I got a mass email from someone recommending that I go through this past year and acknowledge every accomplishment, usually I would be annoyed at being added to a mailing list without my permission, but I actually really like the idea. This will probably make for a really dull blog entry, but if you watch “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” before reading this, it will seem like the most invigorating and exciting thing ever. (Seriously, I dare you to watch that movie).
So here goes – 2011: the good, the great and the awesome:
*Booked and embarked on a tour to Chicago and had an awesome time.
*Bought an Airstream.
*Played Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, discovered a supportive and vibrant community of folk musicians and folk music lovers.
*Booked our longest tour to date and spent five weeks on the road playing shows in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio.
*Sold our furniture and left our apartment (hey, it’s an accomplishment!)
*Met John Platt from WFUV, got airplay and played in the studio.
*Played a Quad showcase at our first NERFA, met more awesome folk folks.
*Got a scholarship to attend out first Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis.
*Improved as a duo and gained confidence as a performer.
*Started designing websites (has nothing to do with music, but I’m adding it anyway).
*Got File Maker Pro (I told you this would be boring).
*Formed a jazz trio (Sadly, not called The Whispering Trio – we’re leaning towards “The Un Deux Trio”).
*Found some awesome pants at Goodwill last week.
*Decided I wanted to learn the banjo.
*Got a banjo!
*Discovered that you can order a vegan pizza from any pizza place – you just have to ask for no cheese…seems obvious now.
*Made a music video (I guess this should be closer to the top of the list, you can see where my priorities lie).
*Got a Kindle.
*Discovered that milk is not an ingredient in Green & Blacks 85% dark chocolate, even though its listed as an ingredient – it’s just processed on shared equipment!
*Watched 15 minutes of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and got my money back.
So, pretty great year! I wholeheartedly recommend this exercise 😉