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May Day May Day

MAY 2009 - I wanted to add this post-script to the month and write a list of the things I achieved in May 2009

I attended Songwriter's Guild of America training in May with a brilliant melodic and song structure trainer - writer Martin Briley - hit song writer of 'Salt in my Tears' ... he's great so if you get a chance go along to one of his training sessions.

I helped a Folk- pop artist called Bertolf and his Dutch video crew make a video for his single ' Mr Light' release is due next week - I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Bertolf U tube Link

I went to the Songwriters Hall of Fame NYC seminars for 6 weeks meeting with publishers - high point was the great Marcy Drexler - wonderful woman with #1 knowledge of the business side of songwriting with a fine ear to boot and always an encouraging word for us new to song-business. The always happy Peter Bliss led us in the workshops and critique's - It was a great pleasure to meet with Ebatya, Jeff, the …

Francis De Sales on Multitasking

I have recently been very busy and doing too many things at one time (Multi-tasking) and I read a quote from Francis De Sales which struck me as apt:

“Accept the duties which come upon you quietly, and try to fulfill them methodically.”

So I went and found some more quotations from him also. The quotes taken together seem to me to be as being in the same mould as Desiderata – the famous exhortation written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920’s -

In being ourselves

Be who you are and be that well.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.

Work life and busyness

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. Accept the duties which come upon you quietly, and try to fulfill them methodically. True progress quietly and persistently moves along …