January 31, 2022

January '22 Progress Report

(Photo taken by my amazing Wife.)


These are all the areas in which I've been focusing on for my writing.

January 30, 2022

Now That We're Old

Holy shit! I didn’t expect all of the tickets to get sold out so quickly. My wife pointed out though, that they did have an option for a down payment and layaway. Twenty bucks up front instead of $250. I’m sure the scalpers have taken advantage of the situation. I really do want to see some of the artists on the list, but I know that the songs that they would play would not be the songs that I would be excited for. I’m too old. I’m nitpicking and thinking back to their most popular releases. The top hits and the hidden gems. Honestly though, My Chemical Romance and The Used only have one REALLY GOOD album… Three Cheers and In Love and Death are top tier. The rest of their music is not all that appealing to me, and to see them nearly 20 years later, I don’t know that it’ll be a good show. I can appreciate the music they put out after 2004, but those aren’t the albums that I listen to. Paramore is the other major headliner with MCR. They have a couple of good albums, but I have no idea if they’re any good live. I know that Hayley Williams has a great voice, well, she HAD an amazing voice but Paramore haven’t released an album in nearly a decade at this point. So I don't know what they sound like anymore. 

Oh, so, if you aren’t following along, or you have been living under a rock, and haven’t had someone on social media tell you about this show happening in Vegas in October: Live Nation is putting on a show called When We Were Young. It’s effectively a who's who of emo bands from the mid-2000s. In fact, the list of bands reads a bit like some of the mix CDs I burned when I was in high school, which is exactly why I’ve put together a Spotify playlist to share with everyone that has my favorite tracks.

January 14, 2022

Terra's Arbitrary Trip 'Round Sol



So, I don’t remember when I started this post… Well, THIS post is a complete re-write from the top of my head, but sometime around the 3rd or this past Monday I sat down to write about New Year’s Resolutions and my read of “The Way of the Superior Man.” Maybe it was even the 6th that I stopped to collect my thoughts a bit.

My friend has been talking about Deida’s book for at least all of last year. He rated it 4 stars on Goodreads, and I could have sworn that he has recommended it several times. It seemed like the perfect book to read to start off the new year, a source of inspiration (maybe?), and a different perspective on life… We put a lot stock into resolutions, a hand-me-down from our ancestors’ pagan roots, back when we needed a way to organize the chaos, and we weren’t actively managing and building the chaos as a species. Things have changed, but we still hold onto things like that.

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