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Fifty Shades of Impatience

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August 11, 2012 at 05:15

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Fifty Shades of Impatience

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Three people have visited my blog today and one left a comment!  I’m excited, considering that I’m neither a porn bot nor an A-lister nor somebody with a Tweep army.  Financial advisors say drop your money into an index fund and don’t, repeat, do not watch the market.  Why is that different from diet websites that say check your weight regularly every day?  Aren’t both about the adding or subtracting of stuff important to your life?  So here I am, Mr. New Entrepreneur w/an Idea that is very important to me.  And of course, I want to check the blog every two seconds.  I want to update my Twitter and Facebook a million times a day.  But, how to be more Zen about it?  How to find the middle ground between them?  Of course, they won’t come if I build it.  And though they may come if I market it, there’s no guarantee they’ll care about it, making the case for thinking each update I do of each site will force the universe to tick the visitor count upward.  Oooooh, vicious circle.

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August 11, 2012 at 05:14

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Gearing Up

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Updated my website today, finally, after about a year of garbage I’d been meaning to take out.  Got more work to do, but it’s better.  And visited a few Squarepusher blogs to register so I could post the Soundcloud interviews.  Wondering if I should do that whenever I get a new interview; that is, visiting the blogs that support that genre and let readers know there is another interview of mine waiting for them on Soundcloud.  I’ve got, possibly a few more interviews upcoming.  Maybe George Thorogood and George Winston.  I’m excited about both.  With Soundcloud, I think I might perodically record an update track for the folks following me.  And, decided to let followers on both Soundcloud and Twitter know what I’m thinking about regarding this blog and these interviews.  I’m thinking a little bigger today. 

“I’ve just launched a blog called “Vox Pop” that’ll talk about the interviews I got and the interviews I’m trying to get. I want to expand what I’m doing to talk to as many people as I can, and maybe even do some greater good in the process. Thanks a lot for following me as I start this work to hopefully, give you more of what you want. Text me or email me any time with any suggestions you have. Thanks.”

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August 10, 2012 at 02:06

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Squarepusher, Martin Zarzar and Rick Estrin & the Nightcats Interviews

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Squarepusher, Martin Zarzar and Rick Estrin & the Nightcats Interviews

The “Vox Pop” blog is launched.  I’ll give updates here about what I’m doing as I work on this endeavor to help the people be heard.  My intention is to talk to everybody, upload those conversations to Soundcloud, and not focus on one particular genre.  There are so many interesting people to talk to, and so many people just wanting to be heard.  In the meantime, I’ve been promoting the hell out of the Squarepusher, Martin Zarzar and Rick Estrin & the Nightcats interviews I’ve done over the last month.  I really enjoyed interviewing and producing those interviews, and I hope many more are coming.  Squarepusher’s newest record is “Ufabulum.”  Martin Zarzar, a collaborator with Pink Martini, has a new collection called “Two Dollars to Ride the Train.”  And Rick Estrin’s newest record is “One Wrong Turn.”  Listen to the interviews, listen to the music.

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August 9, 2012 at 05:34

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