Share your unfinished business. What have you been creating recently? What still needs work? What projects keep you up at night? Let's talk about them.

I'm halfway done with a folk-punk song, based on a real thing my friend said but about which I immediately asked: "are those lyrics?" Hoping for a more optimistic second verse, as indicated by the perhaps-puzzling turn to a major feel underneath the chorus's apparently fatalistic exhortation, "So toss me into the lake / and leave me there" (which is, incidentally, the aforementioned remark, which my friend also didn't mean nearly as pessimistically as it sounds). Here's the start:


I am working on Forever Labs. We have raised a round of funding to build out a b2b side of our business and ramp up the consumer side as it relates to storing cells from adipose tissue. We have secured a partnership with the largest liposuction provider in the US. They do 30k a year and are in 41 locations.

We have a 5x NBA Allstar coming on board to be a brand ambassador. Attempting to get more brand recognition and make stem cell banking less "weird" and into something people aspire to do.

Setting up the ability for our clients to donate the portion of their cells we use for quality assurance to research, in an anonymous way. This is exciting on a number of fronts.

Working to increase sales. We have flatlined around 30-40 signups a month. We've implemented some online/digital marketing programs that seem to be working. Problem is our sales cycle is long so it's hard to immediately measure.

I stopped eating bread, pasta and rice. So far I've probably lost around 7 pounds. I feel great. Been playing tennis. I"m working on Forever Labs and my health. Both are heading in the right direction.

I dig your song, galen.

posted by galen: 14 days ago