Where has it all gone? This year of 2010 is over and it’s all a blur . . . As I write this, I’m on a plane back to the States after blowing out the old year with Sonic Youth in London. I’m headed straight to rehearsals for Iron & Wine to bring in the new.

I vividly remember how excited I was when I got the phone call offering me the Pavement gig a year and a half ago. I was in a Berlin hotel, and I’ve never had a finer celebratory nine-euro minibar whiskey in my bathrobe, before or since.

  • So far 2011 is looking good.