. . . . Oreo and Buttercup had tea this Sunday morning. I only wish I made them some biscuits too.
Today, I wanted to share a little bit of what I've been getting into lately. First of all, I've been doing an insane amount of reading.
This particular book by Herman Melville has been summoning me to read it for many years now, and I have finally answered it's call.
So far, I've met Ishmael and am looking forward to becoming acquainted with this whale everyone keeps talking about. This book is a world-reknowned classic and one of several which I hope to tackle in the next year or so.
Up next, I heard this song blaring from a DJ's amp recently and loved it. Not knowing who it was, I did a quick search online to find out. and lo and behold, it is none other than R&B superstar Usher. I've liked some of his songs over the years, but this one just keeps playing over and over in my head. (Ohhhhhhh-ohhhhh!!) It's just fun and catchy.
Here is the official video for one of Usher's latest singles from his new album Raymond Versus Raymond . . .
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I've mentioned before that I maintain a small collection of children's books. I found a new one on sale at a drug store of all places. It's absolutely charming and the illustrations are sweet and adorable. Thank You For Being My Friend by Peter Bently . . .
It tells the story of a toy horse named Cleo and a fluffy yellow duck named Daphne. I really love the illustrations by Gill Mclean
Well, that's all folks. This is a busy week. I'll be performing at the Limelight in downtown Nashville this Thursday, November 18.
Tickets are online available HERE.
There will also be a new regular feature here on WPR starting this week called Piano Friday in which I showcase a cool-looking piano to geek out on. Wooohooo.
Oh, another lovely Sunday. I'm sitting here in my pj's trying hard to wake up since I've finally gotten a little over 8 hours of sleep. I'm craving a warm cup of comforting coffee. I should go back to bed.
I can't believe it's July already. This year is progressing very quickly. Before too long, I'll be out heavily promoting my new album and juggling five million different things. Life is calm right now, and I'm going to enjoy this as much as possible.
I've been doing a good bit of reading lately. Currently I've been immersed in this book that a friend of mine mailed to me. It's called "The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe" by Glenn Clark, and it is fascinating. Here is the cover:
This 60-page book chronicles the life and accomplishments of a man named Walter Russell. He was an incredibly prolific musician, artist, philosopher, architect, scientist, and visionary. This book provides insight into the life of a man who fully evolved into the fullest height of his own powers.
I am in awe of this man and of what he has done in his life. He used the gifts he was given and used them well. I'll be writing more about him later.
The Internal Scorecard
I think there's a tremendous amount of misconceptions regarding achievement, productivity, creativity, ambition, work, work rate, work ethic, and so on.
So I'm thinking of publishing some analysis weekly with examples of what happened in the week, successes and failures, noteworthy events, what I'm reading and listening to, and so on. If it goes well, I can give you a picture of a workweek for me, intermix tactics and techniques, and give you practical guidance about what's working well and what isn't.