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Laziness and Mixing

I had the day off from my Painting/carpentry gig and spent the whole day mixing.

I accomplished a lot but I still feel like a lazy bastard for sitting around all day.

When I accumulate enough gear from the painting thing I`m going to switch over to music fulltime.

I go to the gym pretty regularly in the mornings but I have a feeling that won`t be enough when I make the switch.

Maybe I should just admit I`m going to get more sedentary and roly poly.

What do you guys do to avoid the doldrum/laziness from sitting on your duff all day ?



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walk long distances.

it's good for you.
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train something.

i work in the day, and train capoeira at the evening.
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It's part of the gig. sitting on your ass I mean.

As I've said before, I've never seen as many out of shape guys in one place as I did at AES.

I was headed there but have turned back the other way by forcing time in my schedule to go for bike rides. (getting addicted to that again, but's it's a good addiction)
I'm alot better in all area's for it.

Just avoid the stupid long days and shitty food that comes along with some sessions. Make the time to do something for you.

Getting it done first thing in the morning can be key, cause days have a way of getting longer and longer in the studio, ecspecially at deadline time.

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Bingo,
Craig and I are simpatico on this
Bikes are great stress relief,really clears the head...
I've got a stationary trainer setup in my studio during winter and try to hop on a few times a week.
Any exercise that gets the heart rate up will do.
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make sure you use the new kind of bike seats w/the trough in the middle - otherwise the prostate and urinary tract can suffer needlessly
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i feel a lot better since I got Apple's Remote Desktop and a Airport network. Now I can control my PT rig remotely with my 12 inch powerbook and bounce/ edit/ backup/ email/ whatever/ from my livingroom or balcony. I get out of my Aeron a lot more often...
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Ever notice that most audio engineers are either really skinny or really overweight?

I thought this thread was going to be about people who only use minimal outboard or don't like spending a lot of time mixing...
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Don't eat

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Do an hour of exercise, whatever kind of exercise, at least three times a week.
Take the stairs, not the elevator.
Bike or walk to work.
Eat healthy.
Exercise keeps my mood right. I lay off a little when I am laying down drums, but I find drumming is a low intensity workout all in itself.
Beer tastes better after a good workout. David
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What's wrong with growing fat behind the desk ?

A good mixing/mastering engineer should weight at least 300 pounds
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What's wrong with growing fat behind the desk ?

A good mixing/mastering engineer should weight at least 300 pounds
No wonder i hear so many recording with a 'phat' sound! Must be the engineers that are fat! :D

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What's wrong with growing fat behind the desk ?

A good mixing/mastering engineer should weight at least 300 pounds


That`s gotta be true.

I`m 30 now so I`m basically falling apart anyway everytime I exercise.
Maybe I should call it a day and really try to expand my girth.

It`s funny but my favorite 3 Bass players are big heavy guys.
The best bassist I ever jammed with was definately big and heavy too.

The best formula for a rhythm section is heavy bassist/skinny drummer.
Works every time.
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The best formula for a rhythm section is heavy bassist/skinny drummer.
Works every time.
Maybe it could even get better if both were fat?
Leptosomes are prone to nervousness while pycnics ( I hope this comes close to the English writing ) are known for rather stable nervs. ( That´s why e.g. their handwriting typically is of a regular line as well.)

From there I would expect fat people in general to be better capable of steady rhythm.

Fats got to have the better nervs.

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I have been working out for about 2 years. Going to the gym is an amazong stress reliever and a great place to scope out some women. Amazingly, they don't even have to be drunk to talk to you there.

Also the state has taken my driving privilages, so I have been riding a bike everywhere for about 3 years. I did about 2 years before that too just because I like too.

When its raining and I don't feel like riding the bike to the gym, I'll do about 90 push-ups. Push-ups work so many areas that you'll keep your upper body pretty in shape just by doing those.

Lastly, I have moved to diet soda's and that has made a huge difference. I still drink about 40 to 60 ounces of coffee per day with sugar, although I am about to switch to an artificial swwetener, and I still am losing and toning because I don't ingest 200 extra calories evertime I am thirsty. I only drink coffee the first few hours I am up, BTW.

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Most engineers I know are addicted to coffee. I try to stop drinking it if I'm off for a while or on a low stress project.

Eating well should be stressed. After talking clients into getting something at least decently healthy they always say "I feel great, that was a good idea." I've pretty much banned mexican food (which I love) from the studio, especially during tracking. Makes everyone comatose...
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I have been working out for about 2 years. Going to the gym is an amazong stress reliever and a great place to scope out some women. Amazingly, they don't even have to be drunk to talk to you there.

I hear that dude!
Although I live in a particular snooty area right now so it`s a little harder for me to strike up conversation.

The gyms become my favorite place to catch an eyefull now that I can`t afford to go to seedy strip clubs anymore.
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I work out 4 to 5 times a week not matter what. If I work until 10 or 11 at night I will still go then. Have been doing so for the last 4 years. Very important for my mental well being as well as physical well being.
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