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Why I'm a digital ideaist

And Dr. John said, 'Please, call me a musician. Whether I’m playing piano, singing, banging a drum, composing, writing or picking up my guitar, I'm making music. It's what I do. I'm a musician.'
 
I was listening to an archived interview with Dr. John and Terry Gross in my NPR podcast channel. In the interview, Gross asked John how should she describe him: Singer, piano player, songwriter, composer?
 
Now I have been following Dr. John for a long time. Born Mac Rebinac, he started as a guitar player in New Orleans. He was (accidentally) shot in the hand, so he switched to piano. He's a boogie woogie, Cajun, shaman bandleader. He’s diverse enough to be in The Last Waltz and Exile on Main Street. He has a call-and-response style with his background singers not unlike Ray Charles. He's recorded an album of nearly only piano that I listen to while coding.
 
So Gross asked him, how do I classify you? And Dr. John said, 'Please, call me a musician. Whether I’m playing piano, singing, banging a drum, composing, writing or picking up my guitar, I'm making music. It's what I do. I'm a musician.'
 
This made me wonder who I think I am. I have a wide circle of friends who see me wearing different hats: father, fantasy football despot commissioner, workout fiend, dog chaser. At work, I'm a coder, project leader, dreamer, realist, pragmatist, strategist.
 
So I say, call me a digital ideaist.
 
Because, if I don’t do it, somebody else well.
 
So who are you? 

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