My Money is on the Tortoise

Slow and steady wins the race. Associated with Aesop’s fable of “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Ever since I was reminded by Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows as he rode a pony trailing behind the rest of his expedition who were riding stallions that “slow and steady wins the race,” […]

Finding a Voice

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. – Mahatma Gandhi  With the arrangement of my first song nearing completion and my concentration moving toward the music mix, the upcoming week will be about literally finding a voice to record my first song. Before I share the details, I’ll first […]

A Few Words About Words

If your life had lyrics, would they be any good? – Doug Coupland As I mentioned last week, in creating most of my songs, I generally write the music first and then the lyrics. I think this is for two reasons. First, when I sit down at a keyboard, I hear music, not words. So […]

An Inspired Start

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao-tzu I knew that publicly announcing my goal to arrange and publish twelve songs in twelve months would either motivate me to attack the task squarely on, or feel trapped and rebel. Having previously experienced that rebellion against oneself is counterproductive, I was […]