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Lessons Learned and Preparation

For those following along from last week’s post, the transportation situation is still in flux, so booking shows farther afield is on hold at present.  That said, I’m doing all […]

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Rolling With The Punches

Being a gigging musician, by definition, tends toward needing transportation.  Sometimes life has other plans, and this week seems to be one of those times. With my primary vehicle down […]

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Streaming Themes

So, last weekend I had the online Firefly themed concert.  It was both different and the same.   Having Dave Falk join me really enhanced the dynamic, and audience participation […]

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Branching Out

I’ve been tasked with doing something with my music that I hadn’t considered, and am not adequately trained for.  It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention, so […]

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Concert Window Preparation

In case you hadn’t heard, I’m performing live from my home on the 19th, via the concertwindow.com platform.   The complexity of these online concerts varies from a cell phone […]

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Making A List, Checking It Twice

Ramping up my online presence, unifying and branding my content across various platforms, and generating content that is both higher in caliber and in regularity. Let’s just say it’s a […]

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EP planning

So, last week, I wrote of my album planning progress, and touched briefly on a few EP project ideas.  Not one to do things in half measures, I’ve been nailing […]

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Album Planning

I’ve been writing songs for a while now, and while a great many of those aren’t album worthy, much like the monkeys and typewriters metaphor, after enough songs have been […]

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Songwriting Challenges

I’ve been participating in various songwriting challenges for a few years now. They come in all shapes and sizes, with various criteria, and definitely have their place in honing your […]

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New Year, New Options

I’ve been wanting to acquire a Presonus iTwo interface since I first read about their pending release.  Nothing I’ve read about them since they hit the market had changed my […]

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