Great time to review:
Find a voice, find the artistic voice that only I have and channel it when making music. Turn the gear/ experience/ideas I have into something unique and valuable. Then the gigs and tape releases and collaborations can come… right now, I feel I make uninspiring tech demos for no one and have ideas, and the two never meet up to become more than the sum of their worth.
been making time to play with other musicians in my area… this is such a nourishing activity. I haven’t been making much music outside this sphere but see my TTSH in a different light when it can just be one part in an ensemble piece…
Don’t buy things. Was quite good at this last year, but I have doubled down on my environment last year to upgrade audio interface/Live DAW/studio space… now there is no excuse for me needing any more stuff.
Less good at this as I am selling my Eurorack and moving to a simpler 5U system, so there has been a lot of buying ( and some selling), but I am initially topping out at 2x13HP, so will hold onto that for a year or so and see where I need to expand.
Practice Yoga and not just do it in class for 60 mins per week. Use this practice to destress and manage unhappiness.
Really good at this… been enjoying yoga most evenings or every few evenings & a weekly class.
Keep a journal of my musical activities, to try and run ideas for their lifespan, not just throw away and start again. Also to show my progress and introduce good habits of practicing and playing as a regular thing.
ticking along, but have been going back to some basics of synthesis books to get it fully ingrained and avoiding you tube shiny shiny videos…thankfully in the 5U world a new module comes out every few months…not hours…