Those who wish to be Must put aside the alienation Get on with the fascination – Limelight, Rush You is kind. You is smart. You is important. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H50llsHm3k Then He added, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in his hometown.” – Luke 4:24 Let me start by saying a couple things. […]
Let me make a disclaimer right at the beginning of this. I do not believe in the mystical, metaphysical, spiritual, or cosmic connection to find, free, call, discover, etc. your “voice” as a writer or artist. I do not believe we “manifest” our reality. I see no need or wisdom in the Law of Attraction […]
“Boxes are for holding things, minds are for exploring things.” Throw Away The Box: Origins During a business presentation in Phoenix several years ago, an attendee asked this question during the Q & A. “What did you do with your kids and what did your parents do to make you, and them, think so far […]
A song I wrote back in 2007 as my first marriage headed toward divorce. It reflects the lack of control I felt at the time. While sad, it is still one of my favorites.
Videocast: Throw Away The Box #3 It took me until Friday afternoon to publish my Thursday morning update. Don’t ask… well… I cover songwriting tips, including: My thoughts on critique groups How I find the right lyric Avoiding easy or obvious rhymes Writing the last line first and more.. Finally, I dissect my song, “Do It […]
A short-narrative about writing my song, One Night. The song is available as an individual download or as part of “Where I Belong” – a collection of songs you can get here. I explain writing the song here or you can read about it. The song itself and the lyrics can be found below.
~ view online ~ Yesterday I released my newsletter. In it, I discussed some of the challenges I had with my current recording and a rush of creativity. I’m writing a lot of new songs – and while I am happy with the output, it sort of seemed to be derailing me from recording […]