The Last Minute

I’m not very good at getting things done. If you’ve ever followed my endeavours to finish the various things I start, you’ll have an idea of how unbelievably bad I am a doing that. I have an album that’s almost finished, I have a book that’s waiting to be made, I have a duo record that’s totally done but needs some liner notes!, I have other little projects I’d like to do, etc., etc. I’ve read MANY books on productivity. I do GTD. I have Omnifocus. I TRY my best.

But still….

Hmnnn, could do better…

But, I know this:

A deadline works.

One little deadline I have at the moment involves writing something in a notebook and posting it here on this website, and writing some words to accompany it. It’s not life or death. But that’s ok. What matters is that I’m here, away from my scanner, using Photobooth to take a picture of my notebook, so I can get it done. So I can post it to the site and go to bed.

Good night.

Comments on The Last Minute

  1. Mike Outram says:

    The gig was good. I just want to be better than I am :)
    And that’s a good thing!

  2. Ben says:

    finish your album! Bikini was great – would like to hear more please :-)

  3. tony heiberg says:

    I am actually commenting on yesterday’s post. A couple of years ago I played on a function with a saxophonist and bass player on which the first two sets went well. The other musicians were driving but as I wasn’t, I did partake of a few glasses of wine. Then, on the third set, I noticed that I was frequently out of sinc with the bass player, particularly when comping his solos. I respected the bass player and attributed the problem to my having had a drink. I was mortified about this for serveral days as I work hard on my time, until I again saw the saxophonist – a undisputedly great musician – I apologized and promised to never drink on a gig again and was then vastly relieved when he assured me that it wasn’t me that was out of time but the bass player who “was slowing down”. So, Mike, I am inclined to think that you played a lot better on your trio gig than you gave yourself credit for.

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