As I get older I am ruled more and more by to-do lists. Online I use an app called ToDoist, which is my primary to do list. I use the notes app to quickly track immediate to do’s (if there are lots of little things I need to get done in a day that I think of while waiting to do something else on my list. For example, if I have an appointment somewhere, I think of other things I could do in the area that would be useful, and it’s generally easier to put them on a quick list).
I also write down lists. I am doing that more and more, as I remember things better when I write them down. I didn’t figure that out until very late in my educational life, but at the end of my schooling I would meticulously take notes from assigned reading and re-write notes from class. Amazingly my grades started improving, and I was able to remember facts that would previously had been vague. Writing is better than typing – now my penmanship has to improve (it’s still bad), as there are time that I still wonder what a particular scribble is. I should write it down.
Here’s my list of artists from today’s podcast. Listen as you think of what you want/need to accomplish and make to do lists, with Box of Frogs, the Dream Syndicate, Eleanor Friedberger, marcia Ball, Santigold, Mtume, James Brown, Magnetic Fields, Still Corners, Chris Isaak, Blood Orange, Sarah Nixey, and Fairport Convention.
This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.