Every year I screw this up bad. (Except the year that I resolved to “be less nice,” in emulation of a friend who successfully went with that one the year prior. That WORKS.) So I started brainstorming about my New Year’s resolution last week, and I finally came up with a winner. I hereby resolve: to record an album’s worth of cover versions of the very fine work of one of the world’s best bands, if not the world’s very best band, Slow Children. This resolution has it all: personal satisfaction, a chance to gain some new technical skills and also the benefit of not being exactly what everyone else is doing. Not quite, at least. I am so pleased with myself that I may just sit at my desk the rest of the day and contemplate how awesome 2010 will be.