The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part). Why 1001 Days?: Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Monday, September 29, 2008

#31: All Girl Summer Fun Band closes out the summer.

Okay, the technically speaking the All Girl Summer Fun Band are not a "new" girl group to me. I've been following and enjoying them for many years now, bit they do have a new album out, so I'm counting this one in the #31 category.

I've thoroughly been enjoying their new one called Looking Into It. The three-piece Portland based girl group has been around for a decade now, and still manage to keep up the '60's girl-group infectious crunchy guitar pop.

Check out the video for "dear mr. and mrs. troublemaker" at the outhouse in los gatos (i was at this show!):

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

#18: Always have, and forever will be, a riot grrrl!

Another writing update, this one is for betterPropaganda and is a Kill Rock Stars label spotlight. Put in a little anecdote about my father and record shopping. Enjoy.

Also--have a longer update w/ photos planned, but in my recent trip to Seattle I visited the Experience Music Project which had a nice exhibit section on Kill Rock Star.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

#41: Tip #1 to avoid library late fees: renew your books.

Yes, duh. It's that simple. So any way, Nathan and I went to the library a week or so again and picked out loads of books, some cds and one tv dvd collection (Andy Griffith for Nathan). We got lots of good stuff and I'm always pretty impressed with the cd's that the libraries have. I found a neat instrumental collection of Burt Bacharach songs that I've been using for my radio show. Now to get to those books...

Friday, September 5, 2008

#18: Shugo Tokumaru is a mad scientist who creates beautiful music!

Another review done for this month. This one is written about Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru, for his album, Exit. The review can be found on the Evolution of Media website, or linkage here! I should have a couple more writing tidbits in the next day or two, I've just been so busy haven't had as much time as I would like to write. Still meeting my monthly quota though! Check out the video below for more Tokumaru goodness.

Shugo Tokumaru- "Parachute" [my favorite song from the album].