Friday, December 31, 2004
Happy New Year (Almost)
So what did I accomplish in 2004? I got really good with Photoshop. So good, in fact that I PO'd some guy in Liberia (yes, the West African nation) with something I posted on a local political blog. Yes, the internet is wonderful, I can infuriate people I've never met a whole world away. I became a better musician (good since I actually got paid for it this year) and I play guitar a lot better than I did this time last year. Granted I am still the worst guitarist who shows up to open mics. If I miss one thing about the Patient 957 days, it's that I really enjoyed being a guy who owns a guitar rather than one who plays a guitar. The harp playing really progressed, though, and I'm comfortable with the instrument in a way I never have been before. The little bit of music theory I had in high school and college has really gone a long way this last year, I've really started to understand what the letters stamped into the harmonica mean, and how that impacts what I need to do on the guitar. Or, in a perfect world, what TSA needs to do on the guitar.
I've never been good with New Year's resolutions. Who can keep them? When I do something I try to keep it simple. One year it was to every day be a little more like Homer Simpson. That worked pretty well, though I put on quite a bit of weight. That being successful, the next year I resolved to each day be a little more like Springfield's resident lush Barney Gumble. I kept that one even better than the Homer one, but it probably wasn't the wisest pursuit of my life.
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