A question I frequently get asked is “what the hell do you do”? So with the year all wrapped up, I thought I’d look back at what I intended to do, and what I actually did.
[Please excuse the crazy formatting on his post…iPad constructed while travelling, so it’s somewhat limited!]
The #1 Goal for 2018 was to PLAY LIVE so let’s see how that panned out…
Clubs/Parties: Target 6 / Actual 2
Festivals: Target 2 / Actual 0
Actually the first gig was really an ‘open mic” thing, but I’m counting it. This will once again be the #1 goal for 2019 with key stretch goals to play at Burning Man, Burning Seed and Subsonic.
NEW MUSIC COMPLETED
Target 60 / Actual 26 (43%)
This one is a bit skewed as I decided at the beginning of the year to focus everything on my live performance so new music took a back seat for the first half of the year.
The I also revamped my music writing process to better prime the ‘pipeline’ (See Splurges below), where I now have heaps of inspirational material to turn into finished tracks. The 2 months of 2018 that I used this approach I finished 8 tracks per month!
Target 0 / Actual 149
These are the musical equivalent of Daily Pages for writers, daily creative outputs which get committed every morning. The interesting number is how many of these are well in the running to being finished tracks…currently I have 38…~ 25%!! So plenty of music in the pipeline!!
LIVE ONLINE FEEDS
Target: 0* / Actual: 97
* Hadn’t really thought about it at the end of 2017
Live Video Feeds, viewed 34,600 times on Facebook. I use Restream.io to simultaneously stream to YouTube, and Periscope, so actual number is greater. And apparently on Restream I was 76% more active than other users:
Target: 12 (3/quarter) / Actual: 3
I’m getting things sorted with Fine Tune Music next year to have at least 1 single release per month, so still 12 per year. AND I am also planning on an album to be conceived when on Sicily for 3 months!
This would be from the 6 tracks that I have released, so not a huge base.
At 0.008c per stream, you can see I’m well on my way to mega-stardom.
WORST FEEDBACK FOR 2018
Translation “Wake me up when it’s finished”! After 11s….bastard!
BEST FEEDBACK FOR 2018
You still with me? You are performing 130% better than any of my other supporters. So, thanks for hanging with me in this crazy lark called music, I really do appreciate the support. 2018 was a mixed year with some wins and plenty of areas to improve…onwards and upwards to 2019.