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Loving Your Work, a suggestion for how to deal with the bad feelings we have about our projects.

New Open Metalcast Episode is uploading as we speak.

Well, as I type.

Hey Mastodon, here is a quote that I needed and maybe you did too:

"WRITE IT BADLY. Write it badly, write it badly, write it badly, write it badly. Stop what you’re doing, open a Word document, put a pencil on some paper, just get the idea out of your head. Let it be good later. Write it down now. Otherwise it will die in there."

— Brandon Sanderson on overcoming writer’s block to create a first draft as a professional author

#writersofmastodon #writing

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(Apparently my toot on regret crashes Tootdon. Interesting.)

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Day 10: A song that makes you sad:

Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye)
from Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light by Woods of Ypres

This whole album is a gut-punch, (especially since the lead singer / founder of the band passed away soon after it was recorded) but this track especially.

Day 11: A song that you never tire of:

Cynic: How Could I? from Focus

This was a tough one to pick because there's a lot of songs that I don't listen to for a while but am thrilled to hear them again.

But this one was where my mind went so we'll go with it.

I am helping run the Creative Commons !Music Awards. If you want to see musicians from the following regions and genres, please send me your suggestions! !burma !finland !blackmetal !uppsala !piano !minimalism !espana !retrowave !jpop !glitch !jazz !bible !Christian !deathmetal !id !colombia !peru !finlandia
What groups are trying to bring the world together? I don't have the language skills to go through & let everybody know about the Creative Commons Music Awards, but I could certainly contact the English-speaking countries.

I'd like to get this done by April 30, but the sooner the better as the nominee deadline is April 30. I really don't want the awards to be English-centric, but so far everyone involved is white. We do have prominent female participation, but despite the fact my wife is of Asian descent my music network is almost entirely white. Despite many efforts I haven't been able to get many #Asians or #Africans on #MusicManumit. We've stopped doing Music Manumit at a time that works for Africans, Europeans, or those in the #MiddleEast, so the #CCMA is my way to try to bring people together.

Part of the problem is we are trying to stay away from blocSonic musicians so they can be nominated and not have conflicts being judges.

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more