Josh Ritter is cool

The Responsibility Project
Josh Ritter has been publishing a blog for a little while now about the process of becoming a successful touring musician, which I've found to be a great read.  He's honest about the work, talent, and luck required, which is important when your audience is likely comprised of many who simply won't make it, but more importantly he's charming and reading it has really elevated him in my mind from singer-I-like status to man-I-admire status.  This video is short and a little hokey, but it gave me the same sense anyway.

While I'm at it and since I probably won't get around to doing a full end-of-year post since there just wasn't that much I fell in love with this year, I'm going to call So Runs the World Away my favorite record of 2010.  There, I said it..

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