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January 2010 Letter From the Editor
INsite Magazine, Austin, TX
So, it’s 7a.m. and I’m with the family sitting on a plane headed to Boston for Christmas (INsite Austin has a sister magazine in Boston by the way). I’m also becoming Godfather to my little nephew William. It’s the end of the year and the end of the decade. Pretty crazy. By the time you read this, I’ll be a Godfather (every time I think about it I think about James Brown and go “heeeeeyy!”), you’ll have rung in the New Year… hopefully you were at the big shindig INsite sponsored at Karma Lounge (or at least watched the live streaming video at newyearsnation.com). We’ll share a few photos from that online and in the February issue.
Anyhow… We’ve got a great one to start the new year for you this month. As you see from the cover, Ray Wylie Hubbard is back at it. On January 12 he will release his most interesting album title to date A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint There Is No C). I had a chance to visit with Hubbard at his Wimberley home and we talked about the album, sobriety, and the story behind a couple of his big songs.
Also in music this month is Austin’s The Pons. They played an INsite Night at The Parish a few months ago and impressed our Food Editor Marsha Mann so much that she just had to write a feature about them. She’s as picky with her music as she is with places she features in her section (this month is The Cedar Door) so I’d say this band is going places.
In movies this month is a feature on director Terry Gilliam, and actress Thandie Newton. We also have Cole and Bobby’s movie reviews as well as their picks for the top 10 films of 2009 (see how they stack up to Roger Ebert's picks) and the decade (See how they fair with Rolling Stone's Peter Travers).
But for those who are gamers, flip directly to page 13. We’ve run down some of the most impressive video games we’ve come across. Tech Editor Radames Pera also takes a deep look at an Austin video game creation, “Mushroom Men.”
There’s so much more in between the pages of INsite this month… art, CD reviews, INsite Hindsite, Naked Accountant, Between Rock and a Hard Place (By Chuck Loesch)… I’m sure I’m forgetting something.
So… join me in bidding a farewell to 2009 and a giving a big hug and a smooch to 2010. This is going to be a great year Austin. Oh.. and FYI coffee tastes pretty good at 30,000 feet.