Talk about procrastination, 50 years! That's right, 50 years after I initially wanted to learn how to play the piano I'm finally giving it a shot. Now I'm not using the usual method to learn, I'm trying Scott Houston's "play piano in a flash" technique. Well it'd really not what you would really call a flash, but in piano years(similar to dog years) it is.
Since I was 6 years old I wanted to play the piano, the reasons I didn't take the first lesson are numerous. Despite my dad listening to Floyd Cramer and numerous pianist for gospel groups, playing piano still had a stigma as sissy or something girls do. That perception has a major impact on a 6 year old boy living in the South 50 years ago. To my utter regret it affected me. Since then it's been a matter of desire meeting opportunity. At this time, they've come together.
Now I have no expectation of what I will be able to play, but then my desire isn't to perform at Carnegie Hall. No, all I'm looking to do is play a few tunes that I enjoy and ones I can sing to in the privacy of home, sans shower.
I don't expect to be playing like kossack jhobbs.
Nor do I expect to play as well as our fearless leader, Markos. As I stated earlier, this is for me, for fun.
So what have you put off? What do you want to do that you haven't done? Don't you think it's time?
On with the games!!
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1) If you comment you have to recommend all comments. (in order to receive mojo you have to give mojo. It's only good mojo manners.)
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8) TexDem (that's me) is not bound by the guidelines. Heh
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A. At least 300 different commenters and 1000 comments by 1:30 PM EST and 1500 by 5:00 PM EST Friday Night that it's posted.
B. 100 recommends for each comment, at least.
C. Stay on Recommend List at least five hours (this requires some strategic planning by you guys, refer to guideline #3)
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E. And always, fun fun fun.
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H. Overload the servers with recommends, not to mention dominate Top Comments Mojo list. (we do tend to mess with the site with all of our recommends at one time)(also, to dominate the Top Comments Top Mojo we need at least 50 comments with over 200 recommends, see guideline B)
I. That's enough for now. (Have a suggestion? Post it.)
MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.
For those of you new to MF (Mojo Friday) we have our own lingo about a few things. Thank's to MF'er Jez (the link will explain) go to this diary for a little more fun and explanation. Official Mojo Friday Snecktionary.