Looking back the last year has been pretty hectic.

Recorded an album with my band, went down some new music rabbit-holes, had the company I work for get acquired, got serious with weight lifting, and didn't write jack here about any of it.

Two sides of the same coin

Words have been hard to come by, both here and trying to get some songs done. Going to kick this up again to get some ideas out there and work my brain out.

In the meanwhile, here's some stuff I've been into thats interesting and is worth a shout out.

Podcasts

Sodajerker on Songwriting
Great chats with legendary musicians, producers, and songwriters that focuses on the songs and stories that went into their creation. Very candid, lots of cool backstories but it seems to focus mostly on very famous pop songs and doesn't go into the low-level details of the writing process.

The Rabbit Hole: An Inside Look into Software Development
New and only a few episodes so far, but each one has been pretty cool. Focus is on software development with tips and tricks from the engineers over at Stride consulting. They focus on agile consulting and present their ideas along with some insightful first-hand experience that comes with the gun for hire job.

Books

The Managers Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
Currently reading.

The Pheonix Project
Amazing. I want to write a post later this year on it, its been the most influential piece of literature I have picked up in a while.

That's all for now. Hoping to keep a weekly cadence on posts!

Cheers