Spencer Finnell

Designer & Developer

Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee? More like Tallanasty!

Boston, Massachusetts – Day 5

Boston, Massachusetts – Day 4

Boston, Massachusetts – Day 3

Boston, Massachusetts – Day 2

Boston, Massachusetts – Day 1

The Old-Time Kozmik Trio with Rushad Eggleston and The Deadly Gentlemen

Another amazing show. Incredible talent by everyone. Cellos, fiddles, guitars, bass, and percussion. It was like seeing my “Instrumental Folk” Pandora station come to life. A three hour show for less than $30; there’s no better deal.

When it comes to seeing live music I don’t have much experience. But I can very easily see why people become so hooked on it. While you can “see” an artist’s emotions and intention in a painting or sculpture the actual process is itself is usually not seen. There is something very captivating and visceral when all you see and experience is the process.

Refining My Daily Schedule (and Life)

My day to day routine has become very fragmented and scattered over the course of the past few months; and I don’t like it. I don’t necessarily dislike the lack of structure (starting a day with no set plan and a willingness to take whatever is thrown at you is incredibly appealing and liberating) but I do dislike knowing I’m not being as efficient with my time as I can be.

“Time is money” not in the sense that time costs money and you’re losing money by not doing something. But that time is equal to money in that it affords the ability to do and experience things (not that everything should cost money).

To help form better habits in the past I’ve used an app called Lift. The only reason I’ve not used it in the last few months is because the original aspects I set out to change in my life became so routine and natural that I no longer needed to check a list item each time I did it. I was able to add flossing, “inbox zero”, commiting code to GitHub, and a few others to my daily routine. While I don’t meet the goals every day they have become enough of my day to day life where I no longer need the reminder or motivation to add them to my schedule.
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Last Thursday, Portland, Oregon

Last Thursday is a community grown event, free to all artists and art vendors, musicians, performers & visitors.

Some very amazing art by some very talented people; as well as the exact opposite.

Later I met Patrick, Kelly, and Meagan (If I recall correctly, which I’m pretty sure I’m not). Patrick was from Brazil but traveling around the states, and Kelly was traveling as well (though originally from Bend, Oregon). Patrick said he’d gone to Palermo, Argentina recently which is exactly where I was looking to go. Very reassuring.

Portland, Oregon – Day 8

I’ve found each place I’ve been I usually have one night that I can really say stands out from the rest. The one that reminds me that the 10 hour airport days are worth it. Last night was definitely it.

“Roots on the Rails” featuring Butch Hancock, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, and Fred Eaglesmith

They told a much more “grown up” version of this joke as well as many others:

Three race horses were bragging about their race averages.

“I won 5 out of 20 races,” said the first horse.

“Oh yea! I won 15 out of my 30,” said the second.

“Hah! I won 50 out of 60,” said the third.

Hiding behind a hay bail, a greyhound was listening in on the conversation. He steps into view and says. “Well I won 99 out of 100 of my races.”

The third horse looks at the second horse and says

“WOW!!…. A talking dog!”

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