Tag: music performance

  • The Compelling Reasons

    The Compelling Reasons

    Why are we driven to do the things we do? I can only speak for myself and what are my compelling reasons. Need I have to play music, record and associate with like-minded people. There is no choice. How do I know? There have been seasons when I have not been musically involved. The results…

  • 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 You Tube Can we help you? Thank you for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.

  • Music As History

    Music As History

    Looking into music as history allows me to see the past, encountering persons, places 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.…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 20

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 20

    Featuring Darnell Scott Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist Can we help you in any way? Thank You for following. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 15

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 15

    Sarah Pinzon, L.A. Recording and Session Artist, Lead Singer of Hell’s Belles Think you got what it takes to make it in the L.A. studio scene? Sarah Pinzon works as a session player and artist. Check out Mackncheeze Podcast # 15 and find out if you have the grit to do likewise. Can we help…

  • K.I.S.S.

    K.I.S.S.

    Keep It Simple Stupid I first learned of the K.I.S.S. concept in college jazz lab band. The professor, a horn player by the name of Bart, introduced the notion to soloists. I loved Bart; he was awesome. Evidently there are two ways to interpret K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid, or, Keep It Simple, Stupid. I…

  • Drama, Don’t Leave Home Without It

    I’m astounded at what a comfort zone drama can be. Personally, I try to minimize conditions which allow for its growth. Politics, avoid politics. Some folks crave ongoing bad news and having vitriol for public figures. Yes, it is deserved, but there are more interesting subjects that get my panties tied into a knot. I…

  • John Passarelli

    Artist Focus John Passerelli Has Been Local Force In The Seattle Area For Decades Mackncheeze: My first question-who are you? John: I have some cute answers. I consider myself to be, how do I put this, a positively charged rhythmic and melodic confluence of heart and mind. That’s my musical self, which is most of…

  • On Bullshit

    Book Review It might seem odd that I would do a book review on a subject that we all are familiar with. I couldn’t resist. Shopping at the local bookstore, title screaming at me, I had to pick it up. Turns out Harry G Frankfurt is a Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. His resume…

  • Absurdity

    The times are changing. It seems so much moves so quickly that is getting harder to keep up. Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s my look of perceptive skills, probably, it’s the alcohol. Looking for my sunglasses while I’m wearing them. Another pointless meeting at the job. One more cancelled studio date because people don’t…

  • Life Is Precious

    Back in the day, when gigs were booked by the week, we played a one month stint in small coastal town. Four live music venues, tons of bars, and some pretty good restaurants. The local industry survived on fishing. Quite a prosperous place. In a town such as this, it was quite natural to develop…

  • Distractions

    A Normal Morning In My House Get out of bed, wander down to the coffee maker, get some Joe brewing, wander over to the lap top, fire it up, oops, my feet are cold, wander back up stairs, put on some socks. I got to pee, wander in to the bathroom, pick up the tooth…

  • The Brave New World and Corporate Technology

    It’s a brave new world out there. Corporate technology is at the forefront of the surveillance of citizens. Social media….. Everyone of us who participates willingly hands over every bit of information that our sign-up requests. ¬†George Orwell thought it was going to be the state. ¬†Actually, our government does not have to concern itself…