Activity and Updates

Jun 05, 2013 No Comments by

Tweet There must be something about summer time that brings the musical engines to life.  There has been a lot of momentum building in the past few weeks around my musical efforts, between the Smart Musician blog and podcast, a lot of new fan activity on my Reverb Nation profile and getting the recording studio […]

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Uncomfortable Silence

Sep 13, 2012 No Comments by

Tweet This past weekend, I completed and posted my first track in almost 2 decades.  To be sure, this is definitely a work in progress on several fronts, but I am excited to be jumping back into the one thing that I truly “get”, which is ingrained into every fiber of my being, in the […]

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The Little Things

Jun 09, 2012 No Comments by

Tweet After what essentially amounts to my first week of getting back into a routine of practice with the guitar, I see more and more that the little things really do matter. What I’m talking about is the details that I’m uncovering as I slow the mental pace down while I’m going through exercises on […]

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Back to Basics

Jun 05, 2012 No Comments

Tweet This past weekend, I dusted off the guitar playing fingers and started work on developing a routine and habit to re-establish a musical footing that will not only help start progressing, but also ensure I don’t fall back into the old ruts that marked parts of my style and to break through to places […]

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Searching for Tone

Jun 02, 2012 No Comments

Tweet The musical influences in my life are scattered all over the map, and to try and pin down what the sum of them would look like would be virtually impossible to put into words.  In fact, as I have been peeling away the layers of my long stagnant musical self, I am discovering so […]

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True

May 24, 2012 No Comments

Tweet A year ago this past Winter, after an evening of sharing and conversation, a good friend of mine looked at me in the eye and said, “You need to be true to yourself…”  Now, while sounding cliche, at that moment I knew the gravity of that statement, but I could not explain what it […]

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21 Days, 14 Songs

Feb 22, 2012 No Comments

Tweet As of yesterday, I completed the February Album Writing Month challenge with 14 songs.  This is 7 8 days early for this year’s FAWM event because it’s a leap year.  I wanted to use this as an opportunity to crank up the paddles and resucitate my musical, songwriting self, and at this point I […]

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Recording Project Update

Feb 19, 2012 No Comments

Tweet Making serious progress with recording the initial demo tracks for the project.  Learning new technology and tools, seriously like a kid in a candy store finding out what I didn’t know I had available to use.  I will be posting some rough demo tracks soon–very excited about how it’s coming out

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Progress

Feb 08, 2012 No Comments

Tweet As I mentioned in my previous post, I am participating in FAWM this year in an effort to do some musical stretching and get the creative gears moving.  Disciplined songwriting has not been habitual for me for many years, so now is the time to develop that habit.  For me, the musical component comes […]

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Launch

Feb 03, 2012 No Comments

Tweet In order to jumpstart the music engines, I am participating in the February Album Writing Month challenge, a.k.a. FAWM.  This is kind of like a boot-camp for songwriters and musicians, providing an opportunity to generate momentum, build some songwriting muscle and to collaborate and get feedback from other FAWM’ers out there. This seems like […]

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