I deleted this section on October 11th, 2020 because I didn't care for what I had written. Stay tuned for an update.
Music creation is a pursuit devoted to the manipulation of the sensibilities and emotions of others. It is an exercise in the wielding of power. It asks for nothing, and gives the same.
To write a song that is as bad as, and as good as, "Louie, Louie."
I would allow dogs to rule the cosmos, and EVERYONE knows why.
"Fountain of Sorrow" by Jackson Browne.
Jeff Beck - Aretha Franklin - The musicians who performed the music for the cartoons of the 1940's and the 1950's
I do not believe in inspiration. I believe in WORK.
Any distinct message that I would espouse would be found within a particular song. I don't adhere to any overall philosophy.
Ecstatic and embarrassed at the same time.
The reality is chaotic. Almost everything about the business could be improved, but it won't be.
As a longtime member, my opinion is that Drooble is a fantastic idea that has been poorly administrated.
Where do I start? Lack of respect for what we do, unless we're successful. Egocentric and unreliable musicians. Poor, sporadic income. Industry dishonesty.
I support local venues with my patronage and I offer advice and emotional reinforcement to developing musicians. I attend local open mics. I only buy from local music stores unless there is no other option.
Perseverence - Patience - Organizational skills - The unmitigated gall to self-promote.
I don't know of any that people have never heard of.