Okay, I know I kind of poo-pooed the idea of resolutions, but in the spirit of trying to make 2015 better than 2014 (I don’t know HOW that could happen), here are a few resolutions I could improve upon in my professional musical life:
1. Figure out how to SELL and WORK the great duo Elevator Up!
– I love this band. We are funny, hard working, funny, and interestingly funny. Some people get us and love us, some people just look at us and shake their heads. We get ourselves and we love ourselves and we need a place to play and I’m going to do my best to find a venue for us to unleash our insanity!
2. Get X working with Y to ultimately replace Z.
– no names need be named, but something needs to change, and soon.
3. HAVE YOUR HEARD!!!!
– Hey, have you heard that I have a radio show? Yeah, I do. It airs every Saturday night at 8pm on WICR, 88.7fm, or it can be streamed: http://www.wicronline.org, or through the iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio apps. We also have a Soundcloud account. I co-host this show with non-other than Matthew Altizer. He’s a long time friend and great radio partner. I hope you can tune in. I would love to get this show some MONEY. Maybe syndicated, sold, I don’t know what, but it’s time it took off. What we do sounds great and needs to be heard by a wider audience! Are you with me?!!!
4. Baby Grand Piano!
– I need to move my baby grand piano into my new house! Currently it is residing in my old place, and my previous housemate is practicing on it quite a bit, so the piano is getting some good use. I however need to get it here so I can start working on my piano chops. Having a piano in the house will help me work on arrangements, compositions and everything in between! Maybe it’s best to wait to tackle this until the temperature stops hovering around 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether or not I tackle everything on this list, as least I have something to think about and goals for the new year.
Any resolutions for you? Do you separate professional and personal resolutions, or are they all rolled up into one big resolution list?