I recently read the book So Good That They Can’t Ignore You. In it the author touches on a concept called deliberate practice, which is a learning method used to become really good at a skill or discipline.
I first heard about deliberate practice in the book Talent is Overrated a few years ago. I’ve always been interested in this concept as I have several skills in my life that I’m constantly looking to improve. In this post I talk about what I think are some approaches to good, result-wielding practice, using one of my favourite hobbies, jazz bass, as an example. My hope is that you can use these tips and apply them in the skill that you are looking to level up.
Last night I went to a neat event where you swap mixtapes with people. I decided to make a mixtape called MOUTHFEELS (a term coined by my good bud Kevin). MOUTHFEELS is a collection of songs about food, eating, and other mouth feels.
In this post I wanted to share a cool musician from Japan called Omodaka. Omodaka collaborates with other musicians to combine Japanese folk music with chiptune to create a really unique sound. What strikes me about Omodaka’s music is the nostalgic feeling that it evokes. The female vocalist, Akiko Kanazawa, sings in an enka-style voice that reminds me of some of the old Japanese mukashi banashi (folklore) anime that I’d watch as a kid. The 8-bit sound remind me of the absurd amount of Gameboy and NES that I used to play with my brother, and that further adds to the nostalgia.