I can barely believe that this year is almost over. 2010 is right around the corner, and I am pretty excited to see all that is going to happen in the new year. I’m usually pretty reserved about being excited for the new year but this year has a lot of promise. Personal issues, professional, recreational and music. All aspects of my life are on the up and up and so Im super hyped about this new year and stuff, but before we start the new year I have 5 hot things on my mind and here they are, the last for 2009

Panama! volume 3- Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Tipica On the isthmus. Its a great CD, the classic tunes are all pretty sweet. I played it on Christmas and had the whole house dancing. The music is such a great mix of everything I love Spanish music, Soul music, Carribean music and funk. I pretty much thought it was off the radar but the hipster magazine The Fader, a site I visit for new cool stuff, actually did a piece on the project with the compiler. I love mi panama and this CD takes me there. Here is a link to the interview with RobertoGyemant the guy who compiled the CD for the british label Sound Way records, who by the way have a pretty nice catalog.

– Locale-
Atlanta. People always sing the praises of their home city but I genuinely love Atlanta on a different level. Maybe its all of the fond feelings and the fact that I dont spend enough time out here anymore to actually get sick of it, but I really love it in Atlanta. The people are great, I LOVE my family and all their goodness and even the bad, the weather, the night life [if i can actually get out]. Everything is great down in GA. I just gotta figure out if it will help me grow if i came back for residency…


The new GQ with Rihanna on the cover. People hate and I have done it too but damn, some things are undeniable. She is a sexy beast lol

-Music Video-
Im not that big a Jay Z fan [to be honest, im not that big a rap fan anymore] But I like that JayZ  Forever Young song, but only for the hook. So i guess Its natural that I’d like the original that he sampled for the hook. So here are both, the original and the Jay ft Hudson version

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”

I love this quote because it applies to my life right about now. I want to forward into this new year bravely and boldly. Not holding anything back. I know that I have a  lot of challenges and rough times ahead that I havent yet faced, but I know that I can conquer these trials AND my fears and become stronger and smarter and that much better as a result.

About julian watkins
I'm a young doctor living in the Miami area. I try to live life to the fullest every day. I love music, movies, art, running, politics, books, traveling, pretty girls and cool looking stuff. I started this blog in Medical School and I'll try to keep it up throughout my residency. I'll take everything one day, one photo, one song at a time.

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