YouTube Channel

I recently started trying to upload videos to YouTube regularly. There is probably a little bit of quality over quantity in this equation. That is to say, these are not all perfect. I may re-record some. I most likely will…


The Great Unmasking

14 months. I played every gig from March 2020 to May 13, 2021 in a mask. As I wrote previously, it presented challenges. When the CDC finally gave the green light for fully-vaccinated adults to do things like sing without…


Things I've Learned About Singing in a Mask

It's the end of March 2021. The pandemic has been with us for over a year. Things are improving. People are getting vaccinated. I, like many, feel like I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. I…


Step-by-step Release Schedule

File this under "things I wish I knew way before I was in my 50s." This is, apparently, the schedule for releasing a song.

1. Get inspired, write a song. Love the song. Hate the song. Re-write the song. Forget…


Narrative Resonance

Wow. How had I never heard this term until today? Narrative resonance basically refers to people responding to or feeling a connection to a story.

I think that the physics definition of resonance is applicable here. Resonance, that is, defined…


Why is Music Free?

People way smarter than me have theorized about why music has become a free commodity in the post-web era. I don't pretend to have the answers. I think about it a fair amount, though.

Is it because music was easy…


The "Good Enough" Conversation Never Ends

To revisit a bit of what I touched on in the previous post, I think that anyone in a creative pursuit (or most pursuits, it seems to me) is faced with the question of "what is good enough?"

I know…


In Praise of Completion

There are some recent songs up on the website that I would say are not exactly finished. However, I reached a point where I had to essentially abandon them to move on. I'm not saying that this is some unique…