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PRs and other stuff
Right now my lifts are at:

Bench Press: 180lbs 3 sets of 5 reps
Seated Overhead Press (strict, no back support): 110lbs 3 sets of 5 reps.
Low Bar Back Squat: 200-205lbs 3 sets of 5 reps
Deadlift: 210lbs 1 set of 5 reps

My body weight is right around 190lbs. Only +10lbs from around 3-4 months ago. I am back to overeating again, so I expect to hit 200lbs sometime in the next two months. Not really sure where I want to end up - but I don't really like dealing with a waist size that makes my pants uncomfortable, so about that time is when I'll start cutting again (and stop progression on lifts for awhile.)

Very close to a body weight bench press which makes me happy. But the real goal would be a body weight overhead press (and around a 300 1RM bench) and I'm sure those are at least a year or two away. Squats continue to be something I feel like I should be much stronger at than I am - 205lbs isn't as nearly as respectable at my bodyweight for a squat as a 180lb bench is. Have always been bad at them, for whatever reason.

I don't struggle with deadlifts at all. I feel like I could pull much more weight than I am (especially fresh) but with the program it's difficult. The lumbar feels like it's about to fail by the time I get to deads, and that one set is enough to finish me off. Do wonder what my 1RM would truly be if I tried it fresh, though.

On music:
Has been some more activity here, I may have mentioned it in a previous post. The person who commissioned me for his game finally received word from the label he wanted to get sync rights from for a few songs, and apparently dropped them my soundcloud and email. He thinks really highly of my work - I think the label would probably just laugh it off. I find it so hard to believe anyone thinks highly of what I do. But, I guess, some do - or they're really good at faking it, anyway.

I did a really dark, industrial piece at the end of last week for a friend who sent me cover vocals. That's almost up to 200 plays now on soundcloud, and without any advertising to speak of. In my view, that's actually pretty good, given I don't exactly have a lot of people following me and getting updates on new uploads. Those people are coming organically from word of mouth or by accident.

Still haven't sold anything though, and that's a bummer. Taking a little week hiatus from music right now - maybe by the weekend I'll feel more inspired, or maybe I won't. I should probably take this time where I'm *not* being asked to do work for others (and am refusing to *be inspired* because I wrote non-stop 12+hrs a day for about two weeks) to learn another song or two.

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Heya, just commented to you over on my Lj, but then it occurred to me you might like this album, which I used to play all the time back in the '80s:

Emerald Web - Dragon Wings and Wizard Tales (1979) (full album)

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