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Heart of the Song

I've been taking the time to do in-depth studies of traditional songwriting. Interestingly what I'm finding out about myself in the process is that a lot of my assumptions over the years have been backwards, and sometimes just plain wrong.

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Cutting the Fat

For a little more than a year my wife and I have been dieting and exercising like never before. We've lost a combined weight of 90lbs, and on average we've lost 4.5 inches off of our waists. It's resulted in…

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Fear and the art of flying

I have the privilege of having a home studio where I can close the door, write, and record my music and other people too. That being said, I have had to come to a place with myself where I actually…

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Thanksgiving 2010

About a year ago my mother gave Teresa and I her fine china. I have memories of this china from every thanksgiving and Christmas as far back as I can remember as a kid. As I was unpacking it and…

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25 Albums That Changed My Life

1. Thomas Dolby-The Golden Age Of Wireless 2. Billy Joel-The Nylon Curtain 3. Yes-90125 4. Eric Clapton-Behind The Sun 5. Genesis-Abacab 6. Genesis-The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 7. Peter Gabriel-So 8. Howard Jones-Dream Into Action 9. Aja-Steely Dan 10.…

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The Prophets of Society

Musicians and songwriters have often been referred to as the prophets of society down through the centuries. Why? Because these kinds of artists have a keen eye for the things that are happening around them, and usually an innate ability…

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The new artistic freedom

Hi all I haven't blogged in a while so I thought I would throw some of my ponderings into the cyberwind I have been doing some listening lately to the new music that's been coming out and I have to…

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SXSW '10

Well, as you can tell by the title of this most recent offering, it's South by Southwest or SXSW time again I completely blew the deadline to get an act onto one of the stages, so I won't be performing…

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Social networking and the working musician

I was thinking a couple of weeks ago, which I often do. It was an enriching experience Anyway, my thoughts were about social networking and how it is affecting the music industry. We live in an unprecedented time when we…

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Welcome to the new blog!

I have been maintaining a blog at another location, but from here on out I will be blogging from here. I usually talk about subjects related to music, songwriting, the music biz, and artistry in music. I will occasionally cover…

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