I've pretty much decided that new year's resolutions are an exercise in futility. But, if you're willing to set the bar low enough, they can be useful. I, like anyone else, get annoyed with myself for how long it takes me to achieve the goals I set. The other day, I was bummed that I hadn't finished a single James, Not Jim track all year, though I'd worked on quite a few.
Then it hit me: if I only finish one James, Not Jim track a year, I'm still moving the ball down the field and I'm still recording more (and more that I'm happy with) than I have in most of the rest of my life. So, that's my goal for 2008--finish one new James, Not Jim track that I'm proud of. And, really, since I didn't finish any in 2007, I might consider doing two! That's one every six months. I think I can handle that. But the resolution is still one! Just one! One track that I can add to the collection that I'm not embarrassed to own.
I'll still do the BassIAB stuff, of course. (Sorry, Paul, that I didn't manage one for the Nov-Dec 2008 iteration. I may go back and pick that one up if I have time.) I'm speaking here specifically about original compositions, since that's what has interested me the most (and challenged me most) for quite a while now.
Do any of the rest of you have bass-related goals for the new year?