My Overcommitment Cycle

I’ve written about this type of thing before but I recently read the phrase “overcommitment cycle” the other day and it reminded me of a realisation I had about such cycles. Turns out, and I know this will not be a shock to anyone, I am very much a product of my parents upbringing and environment. I know, what a revelation! My Mum and Dad have many similiarities, one of which I have inherited/learned is the drive to be involved and contributing to things, be it projects, clubs, events and such like. I have mostly definitely inherited their ‘get things done’ mindset and added in my own level of focus and drive. What I realised the other day was that …

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Eagles of Death Metal

First time I’ve been in the ABC in Glasgow and as first impressions are, supposedly, important then I think my relationship with the venue is off to a flying start. Small without being dingy, large enough to hold a big crowd without feeling crammed in, it’s an ideal venue for all but the largest acts. I’ll skip over the support act as they were largely ANOTHER punk/rock type band (was supposed to be The Spores but they pulled out). All thin trousers, raspy guitars and more energy than craft. They were called “The Mothers of… ” something or other but their lead singer needs some elocution lessons. I want to say “.. Invention” but I seriously hope it wasn’t. Waiting …

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Repeat (AKA Looped)I laughed out loud at this when I read it. It seems that Vaughan and I, and others, share an affliction. I too just ‘click’ with a song or two and play them repeatedly. The funny bit is, well I’ll hand you over to Vaughan for that: “you are addicted to two songs on the same CD. And … you can’t help but listen to each song repeatedly. You don’t, however, program the tracks on to repeat play. Instead, you flick between them using fast-forward and rewind I strongly suggest you read the rest of what he has to say on this curious phenomenon (I’ve paraphrased it here, and probably strangled the life out of it…)

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