Archive for December, 2010

Hail Santa!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 25, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

Merry Christmas, guys. Now get off the internet and go open presents and eat a lot.

Christmas 2010 Playlist

  1. Jesu – “Christmas” EP
  2. Elf Power – “In A Cave”
  3. Sleigh Bells – “Treats”
  4. Sufjan Stevens – “Songs for Christmas”
  5. Old Man Gloom – “Christmas”

2010: The Mixtape

Posted in Random on December 8, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

Not a lot to say about this one. I’ve taken 18 of the best jams from the last year and thrown them all into one .zip file, slapped some custom artwork on there and threw ’em up on the internets for all to hear.

Due to my rampant OCD (thanks, Mom), I spent a long time working on several different tracklists before I settled on this one. It’ll barely fit on one disc and gives a pretty good sampling of the Best Music of 2010 (according to me). I’m already having second thoughts about a few of the selections on both the list and the mix, but I had to draw the line at some point and just be done with it. I will admit that there are a few songs on the mixtape that weren’t on any of the records from the list, but that’s just because it’s way easier to make a good song than to make a good album. Especially if you’re a rapper.

Chances are good that you might not like everything on here, but I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll like at least a few songs. Click here to get the jams. The full tracklist is after the jump…

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The Best Music of 2010

Posted in Random on December 1, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

One of the coolest things about having a blog is the illusion that people give a shit about your opinions. Since there’s not much wakeboarding going on right now and because I love making lists more than pretty much anything else on Earth, I’ve taken the liberty of gathering what I feel has been the Best Stuff of 2010 and I’ll be posting them here throughout the rest of the year.

Up first is the Best Music of 2010. Fair warning: this is undoubtedly the longest post in the history of Teleprompted Anthems. There are some pictures, but it’s mostly words. Check it out and maybe you’ll find a few new bands that you’re into. Of course, you might find a bunch of bands that you can’t stand, but I can’t be held responsible for your lousy taste in music. Check out the full list after the jump…

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In Good Company

Posted in Random on December 1, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

One of the coolest things about being back in Wilmington is being able to see all the rad stuff that people are doing down here. It’s pretty cool to have talented people around to keep you motivated and eager to put out new stuff. For example, Connor Buss is one of the new kids on the block, and he came by the house yesterday to show me a new video he had been working on. He had spent some time with the whole crew and managed to get quite a bit of footy that he turned into a short video called “Teleprompted Autumn” (See what he did there?). All the boys make an appearance: Nick, Mark, Clay, Sam, Matt Deal and Connor all have clips. It turned out really well, so you should all definitely go check it out and click the little heart button. And be sure to keep an eye on his Vimeo page because I’ve heard rumors of another new movie he’s been working on that he plans to drop soon. Thanks Connor; good stuff, man.

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If still photography is more your thing, we’ve got you covered there as well. TA resident photographer Jason Hudson has begun to post some of his more recent work on his new blog at and as you’ve probably come to expect, all the photos are pretty great. He’s been experimenting a bunch lately with film and different cameras and it seems like he excitedly barges in my house at least once a week to show me the latest thing he’s been working on. It’s all very cool stuff, so swing by and check it out.

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And finally, I’d like to point out that this is my third post of the day. Technically, it was my second, but WordPress went haywire about an hour ago and deleted the original post, so I had to redo it. So if you want to be picky about things, this is my fourth post. Which completely shatters all previous records and expectations of productivity around these parts. In other words, I’m going to bed.

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“Doing Work” Playlist

  1. Built to Spill – “Keep It Like A Secret”
  2. Yes – “Fragile”
  3. Radiohead – “Kid A”

Happy Trails, Brooke…

Posted in News on December 1, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

I woke up this morning to an email from our buddy and former debate opponent Brooke Geery. She was announcing that after six years at Alliance Wakeboard Magazine, she had decided to leave and focus on her snowboard site,

If you’re so inclined, she’s written an excellent farewell letter that is definitely worth a read. I don’t know what it is about the Alliance staff, but when they leave, they do it in grand fashion (I wish I could find a link to Tony Smith’s farewell letter from a few years ago).

Along with the rest of the crew at Alliance, Brooke has been a big help over the years getting our content on their website and in front of more people than we could have ever hoped for. So thanks for all the support, Brooke. I sincerely hope that snowboarding message boards have more of a sense of humor than their wakeboarding counterparts.

(PS: I blatantly stole that photo directly from Brooke’s letter on the Alliance website. Hope they don’t mind.)

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“Brooke’s Leaving” Playlist

  1. Boris – “Farewell”
  2. Elton John – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
  3. Lagwagon – “Bye For Now”
  4. Kanye West – “Gone”