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Happiness

Happiness

What Is Your Source of Joy? When your head is cast in bronze, is that when you will finally be happy? There is a difference between happiness and contentedness. Happy is a feeling, or a showing of pleasure, or of contentment. Contentment is a state of happiness and/or...
The Right Questions

The Right Questions

How Do I Know Who I Am? Are you searching for your identity? Curiosity is the key to understanding yourself. Asking questions leads to answers which in turn leads to more questions. The more specific the question, the more specific the answer, at least that’s...
Inspiration

Inspiration

Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts The Greeks considered the Muses, the daughters of Zeus, goddesses of creativity. They were the source of inspiration for multiple artistic undertakings. Is inspiration of divine nature, of mystical origin? I have learned that creating...
Spirituality

Spirituality

I think most all of us consider ourselves decent by nature. If we are suffering, it is only natural to seek a reason for that experience. Victor Frankl addresses this in his book “Man’s Search For Meaning”. How do we connect to our environment? Why...
Balance

Balance

I’ve heard of this concept called work/life balance. A friend of mine told me his employer taught the concept at an employee work shop. Turns out the job still required a maximum amount of commitment from the employees with little commitment from the employer....
Attitude And Belief

Attitude And Belief

To quote a famous teacher, “When I was a child, I thought as a child.” Now that I’m older I want to be mature in my thought process. The reason Why Attitude and belief are foundations of purpose. It’s okay to be happy without one. Lives have been ruined because...
Vision

Vision

I like the dictionary definition: The ability to think about, or plan the future, with imagination and wisdom. Certainly a major component of the how and why we do this. The World View Working for the man, I hear words like mission statements, objectives, purpose,...
The Why

The Why

What are the reasons and motivations for doing what we do? What mechanisms drive of us? These questions are for each of us to define. Let’s Start With Me I have a longing for purpose. There are many facets to this existence: livelihood, family, passions and...
Site Under Reconstruction

Site Under Reconstruction

The Blog Site Is Under Reconstruction My sincerest apologies for the mass posts. I suffer from fat fingers. That one digit hit the wrong button. And, BLAM! Everyone gets inundated. Thanks For Your Patience. I’m sorry for clogging your social media feeds!...
Who Are The Experts?

Who Are The Experts?

Yeah, Sure, I’m an expert. Just ask me. Proof Of Expertise Correcting the mistakes others validates my self-belief. You know what I have found: it’s easy to be critical when someone is not around. An Analogy I have encountered major blunders when...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 27

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 27

Featuring Mickey LaRosa Film Curator, Writer, Former Film maker, Master of Arts, Editor in Chief MLR Movie and Live Music Reviews Mickey Shares his insights and Influences in the Film Industry https://mlrnet.wordpress.com/ Can we help you? https://www.mackncheeze.com...
Opportunity

Opportunity

I look back in to my past and realize the mistakes I have made. Perhaps chances for our personal success are available to us more than we think. Many of us are caught up in our expectations, not being able to see opportunities that are obtainable. It is a, “Not...
Haters and Critics

Haters and Critics

We all deal with it. Our art is very personal; it is an expression of the depths of our being. Criticism from others has torn me to shreds. Likewise, it has created feelings of inadequacy and anger. Someone else’s disapproval of my abilities impacts my self...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 26

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 26

Featuring Dylan Hughes Bassist, Composer, Singer, Arranger, Engineer, Video Host Press Kit and Bio http://www.dylanhughesmusic.com Can we help you? Bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com Thank you for following. We appreciate comments and suggestions....
Passion

Passion

Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Why do we care what other people think? I have good friends who are super prolific in their craft, but can’t write a song good enough to climb out of paper bag. They are always happy to share their music with out even a...
The Compelling Reasons

The Compelling Reasons

Why are we driven to do the things we do? I can only speak for myself. Need I have to play music, record and associate with like minded people. There is no choice. How do I know? I have tried not to, and by the same token, have been left completely disenfranchised. I...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 25

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 25

Featuring William Kenower Author, Lecturer, Coach https://www.williamkenower.com/ Can we help you? bryan@mackcncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com/ Thanks for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find...
Yelling At My Devices

Yelling At My Devices

It’s kind of like a ritual. First thing in the morning, my Mac or Mac Book Pro, the internet, my iPhone or iPad, something will be amiss. My iCloud won’t be transferring something. My email will load on the desk top but won’t load on my phone. We...
Perspective

Perspective

What is an outlook? A life view point? Or, not. Is it a specific vantage toward or way of seeing things? Is it a capacity to interpret comparative importance of something or its true relation? An attitude toward or a way of regarding something? I truly believe we...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 24

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 24

Arami Walker Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Educator and Recording Artist Arami Share Her Journey From Los Angeles To Seattle, Her Influences and Philosophy https://www.aramiwalkermusic.com/ You Tube Can we help you? bryan@macknchhezemusic.blog Thank you for following us....
Folksy Wisdom

Folksy Wisdom

Wisdom Where there is a will there is a way. Sometimes I’m just operating on pure faith. Build it and they will come. A wise Chinese person said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Don’t count your chickens before...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 23

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 23

Featuring Robert Brewer Rob Shares Music Industry Insight Can we help? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com Thank you for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us. If you have found us interesting, please...
Discipline and Perseverance

Discipline and Perseverance

Most of us have average intelligence and mind sets. Discipline and perseverance can allow us to reap the full capacity of our brains. Some Thoughts “He who lives without discipline dies without honor.” An Icelandic Proverb “Self-control is the chief...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 22

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 22

Chris C. D. Littlefield Producer, Bandleader, Composer, Educator, National Touring Artist Chris shares his observations of Seattle Music History, Influences and Recording Techniques https://seattledrumschool.com/component/comprofiler/userprofile/chrislittlefield...
Music As History

Music As History

Looking into the past, encountering person, place and timeline; these things help me to develop a better understanding of where I have come from, present circumstances, my future destination. History impels me to consider matters which reveal the challenges of great...
Brewing Is Art

Brewing Is Art

Video Interview with Award Winning Brewer, Dan Haff Dan Haff shares his insight into Brewing, Ownership and The Experience of Craft Brewing https://studio.youtube.com/video/fz9n9LM0_wM/edit Is there any way we can help you? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog...
Success

Success

Seven Considerations of Success, Maybe More Do we say to ourselves, “I’m gonna bust ass and make it to the top?” If we love what we’re doing, if we’re passionate, does it matter how far we go? Sometimes, just getting that one cut which...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 21

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 21

Featuring Ed Maloney Club Owner, Music Promoter and Producer Ed Maloney Former Owner of the Seattle Landmark Highway 99 Blues Club Ed shares his music business insight Is there any way we can help you? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com Thank you...
Vision

Vision

Working for the man, I hear terms like mission statements, objectives, purpose, values and vision. What do I get when I utilize search engines for a definition of vision? A bunch of corporate speak on the how, why and variations on said subject. Seems to me it’s...
In Process

In Process

I consider my ego a tool, as opposed as to reflection of who I am. The sweet spot of my self confidence is strongly correlated within the function of my belief that I can do more than facts suggest. I’m waiting to see how this all turns out. Of course this...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 20

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 20

Featuring Darnell Scott Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist https://www.darnellscottblues.com/tour Can we help you in any way? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog Thank You for following. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find...
The Genius Factor

The Genius Factor

Genius is an absolutely important component of creativity; not necessarily an Einsteinian genius. Most of us are not revolutionizing scientific theory. How about actionable design which translates to a ton of effort and process. Some folks are great song writers. I...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 19

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 19

Featuring Danny Godinez Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer https://www.dannygodinez.com Can we help you in any way? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com/ Thank You for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 32: Featuring Randy Sage – Film Producer

Mackncheeze Podcast # 19: Featuring Danny Godinez

Danny shares insight into his musical background, guitar skill and songwriting process. Currently playing with Seattle’s The New Triumph, Michael Shreve’s Spellbinder and Good Intentions. Danny is also a resident instructor at The Seattle Drum School....
These Boots Were Made For Walking

These Boots Were Made For Walking

We were doing some gigs as a jazz quintet. We had only been together for a couple of months, still trying to feel one another out. As we went along, the realization came: Harry, our lead singer, liked to imbibe; a lot. Harry didn’t play an instrument, but had an...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 18

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 18

Steve Smith, Percussionist, Music Professional, Engineer, Producer and Author, Shares his Musical Expertise Is there any way we can help you? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com Thank You for reading. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You...
Perspective Is A Super Power

Perspective Is A Super Power

What if I could just go back and do it over? The age old concept of being smarter at a younger age. I guess that brings up being regretful for previous actions and decisions. Some of the undertakings and determinations I have made require contriteness. Feelings of...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 17

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 17

Featuring Daniel Haff Award Winning Brewer and Owner of Crooked Label Brewing Company Can we help you in any way? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com Thank You for reading. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find...
This Tool Ain’t Getting Any Sharper

This Tool Ain’t Getting Any Sharper

I have serious management potential. I believe I care enough to actually affect change. Yep, Sharp as a marble. A few bricks shy of a load. Not the brightest spoon in the drawer nor sharpest tool in the shed. I have spent a life time pursuing my dreams. Of course...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 16

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 16

Featuring Adam Puchalski of Wind Studios Deciding Instrumentation and Voicings in Recording Projects https://www.windstudiomusic.com Can we help you in any way? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com We appreciate comments and suggestions. Thank You...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast 11

Mackncheeze Music Podcast 11

An Interview with Knuckles Front Man Dan Manier and Guitarist Sean Hudson Can we help you in any way? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com/ We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us. Thanks for...