funkybuns




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  1. 1. meditate every day
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    760 people
  2. 2. exercise daily
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    2,323 people
  3. 3. learn to play jazz bass
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    3 people
  4. 4. get my music studio up and running again
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  5. 5. learn jazz guitar
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    20 people
  6. 6. get fit
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    3,658 people
  7. 7. learn to sing
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    2,900 people
  8. 8. figure out what to do with my life
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  9. 9. eat healthily
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  10. 10. Get 8 hours sleep a night
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  11. 11. learn tai chi
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  12. 12. have a daily routine of meditation, sports, music and writing
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    3 people
  13. 13. build a greenhouse
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    122 people
  14. 14. see the northern lights
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  15. 15. Be Focused And Determined And Make Things Happen
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  16. 16. learn yoga
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  17. 17. obtain & maintain a Body Mass Index (BMI) within the range of 20-25, which experts generally consider to be healthy.
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    102 people
  18. 18. Be happy and make others happy too
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  19. 19. learn boogie woogie piano
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    5 people
  20. 20. ride in a hot air balloon
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    2,741 people
  21. 21. learn to read music
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    739 people
  22. 22. learn carpentry
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  23. 23. have a "date night" at least twice a month
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    15 people
  24. 24. Build an acoustic guitar
    22 people
  25. 25. design and build a fretless bass guitar
    1 person
  26. 26. watch the sunrise with someone I love
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  27. 27. practice mindfulness
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  28. 28. practice guitar every day
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  29. 29. do the flickr 365 days project
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  30. 30. Build a Ukulele
    5 people
Recent entries
launch a serious music project (read all 2 entries…)
Done!

Well, I’m marking this as done. The african music project was just a pipe dream, unfortunately. I have however launched a gypsy jazz outfit, as a founder member. We are Django’s Tiger. You can find us here:
http://djangostiger.wordpress.com/



play in a jazz band (read all 2 entries…)
Success

Well, I’m marking this one done. I’ve been attending gigs with a gypsy jazz band Parisian Swing for a few months now, and sight-reading new material from chord charts. And I’m launching a gypsy jazz band of my very own, Django’s Tiger. Very happy about this. A great deal of hard work under the bridge, but extremely rewarding, musically.



learn jazz guitar (read all 7 entries…)
It's working...

Excellent news. Contacted a violinist who plays gypsy jazz through an ad. Found that I could stay with her on about 10 numbers, some playing from memory, some reading by sight(!) She is keen to form a band. I then arranged a session with her and my teacher, in which we played some of the standards pretty well. Arrangements will need work, and it is strictly rhythm for me, but when we hit the groove, it was nice & tight. Next up I introduced her to my friends who do this music semi-professionally. We had a really excellent session – no problems with arrangements, as these guys really know their stuff. It worked really well, and I only sat out on one number. Feels like I am nearly ready to graduate to playing live. Yippee!



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