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Coldplay's Latest

Coldplay is one of the few bands out there that continually blows me away.  They have a new album coming out in May and they released the first single.  It's called "Magic" and if you ask me, I'd say it IS magic.

It's so simple and less anthemic than typical Coldplay songs.  And it's awesome.  God bless these boys.  Take a listen for yourself:

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The Art of Doing

I was talking with a friend tonight.  She's one of the most talented writers I know.  Puts me to shame.  Except for on execution.  Although lately that's debatable.

I believe in inspiration and striking when the iron is hot.  But how does the iron get hot?  Waiting? No.  Not by waiting.  By doing.  I write every day.  I may not always write here, but I always start or edit a song and I keep a journal in which I rarely miss a day.  By no means am I a perfect writer, but I like to think that I increase my chances each time I put pen to paper.  Or fingers to a keyboard.

I'm an advocate of doing.  Always.  Like Seth Godin says, always be shipping.  These posts are me shipping.  Are they perfect?  No.  Are they done?  That's debatable too.  But they get shipped.  Same with songs.  I played a song that was less than three hours old a couple of weeks ago.  Risky?  You betcha.  Worth it?  Absolutely.

Joni Mitchell (Kind Of / To Be Continued)

How does one talk about Joni Mitchell?  You don't.  As much as I want to because today was a great day for listening to Joni Mitchell due to the snowiness, but I can't capture her in prose.  I'm not that great of a writer to do her and her music justice.  Maybe I can sing about her though.  I'll work on that.

Oh, but I promised a friend I'd finish his song today.  So I'm gonna go do that first.

Cheers!