Not every week can be a winner…

 

I sucked this week.  I didn’t drive forward.  I did the minimal amount for my band.  I haven’t even started writing the next song.

I still haven’t been able to organize the other musicians to rehearse for the recording session.

I looked for musicians, but couldn’t find any.  Hell, I didn’t even listen my voicemail for this guitarist that cancelled meeting up to talk about the band.  I ended up sitting at the bar by myself for a couple of hours.

I pretty much let work and life get in the way of getting shit done.

But that’s okay.  I’m not going to beat myself up over it.  I’m going to let it slide and be productive starting NOW.  (Well, after I post this blog, that is.)

The week wasn’t an entire waste, though.  I’ve been talking to people on the local metal forums and making new friends.  I’m finding out what shows people are going to, and also letting them know to come say hi to me if they see me.

Also, I’ve been rehearsing bass every night.  I’m trying to get my finger-picking up to 170 BPM playing 16th notes.  I’ve just been bumping it one to three BPMs a night.

Starting now, I’m going to get my head back into the game.  Get music written, get WordPress installed on my band site, and cat herd those musicians to have a successful recording session!

And I just bought a cool, inspirational book:  The War of Art.  I have a feeling I will be inspired to pop out tunes.
I can’t be the only one who just has an off week.

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4 Responses to Not every week can be a winner…

  1. You’re definitely not the only one. It happens. Sometimes, it can be a nice thing though. Clear your mind for a bit and then get back to work feeling refreshed.

    I do agree though, organizing musicians is very similar to herding cats.

    • I just chilled out and did the bare minimum this weekend. I did get WordPress installed for the band website, so I guess I’m still doing something. Hopefully my mind is clear this week. I want to get things going!

      🙂 I had to physically go to the guy’s job and work it out with him. Hahaha! I think we’re still on track to record a song on Sunday. Fingers crossed.

  2. Spooky says:

    I think it is important to give yourself regular breaks. I’ve caught myself putting in 35-40 hour work weeks (that’s not even counting gigging or road time) for my band. That, coupled with a full time job can burn a person out, as well as damage social relationships with friends and loved ones. It’s important to make sure it stays fun!

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