of crazy experimental hip-hop production.
Another yearly statistical data drop from one of my favorite apps, Spotify! This year is really close to last years wrapped. Zach Bryan topped my list again this year but who can blame him. The guy has put out some amazing music the last few years. Here’s hoping for even more in 2024.
Instagram Top 9
Here again is my Instagram‘s top 9 from 2023. I think the data is interesting. These were certainly some of my favorite posts from the year, but not sure how Breaking Benjamin and David Bowie slid into the top 9 as well, but I’ll allow it. As usual, I feel like after seeing these types of lists that I need to post more. There is a period of time for several weeks where I don’t post anything. I need to get better at that.
My 2023 Favorites
Another year and another list of favorites. By all means not the end all be all list, but just a few notes for some of my favorites from 2023. A few things carried over from last years favorites list, like Zach Bryan and Panda Express Orange Chicken. That stuff is so good and addicting!
2024 and Beyond
I’m not gonna sugar coat it this year. I have no idea what this next year has in store for me. 2023 brought me into my forties and the next stage in my life. Of course I am getting introspective, what am I doing with my life, is this all worth it, when will I get my corvette? Not really that last part, but I am starting to understand why it’s important to not really care what other people think and just do your own thing. Obviously, respect goes a long way, but do I really care what people think about the music I produce, the photos I post, or the topics I write about? I did and still kind of do, but I am working on letting that go, that way I can just focus on being me, and nothing extra. That is my goal for 2024.
The St. Louis Dad Shop
The last thing I will mention before I leave y’all for the year is a quick announcement about the new St. Louis Dad Shop! I have always wanted to setup some sort of store to sell shirts and other simple items, I just never got around to setting it up. Well, I finally did and I am excited to see how it goes. Check it out and if you like something, grab it!