Saturday, August 27, 2011

Jeff and I met the Coffis brothers yesterday.

During the events of Jeff's and my wanderings around Pacific Avenue yesterday, we met a couple of guys playing music on the sidewalk.  They were the Coffis brothers, and they were pretty darn amazing.  I bought their CD, and finally gave it a listen all the way the through today.  All of it is good, but there was one song in particular stood out to me.  The song was called 'Round Here on their self-titled album.  Look it up on iTunes.  It's great.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The beginning of somethings new

My life is changing.  I'm in a new place, doing new things, have new priorities, starting new projects, meeting new people, and realizing new ambitions.

I'm going to need a place to chronicle the changes and interesting events that occur in my life over the next 9 months of living in the Santa Cruz area, hence this blog.  I am doing this for a couple reasons.  I am writing this for me to know where I have come from this year and I am hoping that whoever reads this blog will be inspired to attempt bigger things with their life.

One of the things that Jeff (my roommate for the school year) and I have been talking about is our "1,000 Hour Projects" that we are attempting.  The idea comes from Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers which among others things makes the claim that anybody who is really good at something has practiced it for over 10,000 hours.  So Jeff and I are toning down this rule to 1,000 hours to see if it's really something that is workable.  So while Jeff is doing song-writing for 1,000 hours this year, I'll be making beats for 1,000 hours.

Being in the Santa Cruz area also means that we will be meeting a lot of interesting people.  Even today, Jeff and I made friends with a blind man with developmental disabilities and met two brothers who were performing music on the sidewalk of Pacific Avenue.  Stuff like that will be topics of this blog as well.

Besides all this will be my own personal musings on psychology, philosophy, and religion, all of which spend a lot of time in my thoughts.  I'll recommend books, websites, and anything else I find interesting.

That's all.  Stay tuned for more, if you'd like.