Once again we come to the arbitrary demarcation of the beginning/end of the year. This may sound like some sort of zealously charged statement about how humans overly segment time, but really I just was looking for a more interesting way to say “happy new year!” Maybe I should have just said it.
What a year it has been for me! I started out in January using extra vacation time to experiment with doing music full time. Now in December, every day is an experiment-in-progress of doing music full time, and I can’t even remember what “vacation time” is. I’ve had the pleasure (and the requirement) of developing my business skills as a musician, a band leader, a promoter, and a booking agent. I played with a variety of bands I never played with before, and made a few new bands of my own. And I fell short in a number of ways that I continue to attempt to remedy. Such is everything.
So without further ado, here are my accomplishments for the year, broken down by category.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to cook some Serbian food for my upcoming New Years Eve show with the West Philadelphia Orchestra. I hate to cut it short, but there are only so many hours in the day (that I’m devoting to blogging). Stay tuned for next year when:
A new Neon and Shy cd gets released!
A new band gets formed!
A new kind of cookie gets baked!
I get off the computer and start my day!
Happy New Year everyone. Onward and upward. Up and at them!