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wow i was nudged.

so yeah, it's been forever since i've updated here, so i actually got nudged by belenen to update on here.

Part of the reason that i abandoned this is because my life has gotten incredibly hectic and energy draining.  Not in bad ways, i'm doing what i love and i live in a great city and i have great friends.  But the amount of work i do these days has been so exhausting that independent projects have fallen to the wayside - I still run a big contemporary music festival, but my own music projects have started to fall to the wayside and blogging has fallen even further.

It's not that i don't have the time to do these things, it's more that those things require a degree of energy that when i get home from work i don't want to put in anymore.  This is usually something that ebbs and flows - after particularly busy times i'll sometimes go into hibernation mode and do nothing really productive instead focusing on zoning out on video games or telly.  Then i pick it back up again after getting my rest.  These days, rest has been longer than normal, and i've developed some bad habits relating to how productive i opt to use my free time.

Part of the new year is to try to fix that, make sure that i can stay on top of all of my projects, particularly in this next week.  But one of the things that will still end up being a low priority is this particular blog in favor of shifting more of my blogging and social networking to my fb and g+ profile and the blog that i maintain at mendellee.com.  Livejournal was a very important part of my life for a long time and i've gained some important lifelong friendships as a result of it, but i think that i have to finally come to terms with the fact that it's something i have to legacy except to pop my head in every now and again.

In an effort to jumpstart my creative process in new ways in the new year, i'm doing some initial planning of a vlog series that's yet unnamed that involves my good friend and former student Kyle.  The idea is to take Yahtzee Crowshaw's "Let's Drown Out" youtube series and do my own spin on it.  Once that happens, i may post those here for greater exposure for those that are still here because otherwise i can't imagine that it will end up being very popular - i just want to do it because i need a different outlet.

Otherwise, if you want to follow my exploits and ramblings, feel free to friend me on facebook, circle me on g+, follow me on twitter, go to my blog at mendellee.com or nienteforte.com, or visit new orleans.

and feel free to poke me on here if you so wish; i may not post right away, but i'll definitely tag it and post if prompted.  until then, it's time to get to work.

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belenen
Jan. 5th, 2016 09:56 pm (UTC)
Okay, thanks for letting me know! I would love to add you on fb, just let me know how to find you!
lifeofmendel
Jan. 6th, 2016 05:33 am (UTC)
search for mendel lee who works at tulane and lives in new orleans. i'm there. :)
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