Paulo Almeida

Paulo Almeida, drummer/percussionist, arranger, composer

Drummer/percussionist, composer and arranger of multiple music genres.

A pro at crastinating

I have so many projects that I would enjoy making happen.  I've started on some of the music for each of these projects, but the busy-ness of life takes over.  I have a busy job that I need to pay my bills and settle my debts, although it is a job that I enjoy, it takes so much time.  And to get health benefits, I need to keep my hours up.  The hardest part of working through a show and putting it together and just getting into it so that one works on it consistently and gets it together.  The type of projects that I want to make happen require a lot of music to be written in order to get the group together to rehearse and schedule a performance.  How does one get out of the funk of procrastination?  My daily says desk reminder has some wise advice on this...  "An hour's industry will do more to produce cheerfulness than a month's moaning.  If you want an easy job to seem hard, keep putting off doing it.  It's obvious.  Or are you oblivious?"  I've been trying to resolve to put in some time every day to work on my music and at least one of these show ideas.  I also have been working so hard to improve my drumming skills (I have so much to learn) but it's easier to stay on top of that work than on my composition work.  But there is no time like the present!  Time to put in the time to get the show going!  Never mind the past.  If you can just get going in the present and move forward, that's a good way to go.