Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I'm writing today because I can't seem to focus on anything else. Maybe I won't be able focus on this either. I'm having more trouble than usual organizing my thoughts this week. I have so many things running through my head, that I can't seem to make sense of it. This weekend has the potential to be the best ever at the Chesterfield. We are located at the east end of a big bike rally. They are anticipating 15 to 20 thousand people this weekend! WOW! I want to make sure that we've done everything to take advantage of this huge opportunity. The whole thing makes me a bit crazy.

On top of all of this, I'm trying to boost my graphics business also. I no more than begin something related to a graphics client and something pops into my head about the club. So...I start to deal with that and something else with another graphics deal races through my head. I just can't seem to line things up. I've been kicking around some methods for dealing with this, I just haven't come up with a good solution yet.

For years, I thought I was good at time management. Now, I'm beginning to think that I just didn't have that much to manage. I don't know. Maybe as I've gotten older, I'm losing some of my skills. I might be asking too much of my little brain. The thoughts bounce around more than ever. Oh, well! I'm sure everything will be cool, it always is in the end. That's why I keep trying to let go... a little more anyway.

Obviously doing nothing except thinking about managing my time is getting me nowhere. I guess I'll go to the bar and do something, other than drinking.

Friday, June 09, 2006

I'm back! I wish I could randomly record my thoughts during the course of a day as opposed to stopping and banging away on this keyboard to enter my blog. I don't make time to blog as often as I'd like to, so some of the best junk floating through my head gets lost. I often wonder if anyone else sees my blog. Maybe, I could just as well write these thoughts on a sheet of paper, fold it into a paper airplane and set it free from a hilltop. Just as many people might enjoy it. For some reason I feel like things are moving in a good direction lately. On the surface it doesn't look that way, but I have a good feeling about things. The eternal optimist in me is showing up. COOL! The last two Thursdays at the Chesterfield have been killer shows, and the crowds have been decent. After some really poor turnouts on Thursdays, the last two have given me hope.

Anyone who has read my blog knows about my desire to create a real music scene in this cultural desert called Siouxland. We might be gaining some followers on this journey. It makes me smile to see all of the new faces each week at the Chesterfield. At the risk of sounding fake, it means alot to me when people spend a night at the club and leave with a big smile on their face. To hear them say..."I've never seen anything like that before, they were awesome"... is so cool. I feel like we have enlightened a person and brought a ray of light into their life. That's what live music has done for me for over 30 years. What a great thing, to share something you love with a group of strangers. WOW, I've never thought of this thing I do like this before. It gives me a different perspective on everything. WOW!

This is the coolest thing about writing a blog, it makes me put my thoughts down and helps me see things in a different light. If I do this everyday, I might get to know myself better.