Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sky Flying By

Hi everyone - I'm popping in to let you know that a good friend of mine has a music project called Sky Flying By. He just released a new album, please check it out and buy it if you like it:

Bandcamp:
http://skyflyingby.bandcamp.com/

iTunes (north america, uk/europe, japan, australia/new zealand):
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=407925097

Amazon (CD):
http://www.amazon.com/Do-They-Still-Make-Lighthouses/dp/B004H1UOWC

Amazon (MP3):
http://www.amazon.com/Do-They-Still-Make-Lighthouses/dp/B004H04C3K

Vinyl will hopefully be out in the spring. The genre is "post rock" like Mogwai or the like, meaning no lyrics, but great songs.

Tell everyone you know who likes music! Thanks! :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy new year + blog hiatus

Hi everyone! Thanks to @reverb10 for a fun month of writing. I had a great time answering all the prompts and making some new friends in the blogosphone.

As a method of cutting down on my procrastination, I'm going to be taking a hiatus from blogging, as I have my final paper for my master's degree due in a couple of months. Actually, it's due towards the end of next month, and I'm going to need every available minute to get it done & done well.

So, I'll be writing (and writing my ass off, I must say), it just won't be here, or most any other place for that matter. I'll probably pop up on twitter from time to time, but hopefully that'll be about all. No procrastination this year! Or at least a dramatic reduction from years past.

Be well everyone and I'll see you in March!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Reverb writing #31 - Get it done.

December 31 – Core Story
What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world? (Bonus: Consider your reflections from this month. Look through them to discover a thread you may not have noticed until today.) (Author: Molly O’Neill)
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I think, reading back over these 30 days, I'm detecting that I procrastinate a lot and that I want to not procrastinate.

Does that mean that my core story is procrastination? No, I think that my core story would be something more along the lines of improvement. That I'm continually looking for ways to improve.

I feel like procrastinating is one of my last frontiers. I'm pretty good at completing tasks that are set for me, but when I have to self-start I have a little trouble getting started.

When it comes to improving myself, though, I think I do work on that on a regular basis. How do I share that with the world, though? Probably by encouraging others to always strive for themselves, too. To not settle for "okay" or "good enough" or "this'll do." I think I'm some people's biggest cheerleader in wanting them to do better for themselves. I understand that I need to be better about cheerleading for myself and getting my stuff done. If I would just get my stuff done, it would be done, and then it wouldn't hang over my head like it does.

So…here's to getting stuff done in 2011. Let this post reverberate throughout my year.
 
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