Every time I fall, I learn to walk and then fly.
Every time I am silenced, I learn to speak and then sing.
Every time I mourn, I find my smiles are truer […]
Common rhetoric about how to succeed on social media/networking includes something about “engagement”. As an example, I had a recent chat with John Lusher on Twitter about an article that included a headline and statements about engaging in order to increase your Twitter connections. Here’s the chat […]
Everyone who becomes a patron is royalty. Everyone who receives patronage is an artist. Well, that’s an idyllic concept of “patron of the arts” anyway. Certainly, in my eyes, being a patron of the arts is a beautiful way to further beauty and creativity […]
I didn’t see her fall the first time
By the time I saw her lying there
Two other passersby had
Already stopped to give her aid
I stopped my car with a jolt
Pressed the four-way flashers
And leapt into the street
I could tell by the stress […]
I still remember the day vividly in my imagination. Only weeks prior to that day, I had moved into an apartment in Oakland, California after living with friends since arriving in the area a month before that. It was as if the Bay Area wanted to introduce itself to […]
Are a competition
I may […]
I’ve been working on a number of music recording projects over the past year. In the middle of several of them, I had a technical issue with Avid Pro Tools which I’ve been using for over a decade as my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). The expense and hassle of resolving the issue was so frustrating […]
Since I was a boy, I’ve been told by physicians that I have a heart murmur. The doctors tried to explain how it was a sound alongside the beat of my heart. They also told me (and my parents) that it was “functional” and therefore only of minimal concern.
When my […]
Crowdfunding is fast becoming a “normal” avenue for musicians and other creative people. First, there was Kickstarter. Then, music-specific sites like PledgeMusic. More recently, Patreon put its hat into the ring.
Most crowdfunding models center around a specific project. In the case of a musician or band, this might be […]
This will be a very short post.
It may not be the same for everyone, but sometimes words get in the way of my imagination. Twitter has been a good “teacher” in this regard. By forcing me to limit my verbalization to 140 characters, it allows the imagination to emerge in place of more […]