No this isn't about religion as such. It is about how things that we are doing may be things that people before us have seen happen before and warned against. Yet on we go with strategies that have failed before as though they will work otherwise for us. Moses went up the mountain - did… Continue reading False Gods & Easy Roads – Do you follow them? Are you giving your Best?
From a couple of Q asked on Quora asking why: making derivative works - chewing up someone else's song - was not ok (asked in tones suggesting it should be ok - with no cost attached)the usual one-eyed, won't we all get sued seeing every note or every melody has been done before This was… Continue reading Why breaching Copyright is so wrong – understanding Intellectual Property
This album is an idea that has been with me for almost the whole 30 years I have been composing. I did make an album based around the Tree Of Life back in 2000 but it never felt like the right time to do the cards. Until it did. After Isabel, the Tarot album seemed… Continue reading Tarot I: The Fool's Journey
I have had cause to observe this many times, particularly in the last 10 years. It used to be that while we desired great good fortune, we accepted that there is probably somewhere between here & there that we can be considering as a happy outcome. If nothing else, living is in the daily journey.… Continue reading All or Nothing – the dangers of an extreme mindset
I just watched an interview with Kim Jung Gi. I had never heard of the guy. He's a Korean Cartoonist who has a tremendous style & output. I guess the video appeared to me because he uses a brush pen and I was just looking at one because my old one is dying. Kim Jung… Continue reading Story – How Do I Find the Stories I Tell?
Way back, before the Middle Ages, we lived in a Brutal world - one where anyone could own anyone else. The sword, club, or pointy stick made right. End of story. We survived, either by owning the pointiest stick or by keeping our head down around the person who did. The Middle Ages brought a… Continue reading Living in a Post-Manners World
I saw that there was a new version of Reaper with all these apparent improvements to how it looks and therefore flows to work with. Reason has got its shiny new Rack VST - now with added MIDI Out so... I launched Reaper - looks nice - and added a Reason Rack with a Europa.… Continue reading Reaper vs Reason Sound Test
Isabel of Grey Abbey is a true concept album as it works to a clearly defined story. The story is in the form of a classic Gothic style morality tale. Don't expect Goth or Metal as the musical style - even though I was influenced by King Diamond's albums. All the music and artwork was… Continue reading Isabel of Grey Abbey
What did The Revolution really bring us? This article started life on the Q&A site Quora under the title: How do musicians and songwriters make any money when you can listen to any music for free? When you look at the numbers I hope you are horrified at how badly streaming has treated us and… Continue reading Streaming Music is Destroying Music for All. All the Money is gone.
What if I could show you a way to springboard your Art (Music, Painting, Kung Fu, Formula 1 Driving) ahead in massive steps in a really short amount of time? Would you want that? What would it be worth to you and your work? I will admit that uptake for what I offer is not… Continue reading Moving an Artist 7 Years in 3 Days – this is What I Do & How I Do it