Crossing My Fingers

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind these past few days.  Covering the CFL Combine was incredibly satisfying.  I spoke with some of the biggest names in the CFL, and every single one of ’em was generous and gracious with their time.  I did my best to repay the favour with a couple of articles on the event.  They’ve been extremely well received.

I haven’t made much of a dent in the music video for the event.  Feeling bad about that.  I need to finish it over the weekend so I can get onto other things.

Walk Off the Earth is the Toronto band who’s music I’ll be using.  I spoke to their management and we won’t be able to do any kind of a promotional licence.  There are complications that don’t quite mesh with their label’s marketing plans.  I completely understand, having signed a few licensing deals for my own work over the years.  I told their manager that I intend to go the ‘unofficial route’ – produce it as a personal tribute video to both the band, and the CFL itself.  I’m not being paid for my efforts, and I have no official connection to the league.  Their manager wished me luck, and made no promises that it wouldn’t be flagged as copyrighted content.  Here’s hoping it all works out.

I pulled my ‘To-Do List’ app off the shelf and dusted it off this morning.  I just haven’t been getting to things as efficiently as I’d like.  I try to make each day about one thing, but sometimes that one thing is so big and intimidating an undertaking, that I don’t even want to begin.  The trick is to break it down into bite sized chunks.

So far I’ve had the satisfaction of crossing four things of my list.  Two more are left after I publish this article.  Let’s see where Sunday takes me.


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