Come On, Let's Go.

Taking Different Roads

Well, this is going to be my last post before the new year, and Come On Let's Go's first full year on the Internet. Regardless, I'll be glad to see 2010 go. This isn't a blog about my personal life – withstanding childhood nostalgia – but some very awful things happened this year and I have spent most of it adjusting to the fact that their aftermath will pretty much be my life from here on out. I don't mean that to sound as apocalyptic as it does, but god damn if my family didn't draw the short straw and get a whole lot smaller this year.

...and yet in many other ways, it is probably the best year I've had yet. And I don't mean that in some Solzhenitsyn-esque making-the-best-of-it way. Genuinely and honestly, this has been a really great year.

Enough of that. In honor of COLG's full blog-year, let's take a look at some posts I am particularly proud of:

Banana: Anti-humor on the B6.

Zakurka: A Russian cigarette-pack retrospective.

Hyperbrooklyn: Snark about Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Every Personal Trace: These are the places where I've lived.

I Believe in Yesterdays: Soviet and Post-Soviet animation.

I Will Always Be Against Part 1 and Part 2: Punk rock in the Soviet era.

An Explosion in a Shingle Factory: My visit to the 2010 Armory exhibit of contemporary art.

The Language of the Unheard: Civil rights struggles and modern media.

...and a very special thanks to my friends who helped me keep schedule by covering for me when tragedy struck

Sub Rosa, Surfer Trixie: Drinky (of “Backup Control Room,” Perfect!) on Sub-Mission and save files.

Peer to Peer: Andrew (of Armagideon Time and myriad other blogs) on some music that brought friends together.

Nothing new.nes: CJ (of Pre-Sonic Genesis) on the 8-bit era.

Perusing the Stack: CJ on his latest media choices.

...and finally, let's all say goodbye to my mother, Ludmila Goldberg, who passed away on March 30th, 2010, just two weeks shy of her 53rd birthday:

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