High fives and free drinks
Obviously, I want everyone to know it's my birthday on Thursday, Oct. 1. I'll be 29 years old. I'm also celebrating my first year or so as WW's music editor.

A new Kickball album
I love Explode Into Colors as much as anyone, but that doesn't mean drummer Lisa Schonberg is relieved of her duties in Kickball, one of the best and most criminally underrated Northwest bands of all time. Please don't make this gift too belated!

A really intense band fight!
Between, like, Viva Voce and the Builders and the Butchers! Wouldn't that be crazy? Give 'em a bunch of Red Bull and watch them go crazy!

An all-ages show with the Shaky Hands and Panther
Of course, this will never happen. Especially not on my birthday at Berbati's Pan for only 10 bucks, which would be about the best gift ever.

First Amendment Rights
Thank goodness for the ACLU. And Mic Crenshaw's new band.