Are You Making Music, or Are You Making A Noise?

Until only a few years ago if you wanted to represent the concept of music visually, you used something like a graphic of notes and a wavey line. It worked well because it actually represents the flow of notes (story) in music over time. Nowadays music is commonly represented with a Soundcloud “worm”. This may not…

Rock Is Dead – We Killed It Ourselves

This is a companion article and video. Each is a bit different. The article is a lot tighter, and the video is a lot looser*. Tighter Since dawn of the industrial age, tighter has been the goal. A tighter system, with less slack. Tighter connection with customers. Even plastic surgeons deliver tighter skin. No one…

Communication – Building or Destroying?

Your job as an Artist is to communicate. So you just want to make a quick noise and become famous, with everyone falling over themselves to view your sex tape on YouTube? That ain’t art it is self-aggrandizement. Sure, it is a thing that many Rock & Pop musicians indulge in a bit to appear…

The New Music Industries and How to Succeed in them

There are many pundits who write about the music industry. Some of those are “bibles” written to help aspiring artists navigate the seemingly complex game. Now I’m not gonna be much different but I am going to make suggestions that may run counter to what you think and so probably want to reject. Your choice…

In Conversation with Didi Oviatt – an Author

Please meet Didi Oviatt. Didi writes and self-publishes books like “Search For Maylee”, “Aggravated Momentum”, “The Stix”, and “New Age Lamians” as well as her own Blog about writing which has some distinct parallels to my own posts. Didi is also a columnist at The Conscious Talk Magazine, an online outlet for diverse intelligent readers.…

Lesson 10: Interview with Iron Will

This last lesson isn’t a lesson in the obvious way. I won’t be talkin’ at ya like normal. This time I will be letting us all learn from the experience (and choices) of others. We are going to have a discussion with Iron Will a Metal band out of Boston U.S.A. who have very recently let…