enjoyed lurking the prior threads, so figured it was time to contribute.
-stop separating my lives. i keep my music off of my instagram, my youtube off of my website, my work from my friends, and my art from my work. it’s exhausting and it’s pretty weird.
-become more proficient at balancing work/art with relationships and social life. i don’t know what this looks like but i would like to stop wondering if i should be doing something else whenever i go out.
-partner is probably going to want to start looking at grad schools in the next year or two. so i need to figure out if being a video editor outside of los angeles even resembles the aspects of the job that i like now, or if i should be thinking about changing careers. it’s always been in the plan, but since then rent has gone up so much around us that it looks like it will be hard to come back.
-would be good to see a dentist
-do a really good job on this documentary but don’t make it my only thing.
-leave work earlier without sacrificing quality (avoid chasing edit ideas that are unlikely to pay off but would be so cool if they did work).
-stop relying on perfectionism in the face of a deadline to produce good work.
-stop giving up more than was needed in the face of ambiguous expectations.
-put online the my third 5 song EP that has been 98% finished since 2016 but always seems to have just a couple more tweaks. i am pretty sure my 11 listeners will not be able to hear the difference between a 90% there track of mine and a 100% there track. honestly i am not sure if i can hear the difference.
-consider finishing/releasing the 9ish dance tracks i kicked out when i unexpectedly had a two week break from work. don’t get caught in the “90% done” trap.
-figure out how integrate my experiments with norns/ipad/op1/video into my existing framework for producing finished songs i actually like.
-post music videos on my instagram.
feels super weird being this introspective online but away we go!