The Prodigal Altar Boy

Thursday, December 15, 2011

T-16 Days to Go - Risk Aversion

2011 – Last 100 Days
Prodigal Altar Boy Countdown
T-16 Days to Go
15 December 2011

Goal:  1 hour per day working on the film
Watched Karen Everett Story Doctor Kit Module  “Narration and Exposition”
Holding a Rough Cut screening
Common Feedback
Total time:  1 hour

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
Warm up on the Fender Roland-Ready Strat
Pat Metheny etudes exercise #1 bars 1-4 25X
“It’s Your Thing” – The Isley Brothers
“Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing” – James Brown (Living Colour version)
Total time:  30 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day
Active rest

Goal:  15 minutes per day working on the score for the movie
“Dies Irae” – 25X run-throughs of the entire piece on the Roland Ready Strat
Focus work on dyads and octave runs.
“Granby Street” Roland-ready Strat - focus:  Lyric work, vocals
Total Time: 30 minutes

Notes:  Sixteen days and counting.

Lessons Learned

Risk aversion I am working on becoming less risk averse.  Playing it safe is the equivalent to what the servant in Matthew 25(14-30), who received on talent, did.  The master gave one servant five talents, which he doubled.  He gave the second servant two talents, which he worked hard to produce two more.  The third servant buried his talent in the ground.  Upon the master’s return, he rewarded the first two servants for their business acumen, and punished the third for not taking the risk to make more money.  Playing it safe, burying your gifts dishonors the One gave them to you in the first place.  He didn’t give you those gifts to be hidden away, like some cheap trinket you got at the office Christmas party, He gave you those gifts to shine for all to see.  “…This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine…”