We’re going to be taking a break from regular news blogging over the next two weeks, but we’ve asked some of our friends in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene to take over TheBayBridged.com until the new year. They’ll all be answering the question that tends to be on a music fan’s mind as the year draws to a close: What was the best music of 2008?

2008 was without a doubt a terrific year for Bay Area music, and we’ve received a ton of great perspectives from some of our favorite local musicians, journalists and music industry insiders. Our first two essays will be up on Monday! Happy holidays!