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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...
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...
Hyberbole, Standard Operating Procedure

Hyberbole, Standard Operating Procedure

Aggrandize, to increase the power or reputation of something. For me, it implies some sort of exaggeration.  It is endemic in the world of music.  Please understand, I am as guilty as the next person when it comes to past pretence.   I see it in Facebook adds.  I see...
Prodigy

Prodigy

So I’m hanging in the lobby waiting for my lesson, listening to what I perceive as a high school student laying down a super congruent groove. I’m saying to myself, ‘Man, I wish I could have played like that when I was 17’. This goes on for...