2012: The year that the world was supposed to end, or so the Mayans said. 2012 has been a whirlwind of a year. However, when I look back at it, it wasn’t that much of a whirlwind. It seems like a big blur, the longest stretch of a year. Granted, we did get an extra day with it being leap year and all. In 2012, I visited friends and family in some cities that I’ve never been to before, I went to a fair amount of awesome shows, and I spent quality time with loved ones–though not enough quality time.
Probably the coolest thing was visiting my grandparents in India, after having not seen them for five years. I rode on a camel’s back on the same beach to which Gandhi led the Salt March in 1930, went to my first ever cricket match (so much more fun than I ever realized it would be), and never gave up on convincing my grandpa to come visit us again in America–his response: “…when you get married. Meera, I’m getting old…find a guy soon.” Relax though, the kind ol’ man’s got a sense of humor and was kidding when he said it…I think.
So with all the greatness, the year still seems like a blur. One thing is for sure, though, there were some catchy tracks out this year. All of the artists have been featured on 1146 miles before so I’ll spare your time of reading why I chose each track but you can click on the band/artist name if you want to read what we’ve written before. Artists featured on my favorites of the year are Antonio Paul, Ghost Beach, Hoodie Allen, Jhameel, The Lumineers, Maps & Atlases, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, Yellow Ostrich, and Youngblood Hawke.