Tag Archives: and Peter Gabriel

Better Indie Than Inny

The Internet thankfully made the indie musician possible! Unfortunately even with this opportunity, many of my indie musician colleagues look in the rear view mirror a lot, or at their shoes which they decide too often aren’t as nice as (insert your favorite recording artist here). I only look in the rear view mirror to […]

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Self-Care in The Music Industry – Part 1 – Food

An abused body and mind can only rock the casbah so many times.  The Kinks had it right when they sang “Motorway food is the worst in the world.” That stuff will kill you if you’re not careful. The other contributing, uh, habits, musicians are exposed to combined with little sleep and no real exercise […]

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Idiot Teaches Guitar

I loved being a classroom teacher. Guitar teaching is better in certain ways. My life in the classroom gave me some of the most joyful moments. Memories I smile at constantly. Some that make me want to cry.  I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t enjoy it anymore with today’s extreme emphasis on standardized testing. One thing […]

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Spamless Web Weaving on Ritalin, Happy VD

Sometimes I get unintentionally spammy. It’s my poorly explained automation software. Honest. I’m trying hard to tame these beasts.  Indie musicians must weave the Web of all the social networks and specialized musician promotion sites. I’m sometimes a spider with ADD. The harder I try to integrate all my sites, the more duplication I risk.  […]

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Pain In The Ass

“Everybody’s in showbiz, It doesn’t matter who you are,” sing The Kinks. We may all be artists depending on our definition of art. Last week, I posted a Facebook question on my personal page asking if people have experienced losing a great idea in their sleep.  And how to capture those thoughts without waking and […]

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Musicians Helping Musicians

I’m the beneficiary of a lot of generous support from my fellow musicians over the years. Most but not all of it as been in the form of advice, gig info, free appearances or offers to sit in, ideas and collaborations and just priceless friendship. I’m extremely grateful to those people. The list is long. […]

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