Saturday, March 04, 2006

Bits of Wisdom...

from other creative people can definitely help carry me through another week of not performing.
It's a drag being dorment. I tend to go silent with my writing and as well as verbal communication because I am silent in my music. Basically, I get into a foul mood because [Jeneane has just interrupted my train of I'm really in a foul mode...!] my expression is stifled, know what I'm mean?
It's as if I'm bound and gagged because I don't have my hands on an instrument performimg [not practicing, even though that helps a lot].
I'll stop there because I just read what Jennifer Warnes has to say about frustration in this business of music. here's a bit of a teaser:
If you are finding it difficult to bloom in this time of change, let me encourage you with a story from my own life:I've been listening to my library of unreleased recordings, the ones rejected by labels in the 80's and 90's. What I hear in these old recordings makes me smile. Some are gems and some are not gems, but the music is in full bloom.When something blooms, there isn't much additional comment needed.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Career At-A-Glance

It's a bitch to discover why depression is so prevalent with so many artists. As pointed out to me by Jeneane, those of us who try to do this for a living find it hard to deal with the downtime that is bound to occur at any given moment. This is probably the single thing that has driven me insane in my career in music along with rejection, fear of success, fear of failure, critics who don't know the difference between a Db major or a D minor but have the gift to make or break a career, but I digress...
Laugh at the Career-At-A-Glance...I command you!

Sonic Pollutions

Sonic Pollutions is a music site I stumbled onto through Wasa Express. Their description :
The 1960s and early 1970s were the most exciting times in popular music history. This site attempts to relive and bring to life these extraordinary times via video performances and historical essays
I thought it was pretty cool. It brought back a lot of memories. And yes I do remember 1968 like it was yesterday...oh man...that's nearly 40 years!!!
Gonna go be sick now...

WOW!! SXSW!! 12 Days To Go...

...can't believe it! I guess I should make my self look more presentable but, I don't think I could lose 60lbs in 12 days...sigh...I betcha I could gain 60lbs in less than a week! Place your bets!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Dean, We should at least give these folks a transcript...

...or something from our conversation about the music biz. It was great talking to you and I hope to maybe add a discussion group to my blog so we could invite others to participate.

GES has been a bad blogger and I neglected my blog for a few days. The good news is that I've been practicing alot the past few days on a new 5 string bass! My natural love for playing has returned!!!!
I wish I could say that a few wealthy people swooped in and bought me a $7500 Ritter bass but, noooooooooooo! I will now have to resort to running Ads on my blog in order to fund my expensive tastes.

See? See what I've been driven to do? If this blog were music, the equivilant would be leaving a steady gig with Freddie Hubbard to go work with Brittany Spears! Hey... that wouldn't be such a bad idea right about now...