1) Doves "Kingdom Of Rust" - Less than a week from release date! I love this band, and have been awaiting this record for some time. Maybe I've already heard it and maybe I love it.

2) Anvil! The Story Of Anvil - This documentary looks absolutely amazing.

3) Mad Men - I LOVE this show. Last weekend, while visiting New Orleans for a friend's wedding, my wife and I were browsing around an antique shop on Magazine Street and noticed Bryan Batt (who plays art director, Salvatore, in the show- my favorite character!) quietly shopping by himself. Ordinarily, I don't like to pull the fanboy jive, but I had to introduce myself and express my admiration. Bryan was very nice and not at all put out. Definitely a highlight of the trip.

4) White Lies - Great tunes, great videos, great packaging, cool look. I love a band that has the whole package.

5) The Praline Connection - Also, while in New Orleans, it was suggested that we visit The Praline Connection. Great red beans and rice.