I haven’t been writing my autobiography for this past month because not a lot has been going on. One day however I decided to take a look at some of the electronic music I made back in 2005 & 2006 & said why not upload it to Soundcloud. If you are curious as to what it sounds like follow the link. https://soundcloud.com/jeff-godin-350484241

Work wise I have been more or less sitting idle. The Allied Arts Council is doing some renovations & I’ve been helping them out here & there. I need to find another part time job. I am a cook at The Exhibition Park & there aren’t as many shifts as there was last year. The EX needs to expand so they can accommodate bigger shows

I was curious about my stats & where some of my traffic was coming from & it’s all over the board. A lot of sites the however have shut down. What lies down the road is unknown but I moving along ever so slowly.

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B-manThis photo was the one I used for a poster for the now defunct “The Jester’s Court”, It had a very short life. Only 3 shows. I had hip hop artists, poets, prose writers & I Skyped in 2 poets from Calgary for 2 different shows. The interview I had for the L.A. Beat killed it. It didn’t go the way it should have but oh well. Maybe some time in the future I will revive it. I had a lot of fun doing it & learned a lot of things.

Right now I am racing the clock to finish my auto-biography. My meagre savings will only take me so far & my current part time job as a short order cook is not happening as much as it should be. I am looking for part time work. It would be nice if I had a sugar momma or daddy to pay my rent but I don’t & doubt I ever will. I bought some lotto tickets today & if I won that would be nice but so far the most I’ve ever won from the lotto is $20. Actually I take that back one time on Sport Select I got around $80. More than likely I will end up with a free play or the usual. “Sorry you are not a winner” The sentence in itself is very judgemental. I may not be a winner but I am okay. Or at least I think so, lol. Anyhow I have to write so I’ll end this here. I keep on saying I will write more but this time I won’t & maybe I will. Ciao for now

It’s a hot July evening I am sitting at the computer & my balls are sweating. I have gone further in my autobiography than ever before. I am at a point in my late teens to early 20’s. If you knew me back then & met me today you wouldn’t think I was the same guy. Sobering up was the best thing I ever did. After that the next best thing I did was culture myself. I wrote poetry, I wrote & played songs, I learned to dance, I learned to act & a couple of other things.

Now I have my eyes set on finishing the book & see what happened afterwards. Some of it you won’t believe, some of it you can relate to, & then there are times I will be holding onto a lightning rod. If it sells good that will be awesome, if it doesn’t oh well. Anyhow I think this is it for this post I will try to make them more often & a little bit more interesting.regina

Tools of the trade

The title comes from the Pink Floyd song called “Coming Back To Life”. What can I say? The auto-biography is coming along slowly but surely. I am taking Pro Serve online in hopes I can snag some more hours at work instead of just being a cook. I am learning how to play guitar like a normal person instead of the way I play. If I am lucky I can get back to performing. I haven’t done a lot of anything since I have been in Lethbridge. It’d be nice to get a chapbook of poetry out but that is on the back burner. The autobiography comes first. I spend my days learning new stuff, I would say what but I am trying to keep it a surprise. Besides all too often in the past I’ve said I’d be doing something & nothing ever came from it. I would go on but it’s late & I need to get some sleep. Ciao for now. Oh & hello to the new readers. How you figured out how to read this & me not get any stats is a mystery. I used to really like going to read the where folks came from. People from 47 different countries have been here.

Wow I have lost all my readers. For anyone who comes across this I am currently working on writing my autobiography. I have 49 entries into it. 1 entry is usually 2 pages with several stories on it. Some entries are longer than others. I have momentum working for me right now & hope to carry on with it & be done with it in a few months from now. I took a year’s break from it & although I thought it was dumb it actually worked out for the better.

My gym buddy Tim asked me the other day “Aren’t autobiographies to be written when one is old?” Usually but not all the time. I was supposed to die when I was 13 but I got a surgery that fixed 1 of the valves in my heart & I should’ve died in my 30’s but here I am at 45. Sometimes my heartbeat is erratic but I think I still have another decade or 2 or 3 left in me. So if I was supposed to die when I was 13 or in my 30’s this makes me really old. Anyhow I guess that’s it for today. Some day I will write a new poem or add a new photo but not today. Ciao for now.

I should be writing my auto-biography but after taking almost a year off, it’s hard to get rolling again. Besides nothing really has happened since my last entry last week. I went to work, I went to the gym & not a whole lot more.

While at work someone filmed Liz & myself at the Atco thingy where she made a Blooming Onion presentation. Last time I checked on it, it had well over 500 views, 4 shares, & 7 likes. For Lethbridge that’s pretty good I think. Plus we were on Twitter & Facebook as well.

What else? I am reading “The Boy Who Couldn’t Die” by Rick Gillis. He’s an artist I have made friends with while down here in Lethy. We started writing about the same time. We have a lot in common & I figure if he could do it so can I. I just need a little motivation. My health is not what it could be. I have a cavity or two, I need 7 crowns, I have a hernia, I have Ankylosing Spondylitis & probably a couple of other things. If my book sold well I could afford to tackle these problems, but until then all I can do is dream & keep on chipping away.

Anyhow I want to watch a music video or 2 before I go to sleep so I guess I’ll wind it up here. Oh & tomorrow I am quitting smoking. I think I might have a mild form of Emphysema & it’s not really the best thing to be doing since I don’t have the best of hearts. The surgery they did on me while I was around 12 to fix my leaky valve worked but that was 30 some odd years ago. According to the doctor I should have kicked the bucket in my 30’s but I am still here in my mid 40’s..

This winter is like the winters of the late 70’s & early 80’s. It seems like it’s never gonna’ end but I know that it will. Or maybe it won’t. I was sitting on the stairs having a cigarette the other night & was thinking about the damaged nuclear reactor in Japan, I forget it’s name but everyone knows which one I am talking about (Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant) Maybe this is nuclear winter? I wish I had the little doodad & I could take samples of the snow in the backyard. It would be freaky if it picked up anything.

Anyhow not a lot is going on with my life. One of these days I will hop back on the autobiography wagon, but not today.

Today I went to see “Logan”. It’s kinda’ sad that this is the end of him for now. I doubt if there is anyone who can do it better than Hugh Jackman, but we’l have to wait & see. Mutants are a wonderful thing whoever thought them up did a good thing. I was sitting in the theatre thinking what do I have in common with Wolverine, not a lot but we’re both Canadian, & we don’t heal as fast as we used too (I heal at a normal rate as anyone else or I used too). I have Anemia, there’s an Iron deficiency in my blood. Okay after looking it up in Wikipedia I see there’s a lot of other things that are wrong with me due to this. It’s funny what happens to you as life rolls along.

It’s spring forward tonight. I don’t like Daylight Savings Time, but it will be nice to have the sun out a little bit later than normal. I have SAD as well. That’s Seasonal Affective Disorder. Strangely though this year it didn’t bother me as much. Maybe going to the gym at least 5 times a week has been beneficial. Anyhow it’s getting late I’m gonna’ pack it in. The picture below is of a permanent installation at CASA. Ciao for nowfractured