As untimely as snow in Spring,
Love comes and goes.
Not wanting or waiting for
Mortal desires, it flashes
In surprising (perhaps even
Strange) acts of everything:
From the most endearing
Coming together to a fearsome
Love does not [...]
Creates a drumbeat
on the earth,
a pulse on our heads…
The moon does not blaze its way
From the cusp of the horizon
To the heights of the atmosphere.
It is content to meander slowly,
From the tops of the ridges
To the apex of its nightly rounds.
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~ Sylvia Plath
As I’ve started to become part of the blogosphere, I am reading more and more blogs. I especially like to read the blogs of creative people. Typically, I like to count myself among them.
I find that as I’m writing, there’s a temptation to compose the post as if I have a lot to say [...]
Imagine for a moment that it’s blogging day and nothing is coming to the blogger. It’s not that nothing is going on. It’s just the “what to blog about” question. Now, imagine that the blogger is me. No imagination required, actually.
It’s obvious that I’m not the only one with an interest in and concern about branding for artists. My earlier post on this subject was linked and (privately) commented more times than almost any internet article I’ve ever written. So, now, I’ll share with you a few thoughts I’ve [...]
“I’m just small time and I only play music in my area. I did a search for my company name when I set up the business 10 years ago. Why would I need to search for it again?” Or so I thought. That’s just wrong. I didn’t even catch on when I noticed someone else [...]
As much as we musicians and other artistic/creative folk might sometimes like to ignore it, branding is an incredibly important part of our marketing. It might be as simple as choosing a “quirk” that will allow us to be just that much different from other musical acts or [...]
Inspiration. Is it something to wait for? or look for?
I used to think that if I just waited long enough, inspiration would come to me. It was a sort of “the-world-owes-me-a-living” approach to the muse. As if being a artist was enough to inform the world that I would need bursts of revelation and [...]
muse and music for the present moment
I look for ways to re-invigorate our human experience of life. I want us to drink up every moment with enlivening spontaneity. One of the ways I do this is with improvisation -- especially improvised music. With voice, guitar, percussion, piano (keyboards) and friends, I develop "in the moment" creations. I also play classical and pop music for the vast joy it brings to know the composers and songwriters of the past and present through their music.