Please Subscribe to SonicRetreat

My buddy who runs the blog SonicRetreat has been talking about discontinuing it; his URL is coming up for renewal or something silly like that. He keeps up on a lot of music, and his posts are very current. The exposure to new music and artists is a good thing for you, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Anyway, in an effort to encourage him to continue blogging about the music that he loves, and to discourage him from talking about pharmaceuticals when we’re drinking together, I’m asking you to show your support (for me, more than him) by visiting his blog.

Here’s how I know how you can keep up on his blog:

Visit his site: SonicRetreat (you can follow his blog via a link on the righthand side of the page)

Follow him on SoundCloud

I like a lot of what he puts up, and you probably will too.

Please leave your thoughts on his choice of music in the comments below. He’ll be happy to read them on my blog, instead of his.

Thank you for the support! Enjoy!

I Drew This on my iPad

I’ve been struggling for ways to make my iPad useful, so I’ve been geeking out a bit with this week — its March break, y’all!

I put together this doodle tonight, after doing some ebook reading and note taking. All on my iPad.



The iPad’s got potential, but for what? Seriously, what do people really use iPads for, other than porn and Netflix?

This is What I Think About…

Remember how yesterday I wrote about a piece that I’m working on? Remember how I said that I was forgetting what I had written about? Remember how I said that I still need to finish the piece? Remember how I still need to edit the piece?

Well, tonight, for about 30 minutes now, I’ve been thinking about the best next step. Here are the options that I’ve come up with:

  1. Type out what I have in Evernote, and then edit from there. The advantage is that I’ll have typed out some of the final piece. Plus, I can access it from my phone or tablet when I’m out. I could probably do some editing while I’m typing it up.
  2. Type it out in Word. I like Word as a word processor. I wouldn’t have access to it while I’m out, but how much time do I really have to work on it when I’m not at home? Plus, some of the final piece will be typed up.
  3. Type it out directly in WordPress, where it will finally end up anyway. I can access it from my phone or tablet when I’m out, and some of the final piece will be typed up. I find that edits on WordPress sometimes screw up formatting, so I’m a bit reluctant.
  4. Edit directly on the paper. The question then becomes: which pen and ink do I use to make my edits? I’ve been carrying the papers with me for a while now, so what difference will it really make if I throw another pen in my bag? It’s not the carrying another pen that’s bugging me, it’s which pen to carry and which ink to use with the pen that’s bugging me. It makes a difference.

What are my other options? Why do I have so many options? Why am I typing up this post about what I’m going to do instead of actually getting the shit done?