Today I wrote a thing, explaining the ethical obligations I have to my future self and why I should be nicer to Future Jim even if he sometimes is a lazy jerk. He gets that from his present self, so I can't blame him. Also, my final polar song, for Amanda Garbe!
A polar song for the ever awesome David Yoon, a dude who I don't see with enough frequency and from whom I still have a lot to learn. Thanks for the donation and the request David, it was a treat to sing, despite the wind!
Woot Suit Riot A song for Alicia, who supported my Polar Plunge campaign and is a marvelous lady. You can find out more about her work in mental health advocacy at aliciaraimundo.com!
So I’m in the Polar Plunge on Feb. 22, and for a donation of $20, I offered to do a song or a monologue out in the cold. All the proceeds go to helping kids with special needs, and it’s a good time. Today was my first video of it, and it was a lot of fun, though my guitar is cranky. I love writing songs for people, and this was from a friend for a different friend, because it’s her birthday today. Things I learned? You don’t always get the song you want, you get the song you need (and sometimes you just get the song you get).
Last weekend I bought art and played music! It was amazing. I spent a lot of time talking and thinking about Desert Bus in last week's post, and I've been realizing I want to write more. I want to make art, creative and interesting things, advice, music, whatever. Not whatever. there's a danger of thinking small and undervaluing one's own work that seems prevalent in artists, and I learned a lot about the dangers of doing so from artists there who are doing their damndest to make a living making things they love. I want to do that. So I…