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Old 02-04-2015, 09:48 PM   #571 (permalink)
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Think I'm done with journaling for a while. Maybe I'll do it again, but I don't feel my writing is all that strong yet, and I don't want to be repeating myself a lot in band choices.
Hey man, I repeat myself constantly in my journal with album choices for different reasons. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:10 AM   #572 (permalink)
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If you want to continue (and nobody's forcing you of course) then why not try something totally different? Everyone reviews albums; why not take a different tack? What else are you interested in? Sharks? Motor racing? Space? Football? You can literally write about anything, and yeah, constantly reviewing albums does get a little boring.

Or you could do "worst albums I ever heard" or something like that. Anyway, it's up to you. No point doing it if you're not enjoying it.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:08 PM   #573 (permalink)
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Think I'm done with journaling for a while. Maybe I'll do it again, but I don't feel my writing is all that strong yet, and I don't want to be repeating myself a lot in band choices.
My interest in journal writing comes and goes. Sometimes I guess it's writer's block. I'm sure no one thinks that I have writers block, if anything it's just that it has not been recently updated. My guess is the people who read your journal wouldn't even notice the band choices you are worrying about, it just appears as what it should be when they read it. It could be you are putting more pressure on yourself thinking about how it should be to you. The best thing is not to worry, not to worry what people think you should do, not worry to put your journal aside for a time, not worry about repeating yourself etc.

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If you want to continue (and nobody's forcing you of course) then why not try something totally different? Everyone reviews albums; why not take a different tack? What else are you interested in? Sharks? Motor racing? Space? Football? You can literally write about anything, and yeah, constantly reviewing albums does get a little boring.

Or you could do "worst albums I ever heard" or something like that. Anyway, it's up to you. No point doing it if you're not enjoying it.
I thought with my first journal I wouldn't do albums, but to tell you the truth I felt like it wasn't enough information. I thought if I mentioned one song it would pique the curiosity of the reader(s) and they would probably want to know more about the band & at least more about the album the song appears on, whether that is worth a listening. I guess (at least with music) there is a progression of what to cover in a journal: song, albums, discographies, & then a journal dedicate to one genre. I guess you have to find where your interest lie.
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If you want to continue (and nobody's forcing you of course) then why not try something totally different? Everyone reviews albums; why not take a different tack? What else are you interested in? Sharks? Motor racing? Space? Football? You can literally write about anything, and yeah, constantly reviewing albums does get a little boring.

Or you could do "worst albums I ever heard" or something like that. Anyway, it's up to you. No point doing it if you're not enjoying it.
Of you could always write about comic books. Oh wait, I'm already doing that. Starting a comic book journal after I already have would be kind of unoriginal.
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Of you could always write about comic books. Oh wait, I'm already doing that. Starting a comic book journal after I already have would be kind of unoriginal.
You're just never going to let that go are you?
Perhaps I should dust off the TARDIS and pop back in time to open my journal first. What'll you do then huh smart guy?
Anyway my next journal is going to be based on this great book I'm reading. It's called hi-fidel ... oh, wait...
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Hey man, I repeat myself constantly in my journal with album choices for different reasons. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion.
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If you want to continue (and nobody's forcing you of course) then why not try something totally different? Everyone reviews albums; why not take a different tack? What else are you interested in? Sharks? Motor racing? Space? Football? You can literally write about anything, and yeah, constantly reviewing albums does get a little boring.

Or you could do "worst albums I ever heard" or something like that. Anyway, it's up to you. No point doing it if you're not enjoying it.
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My interest in journal writing comes and goes. Sometimes I guess it's writer's block. I'm sure no one thinks that I have writers block, if anything it's just that it has not been recently updated. My guess is the people who read your journal wouldn't even notice the band choices you are worrying about, it just appears as what it should be when they read it. It could be you are putting more pressure on yourself thinking about how it should be to you. The best thing is not to worry, not to worry what people think you should do, not worry to put your journal aside for a time, not worry about repeating yourself etc.



I thought with my first journal I wouldn't do albums, but to tell you the truth I felt like it wasn't enough information. I thought if I mentioned one song it would pique the curiosity of the reader(s) and they would probably want to know more about the band & at least more about the album the song appears on, whether that is worth a listening. I guess (at least with music) there is a progression of what to cover in a journal: song, albums, discographies, & then a journal dedicate to one genre. I guess you have to find where your interest lie.
Thanks for the advice guys I'm just feeling like I haven't been coming on here enough lately to keep a daily journal so I might start it up again later or start something else new, but not for a good while.
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Thanks for the advice guys I'm just feeling like I haven't been coming on here enough lately to keep a daily journal so I might start it up again later or start something else new, but not for a good while.
I've learned that having a journal that's just there for you when you need to write something is better than focusing on a day to day basis sort of thing. It's a lot less stressful. I tried updating mine day to day but I got mentally drained pretty quickly. Doing it on a whenever I feel like basis is way easier.
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I've learned that having a journal that's just there for you when you need to write something is better than focusing on a day to day basis sort of thing. It's a lot less stressful. I tried updating mine day to day but I got mentally drained pretty quickly. Doing it on a whenever I feel like basis is way easier.
The "writing whenever I damn please"-mentality is the one I support. So much less stressful.
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Default The Music Banter Members Journals Update Thread: Week ending February 8 2015

Things are still a little slow down Journaltown way, but we're getting there. Again I use the excuse of writing Star Trek Month, but I am. Honestly! Right now, guys from MIT are sending me reasons why Captain Picard is better than Captain Kirk. Hah! They're out of their minds!

But enough Simpsons references. Let's see just who is updating this week.

Briks is looking into The Misfits in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...seur-cave.html

and The Whitefield Brothers, Techno Animal, Nas and Aesop Rock are all part of http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...63-2013-a.html

Ki is still wittering on about how great he thinks The endless river is. Not in a million years man, not in a million years. Read what he has to say in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...nal-music.html, and while you're there, check out his features on videogame music, to say nothing of Alesana and Linkin Park.

Mondo is continuing his look through the music of John Zorn and in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...istortion.html he's taking a butcher's at Elegy

there's chapters four and five of Oriphiel's ongoing music/story of disco in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...rgy-story.html

while Pet_Sounds is trying some “Polar Opposites” onhttp://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...crap-heap.html with The Smiths vs Jimmy Buffett.

Now, should I say the original and best? Well I think Sidewinder was doing this before Goofle so that only seems a fair description. In http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ar-1965-a.html there's music from Marmoset, Juno, The Shins and yes, Aesop Rock again.

The Tom Waits discography continues in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...d-journal.html with Swordfishtrombones and Rain dogs, and we finally get to the winner in the Scrooge Showdown over at http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...-emporium.html, while http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ive-metal.html looks into Sgt Pepper and The piper at the gates of dawn. Now we're starting to move! Also slowly ticking along --- hey! I have Star Trek Month to write, you know! Yeah, we know: you said. You keep saying... And Metal Month III is coming up in a mere, um, eight months --- we have The Beta Band as another of the albums in which http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...e-you-die.html

There's, ahem, Trouble as into the top twenty we go in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...y-history.html

and William the Bloody is back http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ta-coffin.html to finish us off this week with music from WASP and Circle Jerks.

Although this week is not what I'd call the busiest we've ever been in Journaltown --- myself included --- there is one guy who has been working like a Trojan (what does that mean, exactly? That he's being duped by Greeks with a bloody great wooden horse? Never understood that phrase. But I digress...) and deserves the award for

And after coming back from his short break, no doubt eager to retain his title of “Most worked-upon journal”, Ki takes this easily with all the entries he's put in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...nal-music.html this week. Show 'em how it's done Ki!

I would never have thought I'd feature him but there's just no way I can't award Norg this week's

for this gem. Not only does he reply to a journal that must have been buried on about page six, hasn't been updated since 2011 and in all likelihood whose author has departed so will never read, never mind answer his pearl of wisdom, he writes it the classic Norg way that makes it virtually impossible to know what in the hell he is saying, if indeed he is saying anything.
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(Oh, and I'm leaving the YouTube there, as it would appear that Norg, after six years here still doesn't know how to embed a YouTube!)


It's entirely appropriate that this should feature William the Bloody as his journal http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ta-coffin.html has not been updated since last June, leaving him again with the interesting situation of having his last entry 6-24-14 and his current one 2-6-15! Anyway, we all enjoyed your journal when it was going Spike, sorry I mean William, and hope this isn't just a brief visit, and that you'll get back to regular updating soon.

And so on to

as we continue our short jant (what? It's an Irish word: let's go for a jant in the car ... You people! Honestly! ) through Anteater's first ever journal here, with apologies to the eponymous insectivore, who seems embarrassed about his early work. Not sure why, because it's really good.

March dawned and Ant went looking at a psychedelic band called Algarnas Tradgad (sounds like something out of Norse mythology --- The heroes met at Algarnas Tradgard, where the god Baldur had once held a council...) --- an album name I'm not even going to try to spell, and then it was David “Fuze” Fiuczynski's Black Cherry Acid Lab followed by It'll all work out in Boomland by T2 and then Yes with Going for the one. Finishing up March then, Ant warned us all about mental damage that could result if we listened to Brainticket. I'm taking that to heart, but if you're braver than me (as about 99.5% of the planet is) then it could very well change you life.

An interesting thing about reviewing such an old journal is the people who comment in it who no longer post, or perhaps are no longer even around. Comus, Jacklovezhimself, TheCellarTapes, Sneer, tore, Terrible Lizard, Demonoid ... a lot of people there that guys'n'gals who are here longer than me will recognise, and perhaps miss.

Next week we'll be wrapping up this look at Ant's short journal. I've no idea who I'm doing after that so if you want your journal featured, shout. Criteria are:
1) Must have at least four pages (though preferably more), at least 80% of which must be your own writings. I need something to work with.
2) See (1) above.

That's it for another week. See you all next Sunday!
Till then,
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