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Billy's Little Trip wrote:Ha! great pic! ^^^ edit: <<<

By the way, my new years resolution last year was to stop procrastinating so much. So I'll be starting that this April.....maybe. 8)
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So, any resolutions for 2012?

This past February I finally left the job I kept saying I should leave. I still have not entered Song Fight! as Lunkhead in many years, though. So for 2012 I am just going to set a simple goal of entering Song Fight! at least once as Lunkhead.
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Me too. I plan on entering a Song Fight! as Lunkhead. :)
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Ha! That would actually be pretty awesome. Too bad I couldn't get away with entering as Octothorpe as easily. ;)
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My resolution is to finish a music project I've started. I have a bad habit of losing interest after I start something.

So my goal is to give it my all with DJ and Paco to finish a complete album. It'll be perfected versions of the songs we've entered here at The Mighty Song Fight. DJ and I have talked about the order of things and we are setting up the ground work now.

My secondary goal that feeds off of the above goal is to market myself/ourselves to the entertainment industry. Mainly independent films at first. This goal is more of a "what I'd love to do" kind of thing because I don't have the slightest idea on how to market to that industry. I know I love independent films and hear bad music/background music choices a lot and I think I have something to offer. But I'm hoping with the smaller projects that are already in the works to get us there, it will help. I believe in just doing things and learn along the way. I may find it's not going to happen, but I know I'll love the experience of trying. I've already got a jingle/theme song I wrote for a daily youtube show. It was made into a ring tone for his viewers and has been downloaded by over 50k people globally as of last June. So stoners world wide are answering their phones to my song. :)
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resolutions: write songs more consistently and finally record an album
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As stated in a different thread, I am going to TRY to do at least 1 SF entry in 2012. I haven't written a new song since June of 2010. If I can just get ONE song written, I think it'll open the floodgates and I can get back to a normal flow of music.

My other resolution is to post on Twitter and FB at least once every day in 2012. I'm really quiet when it comes to those 2 sites. I need to give ppl a reason to care about being on either or both friends list.
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Come March i am going to quit drinking and smoking a while. Thats my court date. Im expecting to go straight from the court room. I was guilty, if you play you deal with it.
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So here we are, 2014. How did everybody do last year?

I don't have resolutions from last year to review, so I guess I'll just make some for this year.

1. Do some money related stuff I should be doing but am not
2. Do some health related stuff I should be doing but am not
3. Trade in my 15 year old Honda Civic for something else
4. Travel somewhere exciting
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Hate to call'em resolutions, but there are some things I need to do as well: the classic lose weight is back on my list, find permanent work, and sell off some materialistic life clutter such as vinyl LPs, CDs, various collecteds from the decades.
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I realized that all of my resolutions boiled down to "be happy" so that's what I'm trying to do. So far I'm failing.
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My big resolution for 2013 was to write new music and share it with people, which I really hadn't done before. Not to get sappy or anything, but Song FIght has profoundly helped me make that a reality. I didn't enter every single fight (since work travel interfered), but I wrote and posted something like 20 new songs. I don't think I could have imagined doing that a year ago. Although a lot of the entries are pretty bad, I do think I'm getting better. Or maybe the reviewers are just getting used to me making the same mistakes over and over again. Either way it's been a ton of fun.

I'm going to try and do something about my vocals in 2014. That seems to be the worst part of pretty much all the tracks I've produced this year, even as my mixing, etc is getting better. So I hope the SF community will be as helpful in getting me there this year as you all were last year.
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foobar93 wrote: I didn't enter every single fight (since work travel interfered), but I wrote and posted something like 20 new songs. I don't think I could have imagined doing that a year ago. Although a lot of the entries are pretty bad, I do think I'm getting better.

That is what is all about Foobar. I could have written the same thing 10 years ago.

BTW - my News Years Resolution is to snort cocaine off the back of a $1000 hooker.
10 years and running now - it will come soon.
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Caravan Ray wrote: 10 years and running now - it will come soon.
Somehow I don't see SF being able to help you quite that much with this one.
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Lunkhead wrote:So here we are, 2014. How did everybody do last year?

I don't have resolutions from last year to review, so I guess I'll just make some for this year.

1. Do some money related stuff I should be doing but am not
2. Do some health related stuff I should be doing but am not
3. Trade in my 15 year old Honda Civic for something else
4. Travel somewhere exciting
Couple years late following up on these. I got a new car. Went on a trip in 2017. Still working on the other stuff. But following up on previous resolutions I did enter and even win some more fights.

How about y'all?
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I don't do resolutions, really. But this past December a friend was killed in an auto accident and we were both signed up to do a 5k in March. Last year we did a 5k together which was my first since high school. And I did okay. Second in my age group and like sixth overall, but it was a small turn out. The one we signed up for this year is much larger. So I think i'm going to resolve to actually train for real and make a good showing because I think he would have liked that. Which means I need to start exercising. Dagnabit.
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Anybody making resolutions for 2019 or checking up on their achievement or lack thereof for 2018 resolutions?

This coming year will probably involve a job change and possibly even a significant geographical change for me. We'll see.
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Update for 2018: I ran a couple of 5K races in honor of my friend who died in December 2017. Hit a personal best in the one we were going to run... in 20F degree weather.

For this year, tomorrow I'm back on my low carb diet. I've started the January Practice challenge. And I'm trying to stop arguing politics on social media. So far it's going pretty well. *evil grin*
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Here we are a year later. I'm still at the same job and living in the same exact place. I did go to a lot of concerts and saw a lot of friends and went out of town a bunch, including to some places I'd never been to before. And I made or contributed to a LOT of music and I liked a lot of it too. This year I guess I don't really know what's in store. I know it's Song Fight's 20th anniversary year and I'm hoping to get motivated to do some fun stuff around that.

How about y'all?
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I dunno, so far my year has started well, but I've been promising myself i'll eat less junk food and continue to maintain my gym routine. I've got some inheritance related legal financial stuff I need to iron out, so I guess finally getting that done. Oh, and I'd like to try and continue my consecutive songfight streak cause even if they're not all great, it's super satisfying to just get them done and keep the creative juices flowing. Maybe figure out what genre suits me the best?
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I actually did a pretty good job of cutting out political discussions on social media. I stayed pretty much in my comfort zone weight wise on the diet but I did gain over Turkey Day and Christmas holidays. Already pretty strict on the diet and near to my usual weight for this year.

Umm. nothing really imperative for this year, I guess. I'm exercising still and I have a few musical goals. One of these years I need to get the last couple of classes out of the way for my degree. Don't see it being this year, though. *shrug*
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I think I need to write down some specific goals I have for 2020.

I want to practice my violin every day that I’m in the same house as it. This will take a dip for at least four weeks over March, as we have a holiday booked to Australia and I don’t know anyone there who has or is willing to lend me a violin for the holiday. There’s a nylon string guitar, a terrible organ and an out of tune piano at my parents house though, and @gizo has instruments, so I should be able to practice something most days that we’re there.

Maybe try to tune the piano at my parents’ house, as a project to do with dad. Thomann has a €50 piano tuning kit that I have my eye on.

Work towards establishing more of a business here. Most of my work currently comes from one place, which is doing design work for my old employer back in Aus. It’s not ideal to have all my money coming from one place.

To help with that last point, I’d like to hit 2500 subscribers on my YouTube channel. The first goal is to hit 1000, and I’m currently 255 shy of that. When I hit 1000 I can start getting ad revenue, as I’ve already hit the “hours watched” target to qualify. So, I need to upload more stuff more consistently. I started that yesterday by making a video about monoprinting and Paul Klee, who also inspired my song this week and the Checkered Past artwork I submitted. https://youtu.be/IUWdP2D9wsM

We’re just about to finish buying our first ever house. It’s not extravagant, but has room for a big garden, an art studio and a music studio. It’s near a pretty touristy area in Cork, so when we get back from Australia I have plans to set up some classes through the Airbnb experiences thing where people can come for a few hours and learn about printmaking, painting, drawing and bookbinding. We’ve done a few of the Airbnb experiences on some recent holidays, and they were really great, so I’m interested to see how it goes.

I set a goodreads goal every year, and if I meet it I up the total by two books the next year. For 2020 it’s 36 books. I also want to borrow from the library more. To push myself to do this, I’m paying myself to read. I’ve set up a Mintos investment account and will add €10 for every book I read from the library or that I already own, and €5 for every new book I buy to read.

I think that’s about it. I have a few back burner goals and ideas from 2019 that I want to keep working on, and I also want to keep up my songfight entries, because I just started doing this last year and it’s tremendously fun. It never really crossed my mind that I had it in me to write songs.
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