The 2018 Manifesto

Ladies and gents, it’s time for a change. I’m putting it out there in public so you can hold me accountable. I present to you a declaration of intentions for the year 2018.

In 2018 I’ll be starting 2 to 3 bands and booking them myself. I’ve had the pleasure of playing in lots of really cool groups and helping some fantastic musicians realize their own intentions but I’m ready to start pursuing my own. It’s been my dream since college to be creatively directing my own ensembles and I haven’t been pushing hard enough on that. We’ll be changing that this year.

In 2018 I’ll do much more documenting. I already started making big improvements on this in December but it’s going to get even better. There’ll be more vlogs, more blog posts, and more media. I want my students to be able to see the path I’m taking and the work I’m doing so they can learn from my successes and mistakes. It’s also a better way to reach you. If you’re reading this it’s because you care to some degree what I’m doing and I want to serve you better as well!

In 2018 I’ll be way better at the drums. I’m good at the drums, but nowhere near good enough. There’s a ton of work to be done and with a studio that I can practice in, there’s no reason for me not to be much better at the end of 2018. This has always been a goal and I feel comfortable saying I’ve met it every year. But there’s still much to learn, I mean, I can’t play like Nate Smith yet. So I need to practice!

Well there you have it folks, I’ll finish 2018 with an honest look back at this document and we’ll see if I meant what I said.

Hold me accountable and wish me luck!