1. Our new president gets inaugurated!
2. My page proofs are slated to arrive
3. Andrew Bird's new album, Noble Beast, will be released. (We saw him perform a song or two from this last spring. Awesome. Plus it's about animals.)
4. Speaking of animals, Animal Collective's new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, will be released. Pitchfork gave it a 9.6, which is the highest score JM or I have ever seen them give. (As a point of reference, they gave Fleet Foxes' self-titled debut a 9.0, and it received their album of the year award.)