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Feel Like a Number (I'm not a number)

Posted on February 9, 2014 with 0 comments
Trying to work through it, people...the self-doubt, the self-loathing, the Seasonal Affective Disorder I think we all get to some degree this time of year. Tonight I applied for a second part-time job. Feeling like a cog in a wheel these days much more than an "artiste." Screw all that bloated sense of self-importance and all the blah-blah-blah "my life is so wonderful and my independent music career rocks" bullshit that everyone on pedals on social media. Sometimes life sucks (even though we all have SO much to be grateful for if we'd stop our belly aching and count our blessings) and I'm just too honest to disguise that fact. BUT!!!...we listened to some more of the record last night and it's got some pretty tasty tracks. So, there's that. 

Luxurious vs Survival

Posted on September 9, 2013 with 0 comments
Geez, I cannot get motivated to work on this record. It seems insurmountable. Maybe that should be the album title: Insurmountable. Mom has been really sick, in and out of the hospital. Life itself is just too much right now. Making a record seems like such a luxury. I'm not in luxurious mode. I'm in survival mode. It feels like I have something really special here, and that makes me fear it all the more. It could be great - if I sing great vocals, if Tom plays great guitar parts, if we make great production decisions? TOO MUCH.

New Release News

Posted on July 24, 2013 with 0 comments

We are recording 6 more tracks for my third release on August 20th. Very excited!!!

Music Sandwich

Posted on June 29, 2013 with 0 comments
What a week! My part-time job of the past 7 years changed locations and my mom had surgery. She came through fine. I somehow managed to sandwich all that stress with a Pat Benatar show at the beginning of the week and an all-star bluegrass show at The Station Inn on Friday night. Blows my mind that I can get within spitting distance of Jerry Douglas playing dobro.

Too-Much-Information Age

Posted on May 18, 2013 with 0 comments
I am an artist. But I am not much of a self-promoter. And I am not much on social networking these days. I don't know where we're going with this all bragging, politicking, and gut spilling that we've become so accustomed to doing and reading. We all feel this way sometimes, right - the need to unplug? I realize that it is music career suicide to fail to engage. Maybe after a break I will enthusiastically rebound. Maybe once the record gets underway I will be so anxious for people to hear it that I will take to the digital mountaintop to shout about it. Bear with me while I make music and recharge my battery.

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