Earth Shaking

Something has happened tonight. Something that hasn't happened in over twelve years.

As I write this, my email inbox is completely empty. I filed them all, and moved the tasks into my GTD system.

I feel dizzy.


Good Houston Music this weekend

There are two shows this weekend in Houston that I can highly recommend.

* Friday: Little Brother Project with A>S>H>S at the Meridian.

LBP is a great jam band, very danceable and groovy. You may remember Marc (the awesome lead guitar player) from his 9-month stint as Drop Trio's bassist. They're celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Coy, their bassist, having a heart transplant. A FREAKING HEART TRANSPLANT! So go show them some love.

Little Brother Project, ASHS, The Flavor Conductors
Fri. Jan. 27 @ The Meridian – 1503 Chartres
Doors: 7:00 PM; Cover: $8

BTW, A>S>H>S is great too - I played on their new album, and they put on a hell of a show (pounding bass & drums with subtle & beautiful songwriting).

* Saturday: Orange Is In CD Release at Rudyards (with Arthur Yoria & Sky Blue 72).

Orange Is In = great songwriting. I played on the CD that's being released, and I can tell you that it rules.

Orange Is In - CD Release Party w/ Arthur Yoria & Sky Blue 72
Sat. January 28 @ Rudyard’s – 2010 Waugh Drive - 10pm

Arthur Yoria's great (I play piano on his new EP, which incidentally just hit #10 on some chart or something) and Sky Blue 72 is ubiquitously excellent.


Houston for days on end ...

Seems like this is the month of Houston travel for me. Been here for 4 days this month already, and I've another 5 ahead of me. At least I'm getting really good at the drive.

Tomorrow I'm presenting one of my new applications to the national presidents' conference. Maybe I should show up wearing this.


Fire! Fire!

OK ... so, I told myself I was on an instrument-buying freeze. But ... I think I might need to make an exception for this thing.

Thanks to Amber for the tip ... by the way, Amber, did you read this great blond joke?


My New Filing Technique

... is totally unstoppable.

On a tip from David Allen, I've instituted a new filing system. I know that may not sound like the most exciting thing, but it really makes a difference when you find yourself constantly overwhelmed with random paper, which we are. Here the the highlights:

Tip 1: Use a labeler. $30 at office max gets you a neat little Brother PT 65 and it works like a charm. Having nice looking labels on your files makes them feel more official, and it also takes away the hesitation to create new folders (cuz you get to use your nifty labeler).

Tip 2: Use straight alphabetical order, with no categories or hanging dividers. It may seem like a good idea to create categories, and then files within those categories, but it really just makes things more complicated, because when you can't find something, it multiplies the number of places where it might be.

BTW, I finally realized why they make manilla file folders with three tabs, as opposed to four or two. It's so that when you need to insert a new file, you can always be guaranteed that the tab is not in the same position as the one in front of it or in back of it.

ZZZZZzzzz..... You may now resume your regularly scheduled interesting day.