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 worth.

Opinions Are Like Armpits,

Everybody Has Two And They Both Stink

Judging involves having an opinion on something, pointing it out to be either good or bad. Criticism, however, is expressing an opinion on something without pinpointing anything good or bad.

On the positive side, criticism can be an evaluative or corrective exercise.

Opinion Ghettos

People who pass judgment and have hateful opinions live in this slum.

An impoverished mind set can become a place where we are overly concerned about the opinions of others. This is a place of squalor.

My personal challenge is to overcome points of view that are destructive. It is super critical to surround yourself with associations that are positive and supportive. I actively pursue relationships that are naturally reciprocal. You never know when you may need to lean on someone for support. In the same way, we can be available for those who need ours.

The Winner Is?

And the most prevalent Opinion Ghetto? Social media.

When your art stands for something these folks can come out of the woodwork. Especially if they don’t agree with or understand you. Worse, they have no risk of personal confrontation. People hide behind Facebook’s invisible wall with no accountability.

Hateful posts have destroyed people. Someone posts an emotional trigger and complete strangers jump on the band wagon. Reputations become questionable and ruined.

Count on someone being jealous when you attain success. This can be a sign post that you are doing something right.

Humility

I have learned to be more accepting of others. Practicing thinking as others helps create empathy towards my fellow human beings.

Humbleness can be tough. Listening to the opinions of others can be super frustrating. It is a hard pill to swallow, especially when we are more competent than our critics. Why does it seem those with the strongest criticisms are often the most flawed in their execution? Regardless, my response is respectful, measured and introspective. Maybe my detractor has a point.

Understanding

I have learned to use criticism to evaluate myself. It is super important to listen to what others have to say. Objective intent can actually teach something. Yet truth hurts if you let it; there is perspective in a haters criticism, you only have to find it.

A lot of judgement from others can create anger. Remember, they are not the ones who provoke our emotions. I am the one who gets to choose my response to negative comments.

Application

Negativity is everywhere, you can’t to get away from it. Everyone will not embrace your art. Use that as motivation; have appreciation for where you are right now.

Conformity is super comfortable. Avoid the pressure of caving into a critic’s observations together with maintaining your individuality.

Our process of creativity involves independent thinking and motivation. Our belief systems and character can come under attack but we can use this to show critics that they are incorrect in their observations. Displaying attainment and accomplishment quiets the doubters and haters.

Take pride in your achievement, succeeding when critics would have you fail.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 26

Featuring Dylan Hughes

Bassist, Composer, Singer, Arranger, Engineer, Video Host

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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 thought. Their songs outright suck. They just don’t care. You know what? There is amazing freedom in that.

Everything In The World Comes From Something That Already Exists

My friends who write songs of prolific drudgery, they can not be accused of not creating with flow, because it flows, like, down hill.

Passion is a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or a compelling desire for someone or something. In the case of this blog, it is music.

The zeal for music can range from interest or admiration, to a burning obsession.

I have another set of friends who have bi weekly jam sessions. Never mind they jam on the same set of tunes year in and year out. There is usually a healthy mix of alcohol and weed. You know, they love it. I haven’t noticed significant improvement in their skill set. I’m not sure that is important, rather, the significance lies in the camaraderie.

Desire

It’s been written: a desire fueled by passion will bring about the greatest results in life.

Passion can push us through challenging situations. Because of desire to live our dreams, passion fuels our actions. Funny, often we have no idea how much can be accomplished until we push ourselves.

Passion can propel us through challenging situations, not concerning ourselves with the commitment to action. If we want to live our dreams, there is a willingness to push through to what ever we decide.

For me, passion for music started as a child. I remember often times being by myself and writing songs. Our parents had given us a cassette recorder/player, with a microphone. I would spend hours pretending to run a radio station, singing, making my own playlist.

Is passion the province of nerds and geeks? What once were hobbies became obsession; I would do this even if I had never made a dime. After all this time spent working towards and desiring greater outcome, here I am, Geek it is.

The world does not understand why I should devote my life to the pursuit of elevating my skill set, more over, comprehend my reasons to only be around others who appreciate this endeavor. I have to shut out almost everything else to achieve my self appointed tasks. If the world doesn’t understand, I really don’t care.

The Weirdo Within

I have gone in to full nerd mode. Even when I had put down music for years, it still led to obsession. The thought would never leave me.

The question has always been, what if? The desire has never left my mind.

I think the things we could all agree upon is what passion represents – Drive, enthusiasm, limitless energy, motivation, the thrill of hourly achievement. Zealousness drives me to study, practice and embrace process. Raw excitement propels itself into ambition. Some might consider it a curse.

Yeah, self imposed. Who knows better than I?

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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 wanted this at seven. As I grew older, the importance coalesced more and more into my thought process. I wanted to play music, be immersed with people who thought the same way, deep in those relationships.

I choose to do this yet it feels like it chose me.

Call it compulsion, if you will.

Love

I love to, I love to, I love to. Sitting in front of the flat screen, editing away into the night, wood shedding hour after hour, playing out. Does it get any better?

Which leads to a calling. Anything I have done has never been as satisfying; love, jobs, sports and business ownership. Anything worth doing needs to involve music, right down to my spiritual life. Emotional trouble and anxiety ensue if there is no focus on musicality.

As I am more and more entrenched I have more belief. Each action is faith in motion, each act reinforces the direction I am pining for.

Excitement

At times prospects of what can be achieved seem limitless. It’s an eyes wide open, marveling at the possibilities, sort of thing. Opportunity is everywhere and alternate paths to my destination abound.

Why not be excited? It’s akin to being a kid in a candy shop, in addition to Christmas Morning. What is today’s gift? I can’t wait to unwrap it.

Association

Artistically driven people understand me. There is commonality among us. In this area of life there are no meaningless coincidences; my path seems clear.

One of my podcast guests brought up the sacredness of our habits and mind sets. It really is a correlation of practice, creation and performance which verges on the religious. It is analogous to being in a constant state of prayer, participating with a musical illuminati, the enlightened ones.

I hang with people I like, people who inspire me, who make me laugh. I try to stay away from people who spout negativity, who are close minded and toxic.

Happiness is a choice.

Vision

There’s no definition to certain success. To do so almost surely predicts failure. Keeping an eye on the prize doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to win it. Yet the focus on attainment can deliver unsuspected rewards. Maybe that release date has been delayed, but what did you learn in the process. Did you come out smarter and more resilient? Perhaps that sets the stage for the next level of achievement.

Nothing is going to change tomorrow. Because nothing is going to change, I give myself permission to improve and to fail, making the slightest change today, tomorrow and everyday after. I move closer to my objectives while at the same time keeping my line of sight clear and focused.

Momentum, Baby, is everything.

Ambition

If something exists, then it must be possible.

Every day matters. Aspiration accomplished is the result of compounded daily tasks. Reaching inside of ourselves, moving forward, taking on the inconvenience and sacrifice of time, panting after our hopes; these things move us forward.

Things we have set our eyes upon won’t come to us in one day. Throw goals out the window. There is only process and habit. What ever you are aspiring to achieve – practice, practice, practice.

Accomplishment

Learning something new can take time. If it is worth having, worth mastering, there is nothing that negates the task. It’s in those daily victories which express who I am.

Understanding musical notation does not make you a musician. It is through years of practice, developing your subconscious automatic response to performance, which makes you a performer.

The world rewards energy and motion. It favors action over inaction, even if the results seem uncertain. I adhere strongly to this principle, regarding it as a positive approach to life.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 25

Featuring William Kenower

Author, Lecturer, Coach

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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 Transfer won’t complete a download, or what ever. Zoom chokes again. You can always count on Zoom to choke.

I know I should be more patient, they are only inanimate objects, but come on, just work.

Welcome To The 21st Century

Frustration seems to be amplifying. I’m pissed off that I don’t have an Areocar. Isn’t that the promise of the Jetson’s? A 2001 Space Odessey foretold moon bases and space station hotels and the like. Where are those things that simplify our lives?

I tried to set up Logic Pro to record my Zoom Meetings. Where are the commands and links? I can’t find them. Standard operational procedure requires at least five failed repetition of instructions before I get it.

Just this morning I yelled at my iPhone. Apparently there was no internet connection. Odd, lap top and iPad were working.

Patience, little One, patience. Don’t let those little annoyances bother you.

My P.C. lap top ended up on the wall.

“That will be the last unauthorized down load you’ll ever make!”

Ever seen a lap top crushed by impact?

Funny, the store where I bought my Mac took it as a trade in. What’s that tell you?

Years ago I was driving through the city on an icy December morning. So much ice that the pick up truck next to me started careening into other lanes. I calmly sped up and moved to the right shoulder. The pick up smashed into a car next to me. My heart rate didn’t budge and I was as calm as can be. Facing death, I had no reaction, but when it comes to these blasted flat screens, profanity can fly.

Perhaps the complications of an unbalanced personality.

Oh Yeah, The Software Learning Curve

Oh vacuous stare. I gaze listlessly into the flat screen. How come I can’t figure out the next command? The instructions were very explicit; this procedure leads to the next alternate. Right?

Wrong!

Not only am I challenged by software, but by a new piece of hardware, as well.

Case in point – My Alesis ML-9600. It is a great piece of mastering hardware. When I was using a Digi 002 and Command 8 control surface, I would use the Alesis as a summing mixer. That thing sat in the box for a year and a half before I broke it out. I may go back to using it; the digital to analog conversion on it is pretty awesome.

You know, I think they tried harder in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. I really do. The competition amongst rival companies led to some pretty outstanding Hard Drive Recorders and Digital Workstations.

Case in point – Melodyne. I first encountered Melodyne when I downloaded Pro Tools 7. I thought it must be pretty cool because it was endorsed by Peter Gabriel. Good enough for Pete? Good enough for me.

Oh Lord, the learning curve.

Even with helpful instructional videos, I would stare dazedly into my monitor. Flat screens were too expensive back then.

The eternal void filled my brain, unable to comprehend commands necessary for execution. After much yelling at the computer screen, I decided to ignore the program. The thought was, “One day I will understand.”

After several years of upgrades, I finally got it. Melodyne is now pretty darn intuitive. Thank you; I now dance in my captains chair as opposed to cursing the programmer’s mom. That’s not a way to behave; she is probably a pretty nice person.

Oh Internet, Let Me Bow Before You

You know it’s bad when your supposedly high band width connection bogs down because every household in your neighborhood uses the same provider. That connection is lightning fast at midnight, forget about daytime.

Looks like it’s time to use my Personal Hotspot. I’m not sure this internet service thing has much life left.

Oh yeah, let’s not forget some of those free cloud transfer services. Talk about lack of reliability.

They want me to pay for an upgrade?

I may have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night.

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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

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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 they’re hatched. I’ve got great expectations. The only thing I can control is process. I’m not able to control outcome.

Don’t let the cat out of the bag. How does this apply? Maybe if I’m planning a surprise party or trying to bury the nefarious shadow part of my soul. I am happy to share anything I know or can do. I know there are secrets. Where do I find them? How to do stuff, DIY, instructional You Tube videos, all of it is out there to grab.

A stitch in times saves nine. I’m not much on mending. I understand the concept. This applies to relationships. Many times my foot ends up in my mouth. I try to be as sincerely apologetic as possible; my intent is not to be cruel, just funny.

Sometimes I can’t see the forest for the trees. Do you get caught up in details which often times distract from the process and goal? Often I have to re-examine priorities; deadlines are important. Accountability to quality and accuracy supersedes timeliness. Sometimes not.

More Wisdom

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. Super important to be content with what I have. After completing a task go to the next.

Try walking in my shoes. Or even worse, try getting into my head. I try to see things from the perspective of others.

The early bird gets the worm. How about those campers getting in line for those concert tickets?

Birds of a feather, flock together. I love hanging around people who think like I do. My People, my people, these are my people.

You can’t change the past. Nothing lasts forever, and it never does.

There’s always another fish in the sea. My girlfriend left me and Dad tried to help. Awe, the hopes and dreams of youth.

Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone. The joy and pain of love.

Any port in a storm. That didn’t work either. Enough about girl friends.

You Getting Smart Yet?

It’s all water under the bridge. Those things that divided us, that’s not important anymore.

No pain, no gain. Why, if I had a dollar for every time…yep, driving a Lamborghini.

Out of sight, out of mind. Buried under my desk’s clutter are many important tasks. They need tending to. Or do they?

It is more blessed to give than receive.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 23

Featuring Robert Brewer

Rob Shares Music Industry Insight

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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 element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” Thucydides

“The first and greatest victory is to conquer self.” Plato

“He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. – Seneca

Develop Your Abilities

There are only two results of our decisions: the discomfort and inconvenience of discipline or the outcomes of dismay and remorse for our life choices. It’s not enough that we have talent; the key is to manage and develop our abilities . Understanding our reasons for process and implementing consistent habits will help us achieve our desired outcomes. I understand outcomes can verge on the miraculous; an expectation I live by.

My view of discipline isn’t a form of punishment or reprimand (there aren’t any five year olds in my house). I choose to act upon learning, training and study.

My discipline requires action regulated to be in accordance with my own self-governance. I have learned that to excel I have had to become victorious over me. Doing tasks others won’t even consider gives me leverage over my personal desires and outcomes.

Discipline Is What We Do For Ourselves

Discipline comes from myself; it does not come from another person’s standards, yet can be inspired by their example. On my path, I apply discipline to learning and application to see results in personal objectives.

It is a personal dynamic which originates within us. I do my work for it’s own sake, not for appreciation of others, their attention or financial gain. Yet, to be honest, those things are in the back of my mind.

Habits

Understanding and religiously practicing the habits I have put in to place are showing up as daily successes. Discipline and perseverance can be used as mechanisms for seeking out the how and why. It is important to have better choices, more options, more flexibility and more time for endeavors that are crucial.

The first thing about perseverance? Not giving up.

The idea is to keep going and achieve results. Sticking with it may be the best way we can measure success.

Most of us aren’t geniuses. Believe me, I hang our around a lot of geniuses. I have to keep plugging away, focus and work as hard as I am capable to even follow in their wake.

Defeating The Reptile Within

I am learning how to conquer my lizard brain; it just wants to set in front of the TV and wait for my next meal. They say perseverance is representative of courage. I’m not out defeating lions, tigers and bears or overcoming dependence. I’m not exactly sure what sort of courage “they” are talking about. All I know is that my higher brain wants to breakthrough and accomplish goals.

In the course of a day, we can engage in several activities which spur on learning. Perfect practice makes perfect. I will continue engaging in the processes I have decided upon. The results will be revealed.

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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

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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 artists, their successes and flat out grit. Their narrative helps me grasp influences which have contributed to who they are. This will help answer questions I may have and expedite personal trials.

I hope to understand my place in music culture by observing those who have come before me, giving serious consideration to their learned experience. There is credence to these view points because I seek multi-dimensional understanding and appreciation, inclining to know the how and why.

One of the things I hope to avoid, as much as possible, is western ethnocentricity. My challenge has been to seek out musical context from multinational sources. So much of today’s international music is influenced by western ideals and process; there in lies the challenge. Hats off to Bollywood for embracing almost 20 percent of the world’s musical heritage, and yet…

A lot of my search is biographical in nature. The references I seek and embrace are racial, societal and gender related; including technical and theoretical view points. Observing and denoting these personal accounts allows me to strip down my misunderstandings of perspective. I have carried many prejudices and misconceptions since the arrival of life’s first flames of musical passion.

Alternatives are limitless in today’s choices of influence.

All music has roots representing different aspects of geography, religion, ethnicity, and civics. What truly amazes me is how much diversity constitutes different styles in contrasting cultural regions.

Yet there remain similarities.

Much of that is attributed to basic fundamentals of melody and rhythm. Our individual nature extends in to the deepest levels of human psyche and therefore we can’t help but be influenced by primary attributes. Cultures and societies might embrace their music as indigenous to their shared experience when in fact those influences have been absorbed from cross pollination of varying narratives.

What are possible variables of musical influence? As aforementioned, technical ability, religious influences, access to technology, corporate belief systems, climate and geography. The emotions and ideas that music expresses, the situations in which music is played and listened to, a culture’s attitude toward musicians, vary between regions and periods.

Music must have been present in every society from the foundations of human existence. I believe the first music was created in Africa, or where ever we can trace the origin of our species.

Thoughts on this include the origin of instrumentation.

Simply picking up a couple of large rocks and smacking them together rhythmically (the original Rock Music), or beating on a fallen log. It probably didn’t take long to develop a desire for melody. In the end, melody is far more fascinating than pounding out a percussive structure of twos and threes. Yet those twos and threes are foundational of harmony.

Amazing that it can all be traced back to the simplest forms of structure.

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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

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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 you have been struggling with will make your day and build confidence.

Success can have many different interpretations. There are all sorts of aspirations: from hanging with friends, doing some jamming, drinking and smoking, to the highest levels of accomplishment.

The world, especially here in the United States, defines success in financial terms. Can it have a broader definition? I have heard that financial acquisition just alleviates worry about money. What’s left is everything else.

Here are some challenges I have encountered.

Complacency – Often it lies in tandem with being content where we are. Is the concept of accomplishment thrilling and exciting? Is there passion in the cause? Does it fire you up to see what’s next and what further progress lies in your future?

Fearfulness – There are lots of great ideas out there. I know, because I think of them all the time. Putting that great idea into action is another game altogether. What if this objective takes me away from my comfort zone?

Uncertainty – The reality is summed up readily: what if I don’t triumph in my efforts? Well, you might not end up at the place you had envisioned. There may be that gnawing feeling that you aren’t capable enough or even deserving the reward. Perseverance is everything. I have heard it said over and over, again and again, this is not sprint but a marathon. Is it a matter of how fast we run 42 kilometers, or is it the accomplishment of just crossing the finish line? That, by itself, is a huge deal.

Inactivity – To make that great idea come to fruition requires massive effort. Isn’t it easier to watch a flat screen, observing others achieving destiny, than to act upon it one’s self.

Diversion – Friends, family and social life; these are tenets of our societal contract. Yet attainment is usually done in isolation. Great sculpture usually isn’t created watching a football game with our buddies and beer. It’s a challenge to provoke yourself to action, knowing full well that associations need to be limited.

Connectivity – Are you around people who are an inspiration? Who are you hanging with? Do you have a coach, a mentor, a person who has gone before you who knows the ropes? Like minded people who are on a path similar to yours can be found almost anywhere. God made the internet; use it.

Hyperbole – It’s everywhere. Fake it till you make it, a premise of many network marketing concepts of which I have been involved. Self aggrandizement is prevalent on tons of social media. Deception often has a way of coming back around to haunt you. Keeping promises to others and yourself is super important; say what you do, do what you say. A great teacher once said, “Let your yes be yes, and your no be no…”

Ungratefulness – Do you remember from where you have come? Who helped you along the way? What gifts were you given? What events have brought you to this point? Who is on your team? Who loves you? What circumstances have made today a good day? Is it good to just breathe? What compulsions influenced your venture into the foray? These are some examples which deserve thankfulness.

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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

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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 a parroting of various courses offered by universities.

Does this define my consideration of vision?

Practicing vision gives me the chance to close my eyes and see the fulfillment of my dreams and aspirations. If I were where I wanted to be, how would that appear? It’s been said a person should visualize the end point of the journey and work backwards; what contributed to the trek and how did it look?

I’m not talking about visualizing world peace, eliminating hunger, solving homelessness or any of humanities nobler goals. I recognize vision for these virtuous ends as super important, but it seems like a crazy hallucination. There is so much I can not change.

My Vision Is Personalized

Any of my two to five year plans didn’t work; did they for you? Besides, if you are like me you change your mind a lot. It doesn’t mean a person is a flake or indecisive. Particulars and circumstances are not static; perhaps therein lies a bit of wisdom in rearranging my thought process.

The most important vision I can actualize is for myself and for my family.

In the past I have floundered along with out being able to see my destination. At most times my line of sight was directed towards what others thought I should be looking for. Family, corporation, church, girl friends, chums…Funny thing, there are a whole lot of people out there who are willing to tell me what my vision should be, but who are actualizing their line of sight as if it were mine.

And They Wonder How Come I’m Not Smarter

Always, in the front and back of my mind, I have had to be involved in music. I can’t, nor do I want to, leave it behind. Put music down, sell all my gear and after season I would be right back at it.

There are tons of people more qualified and far more successful, so why pursue it? The thing is, I can’t comprehend giving up.

Over the years what I have seen in my future changes. From the heady days of spending month after month on the road, quietly playing in weekend club bands, working in original acts, writing music, to putting together my own recording studio. The vision I had at twenty two is not the vision I have today.

Vision ties in with things I’m passionate about. When there was no line of sight, or when I lived in the expectations of others, there was no real excitement, no anticipation, just mindless wandering. I am now able to see past the garbage and work towards that which does not yet exist. What I imagine is an out come tied to my understanding of myself, my thoughts, my situation.

Those who have thought and conceptualized their vision for me also have directed me on a path of fulfillment. “Do this and that,” they say, “and you will realize the other thing. Listen to my words and do as so-and-so did and blah, blah, blah…”

We are not often told how much a person needs to put aside to realize their dreams. I am not willing to sacrifice for someone else’s vision. What once delighted me as far as social expectations and responsibilities are now sidelined with not a single regret.

I’m sure that those who have gone before us did not walk down a perfectly straight line; they did not hit every road marker that identified their highway, did not celebrate every little victory and achievement, their plotted course wasn’t always true north. But what they could do was communicate eloquently where they saw themselves headed and deal with challenges in the way. They fought, and continue to fight, the good fight.

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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 applies to music, the studio and related various projects.

Am I putting up a facade and hoping you buy it? Maybe. Inflating a version of my true self allows me to relax and play the style of my projected character.

I got that going for me, which is nice.

Does this make me a lot like you?

In the Wizard of Oz, did you notice the only person who knew the wizard was bluffing was Toto?

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Because of his projection of confidence and power, all of Oz thought he was more than he was.

We are all deeply flawed. Pretending that it is otherwise would be silly. How many times have I been wrong in a situation where I thought I was dead to rights in my beliefs?

I’m really bad at predicting the future. That’s why we have experts and they, also, are usually wrong.

I have found asking a lot of questions lends to the appearance of having control of a situation. In this process, I think of things I’m good at, which is a reminder of my determination and abilities.

I truly enjoy people and their successes. The way I look at it, if you succeed in an endeavor, I win, because I can look at you and take notes.

Getting back to ego…as an artist it is super hard to separate myself from the implications of my craft. I want to hear that all my ideas are amazing, when they probably aren’t. I certainly don’t want my ego making decisions for me. That’s not practicable.

So I will continue this practice of dialing my ego up and down as the situation warrants. Sometimes people want to hear how good I think I am, but most times not. They want me to hear how good they think they are.

Blaze on warrior, and I’ll follow. Maybe you will have the giant’s shoulders I’ll stand upon.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 20

Featuring Darnell Scott

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

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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 realize that the process can be perfected by constantly composing. I have one friend who can throw together lyrics, chord progression, melody and arrangement in such a brief time it will make your head spin. I mean, ready for production, done. Wow, prolific would be an under statement.

I have another friend who says you can’t teach good song writing. A person can be guided on a path, but time always reveals whether the direction holds true. Analogous to a person with good character: a child can be taught good examples, but it takes living life to see whether those traits hold true.

And yet another friend who says most song writers can’t write their way out of a paper bag. God, truth hurts.

The fact of the matter, I have many, many friends and associates in music who are indeed genius. Intelligence seems to to be the dominate characteristic of all art forms.

Truly, the concept is mind blowing. I can’t think of a single musician I know, regardless of skill level, who, at the very least, is not an amazingly insightful and deeply thoughtful human being. It’s almost scary stuff.

In art, intellect of some form or degree is the most important trait. Maybe that is a blanket statement; nothing I have experienced would disprove my belief.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 19

Featuring Danny Godinez

Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer

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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 amazing ability to stay in tune regardless of how much alcohol he consumed. Quantities could be copious; every solo, Harry was at the bar slamming another round.

A Saturday night at the club, and Harry had his game on. For some strange reason, as usual, intoxicated, he decided that he would shut down Robert, our guitar player. He spent the first two sets completely ignoring Robert, showing complete disdain. During the break between set two and three, with out a word, Bob broke down his gear and split. We finished the night as a four piece, and, after getting paid, the bass player and I quit. The keyboard player and Larry only lasted a couple of more gigs.

In another band, Melissa, the lead singer and guitarist, thought pretty highly of herself. We had been together almost five years. The band was an original act, with horn section, and we had three rehearsals a week. Gigs were few and far in between but the act seemed to have a ton of potential.

Lots of blood, sweat and tears went into this one. Half the band had to drive 30 to 40 miles each way for rehearsals, so there was an incredible time spent driving to and from. Melissa offered no reciprocation for those of us who had to commute two hour transit times on urban freeways.

One day, after years of being prepared and accountable, I missed returning a phone call in regards to some sort of band business. Two days later Melissa read me the riot act. After years of dedication, this is the reciprocation I receive? Besides being furious, I walked out of that one.

At this level, there is no such thing as circumstances not being personal. It’s all personal, every single bit of it. We spend hours, day in, day out, week in, week out, month in, month out…

Bob and I took these situations as an affront to our persons, character and effort.

I work way too hard to have my ethic called in to question. Sure, I make mistakes, but those who know me well would never even think of such recourse.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 18

Steve Smith, Percussionist, Music Professional, Engineer, Producer and Author, Shares his Musical Expertise

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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 guilt and self recrimination have literally haunted my thoughts for years, affecting self-esteem and confidence. Sometimes there have been fears of an imagined confrontation from those I have wronged.

Instead of continuing this cycle of mild paranoia, I have decided to embrace the concept of Pronoia. What is Pronoia, you may ask? It is the delusional belief that people are plotting my well being and saying nice things about me behind my back. It might be my own little world but at least they know me there.

So what have I learned?

To not be concerned with how I am perceived by others.

Understanding that speaking insulting words or practicing actions of even casual malice are things that usually can not be taken back.

Clear and defined convictions give me dividing lines and direction that keep me focused on goals.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 17

Featuring Daniel Haff

Award Winning Brewer and Owner of Crooked Label Brewing Company

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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 there have been interruptions and distractions: Love, financial attainment, work commitments, family, you know. A long life’s path are many decisions, good and bad.

I have made a daily habit of searching for new ideas. This been an extremely interesting process. First rule: there is no such thing as a good or bad idea. It’s just an idea. The most important thing is to get the idea out.

I have read that turning over ideas and writing them down actually increases brain strength; approach the brain as a muscle that needs to be exercised. Idea crunches? I don’t know.

Like I said, there are no bad ideas, they are just ideas. I started by just throwing cocepts out there. Example: Go back to school, great thought, right? But is it practicable? For me, no; for some one else, maybe. Ideas are just ideas – be a garbage man, start a deli, walk pets, be a bicycle mechanic, drive an ice cream truck, buy a dry cleaner, work as a grocery clerk…

Here’s the kicker…for me, only one in a thousand ideas is even worth acting upon. So, ten ideas a day times 365 days = 3,650 ideas. If I am lucky, that’s 3 ideas a year that are worthy of follow up. Actually, I think my average is lower.

For an idea to be worth acting upon, it needs to meet criterion, like, is it feasible? Also, is it simple? Does the idea actually resonate with my inner core values? It has to be something that is in line with my passions and goals; if it’s not, I’m not going to be very interested in follow through. Consistency and persistency is the concept I embrace in everything.

I’m not yet a dazzling financial success, but I have embraced the process of growth. I’m blessed in that I have my health and a good, solid foundation in many areas of my life. Everyday I fire my endorphins with different areas of achievement, constantly improving some small area of my life, which will show exponentially at the end of a years practice.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 16

Featuring Adam Puchalski

of Wind Studios

Deciding Instrumentation and Voicings

in Recording Projects

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast 11

An Interview with Knuckles Front Man Dan Manier and Guitarist Sean Hudson

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Finding My Core Values

I have been on a path of discovery. Since I have started blogging I have had to do a lot of inner searching. I understand that I need to be who I am and not try to fake my way through this process. Friends who read my blog have told me that that they can actually hear my voice when they read it.

That is good news. I really desire that I focus on others and get their stories out. The way I see it, we are all in this together, and if we can have our paths converge on different parts of our journeys, more power to all of us.

I’ll scratch your back and you can scratch mine, so to speak.

It seems almost all my projects require collaboration with others. If I had a budget and I could afford to hire musicians out, I would. But funds are limited, knowledge is limited and I can use all the help I can get. I’m not a one person show, nor do I want to be.

I thrive on social interaction. What better way to be sociable than to work and share my passion for music and creativity.

In the midst of trying to achieving these things, what is really needed is a fundamental change in my attitude toward life. I have to learn who I am and that it does not really matter what my expectations may be, but rather what life expects from me. In that, I desire to help as many others as I am able.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast 6

Finding High Quality Guitars On A Budget

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Seven Considerations For Working With A Band

Is there respect? Am I receiving the accreditation I deserve?

Is there reciprocation?

Level of commitment? What are the goals? Is the band a social club, which is fine, if that’s the definition of the band. Does it match my expectations?

Environment. Do you feel comfortable? Are you welcome or are you a door mat?

Politics. Is there an underlying power struggle going within the group? Finding it hard to work with folks? Is flow happening?

Would I spend my free time with the band members? If I am in it for the long haul, I am going to hang in there, thick or thin.

Trust. Would I want my Mother to know these people? Would she except them, enjoy them, love them?

These are things I consider and priorities I set when working with others.

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Goals

My absolute, top priority is to become a better player. Honestly, I believe I require practice four hours per day to actually achieve needed results. I know this is true; when I can consistently commit time day in, day out, week in, week out, I rise above plateaus and keep pressing on.

I have spent years reading self help books, sometimes so formulaic I feel like I’m just absorbing drivel. The usual recipe: write down my goals, visualize, journal, associate with people smarter than me, identify what I want, consistency, persistency, embrace passion. Yep all that.

The biggest take away from all of it? There is no guarantee of outcome. Life is fragile and so much of our journey depends upon good relationships, health, both physical and mental, willingness to work with others and to be able to give of ourselves.

Having done this, maybe I haven’t done enough. What I have learned is that my success is the process; I have not become who I am today without it. Any of my abilities has been developed through patience and humble recognition that there is always more to be done. I can see where I want to go, what I want to do, be it tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. Since I can’t control the outcome, all I can do is control the process.

I have come to a place of acceptance and gratitude. I know, no matter what, I would be driven to improve musically. I have walked away from pursuing music for extended periods of years and perspective has shown me I was immensely unsettled, discontent, facing turmoil, confused and seeking after things which I was not made for.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast Episode 5

Crazy Things Can Happen At Gigs!

An interview with Eric Ritts (Marco Bass Guitars) and Sean Hudson (Guitarist for Knuckles and The Disco Cowboys).

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Embarrassment

We all have been there. Forgetting our vocal line, missing the cue, blowing the arrangement; one domino falls over and the entire band goes with it. As uncomfortable as it can be, revealing our disappointment on stage, telling the audience how badly its been blown with body language and comments to one another, should never occur.

I, for one, take mistakes very personally. I believe I can perform at a higher standard, never comparing myself to others, but comparing myself to myself. My personal standards are much too high and that’s not right to lay on someone else.

They, who ever they are, say that public speaking is considered one the most fearful experiences a person can have. How about botching parts on stage and throwing everyone off? Particularly annoying is working with sequences and not playing the proper arrangement: oops, that was the chorus but here we all are at a verse.

How do you fake your way out of that? Well, you just do. Sometimes you stop; it can’t be taken back.

How about most of the band being half in the bag by first down beat? Don’t worry, by the third set they will all be fully in; that’s when the fun starts.

One of the things I love about all of this is how thick my skin has become; it is becoming ever more difficult to shame myself. I used to become mortified at mistakes but now I recognize blunders as Standard Operating Procedure. I attribute my complacency to error as part of a humans ability to adapt. My personal evolution has gone from being disconcerted by failure to owning the mistake. Let’s just see if I can consciously repeat the flub next measure. Call it technique.

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Mackncheeze Podcast Episode 4

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Yep, lent a drum throne to a one my drummer friends. Never saw it again. Hey man, that ain’t a book, it’s a drum throne; it has importance and a purpose.

Drove the band across state, did any one offer to help with gas?

Booked the gig, provided the P.A., set up the equipment and the vocalists arrive five minutes before down beat.

Provided the rehearsal space but still got fired from the band, “Hey Man, can we still rehearse here?”

Gave the client a pre mix, they used it for their project, never paid me.

Lent out a powered speaker to a friend, had to go get it at someone else’s house.

To quote The Bard himself, “So shines a good deed in a weary world.”

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