I finally made my aforementioned big life decision. I've decided that 2014 will be my final year playing with the band. I love music and it's been a great ride (both with this band and my prior bands), but hot damn that whole "touring band" lifestyle's REALLY taken its toll on me and I look forward to closing that chapter of my life. I have other priorities in my life that demand my time, energy, and attention.
So, yeah, Dincrest will be hanging up his "rock star" spurs. This was a super difficult decision and one I've been twisting myself in knots over for months now. I'm not the type to make snap decisions, I always think them through often to the point of overthinking.
The band is obviously not happy about this development. It's like a painful breakup with a significant other (or in this case, four significant others). But I gotta follow my heart and know when to say "enough is enough." I think they'll be alright, though. They existed for years before me and will thrive after me.
EDIT: And Mesh, yes. I naturally do walk fast and with a wide stride. The only times I don't walk fast are if I have the flu, if my legs are destroyed from a massive bike ride, or if foot traffic's packed like sardines (though I do look for openings to slip through.)
Looking for a post of mine I missed this bombshell.
Damn. I'm sorry, I know over the YEARS this has been a big thing in your life and you've shared a lot of it here on the 'Fan as well. I'ts for good reasons I assume, but I hope you still enjoy some wicked jam sessions with them or get into some new musical project. You're a talent!
Meanwhile, I've loved all the bike-a-thon posts. It's great you can do something for good health and for a damn fine (albeit tragic) cause. You're giving hope to people; all charities do, I'm sure. I have channeled "DIN" on my gym runs... I still have little vitality, but it helps the fight to keep it going.
Believe me Dice, this was NOT an easy decision, but I firmly believe it is the right decision for me. And I'm glad I'm an inspiration for your workouts. I've had a lot of people tell me that lately. I take it as a sign that the direction I'm steering my life into is a good one. And, not gonna lie, I do use this song to help me pedal stronger and faster up hills like Onoda in YowaPeda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrshPMtH0CY
As for Freudian psychoanalysis, yeah much of it is bupkis nowadays but if it weren't for Freud's (and later on Jung's) bizarre theories, psychology as we know it would not exist. The fact that the human mind and imagination can veer off into such twists is pretty damn fascinating. I was a psych major in college so I do respect Freud's contribution to the field.