°merry arguably-most-depressing-time-of-the-year°

Hello there,

I recorded a cover of the world's favourite Christmas song. Here it is. It was also an exercise in getting something done, and I'm pleased with that. I "played" all the instruments (they're all MIDI instruments, or kinda, digitally generated sounds that have been controlled by a piano keyboard plugged into my computer, if MIDI is not something you're familiar with). Hope you like the sick beat.

Be warned: I mixed two verses together so that it wouldn't go for too long. Sorry to those who care a lot about these things, I usually do too.

I hope you're all safe and happy this holiday season. I'm in German lockdown, which doesn't feel too much like a lockdown compared to Melbourne, because it's nothing like the Melbourne lockdown and people are still out and about mingling maskless. So, don't listen to people who say things like "Europe is proof that lockdowns don't work! Look at the situation there!". Do you think there should be a global standardised categorisation of what different tiers or variations of lockdown mean? Is there already?

If you're the kind of person that likes to look back on the year in a structured way and create goals and moods and plans for a new year, or if it's something you'd like to try, I recommend this downloadable booklet: https://yearcompass.com (they don't collect your email address or anything etc it's just a straight download) It was a nice thing to do on New Year's Eve last year, and even though 2020 was what it was, I surprisingly still achieved two of the things I wrote down, which I realise isn't because of the booklet, but maybe it just serves as some inspiration to still allow yourself to want and try for things even when things are, at best, unpredictable. I definitely did not achieve my "These three things I will do every morning". I just generally find morning routines impossible to create.

So long now,

Maddie