40 Musicians and Their New Year's Resolutions
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As we roll the calendar to 2012, most of us take time to reflect as another year has just come to a close. In the process, we come up with ways to improve ourselves, using Jan. 1 as the starting point for what we hope becomes change for the better. We spoke with 40 musical acts about their own New Year’s resolutions.
Good Old War
2012 New Year’s Resolution: To eat healthier food on the road. Whole Foods here we come!
2011 New Year’s Resolution: To quit smoking.
Did you live up to your 2011 resolution? No. I made it I think until January 3rd. It’s hard.
Cheyenne Marie Mize
2012 New Year’s Resolution: To find at least 5 new favorite (musical) artists, to write down my thoughts more often, to be a better bookkeeper, and to be as good to myself as possible in the crazy coming year!
2011 New Year’s Resolution: Probably something amazingly similar to this year’s.
Did you live up to your 2011 resolution? It’s like vitamins. I’m really good for a few days, weeks, or even a month or so…then it’s all just a faint memory of that time when I did really well with remembering to do this or that…
2012 New Year’s Resolution: This year we will defeat the so-called “zero-toothed monster”: sugar addiction. We have a problem, but to be honest with you, we can stop anytime. Now, or five minutes from now. Whenever. Next week, even. Most bands drink moonshine or smoke blunts made out of toilet paper tubes at practice, but we gorge ourselves on gummy bears/worms, Mike and Ikes (regular and tropical), cookies, donuts (traditional “jelly,” blueberry, Boston Cream)—whatever we can get our trembling hands on. Practice ends when we crash or run out of snacks, whichever comes first. It’s disgusting.
2011 New Year’s Resolution: We always give ourselves 10 or so resolutions to accomplish. That way, if we fail at 8 of them, we still feel good about the couple we did totally nail. One from last year was “Always have good snacks around the practice space.” Another was “misinterpret the word ‘good.’” Another was to memorize all the countries in the world, and their locations.
Did you live up to your 2011 resolution? We absolutely lived up to the snacks resolution. As for the countries, we made it 193/245ths of the way there. And in 2012 we’re touring through all the sovereign states not recognized by the UN.
Alex Brown Church
2012 New Year’s Resolution: To not worry so much and just stop and smell the roses. I tend to get all bent out of shape about the unknown. It’s helpful when getting down to the nitty-gritty details of making music, but can also throw up a lot a lot of unneeded roadblocks. My other resolution is to ease up on the clichés.
2011 New Year’s Resolution: Uh, can’t remember. That’s probably not a good sign.
Did you live up to your 2011 resolution? Whatever it was, it must not have lasted very long. Just added another resolution for this year: Remember my other resolutions.
2012 New Year’s Resolution: Go easier on the drinks and call my mom more often
2011 New Year’s Resolution: Go easier on the drinks and call my mom more often
Did you live up to your 2011 resolution? Well