Monday
Sep212009

Find The Joy

I was thankful for the opportunity to write this article for Eddy and Rick at Inside MusiCast, until I realized that I would have to try to make sense of a career that makes very little sense. Trying to order steps to achieve some sort of successful livelihood in an unstable and insecure business is actually impossible.

In a way, for me, at its very core is the need for the miraculous. I am still doing what I think I love after 37 years. The reason I say, “what I think I love”, is that much of the time I found myself trying to figure out the ever-changing task of figuring out what someone else wanted to hear. That wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it would take some of the joy out of the creative process. This is truly a fact that follows anyone through a career in the music business. I used to say that I could count the number of times I was truly satisfied on one hand.

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Monday
Sep142009

What a Great Life

My friends at Inside MusiCast recently invited me to submit a guest editorial about “musical challenges in respect to creating and playing for TV, live performance, and studio recording.” Wow! I’m honored to share my views on this stuff. I’m clearly much more useful writing an editorial on this subject versus an editorial on, say, fixing the carburetor on your ’82 Chevette or the joys of using thyme in one’s gravy recipe!

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