I feel like there’s so much to do with not enough time to do it in. We have to finish the tracking of the CD, mix the CD, master the CD, get music video done, create artwork for CD, name all of the tracks for the CD, create marketing plan for selling said merch, create awesome ASTA lecture, play shows, create other C&C merch (i.e. shirts, ect.), eat turkey, celebrate the birth of Christ, one of the band members will give birth to a son (just FYI it’s not Derek), and then continue our prosperous careers as humans.
There is a pressure on all of our backs. The good news is I love pressure. This is where I thrive. Back in my college years skipping class until the final was the norm. If I could have a career in procrastination, I would have had been the highest paid procrastinator in the country, maybe even the world. The reason I would be great at this fictitious occupation is that when I feel that the pressure is getting to that bursting point my brain switches over from procrastinator to producer of whatever I’ve procrastinated in. Most people who procrastinate cut corners and get only half of the things they needed to accomplish. I, on the other hand, worked until I knew I was getting an A for awesome. Nothing else matters until I finish the goal line with resounding success. Now over the years I’ve worked hard on my bad procrastinating habits with limited success. I’ve tried to train my body to sense the pressure building and react to a much lower PSI than my college days. We have had a good start to everything with Clocks and Clouds, but am feeling that things must continue to progress towards the conclusion of our phase 1 of Clocks and Clouds epic unveiling. The pressure is growing and starting to feel the sense of urgency to start checking things off our list.
You may ask yourselves, “What’s the point?” Why tell people about the pressure to finish things related to this band. The point is that you realize that we are moving forward, we are working hard, and soon we will have great things to show people. We hope you stick with us and continue to see how things progress. We also hope that when you receive our CD you share to your friends, family, and even your worst nemesis about Clocks and Clouds. More to come, we promise, unless my head bursts by the pressure of beforementioned checklist. If that’s the case my wife will then be in charge of writing the blog posts.