Quiet time. Time to think, reflect - and blog. That's something that's been missing for a while. Things at the radio station are going very well. Just like any new endeavor, it's taken a bit of time to settle into a routine. Not to mention, as I get more comfortable (and folks around the office … Continue reading A Quiet Saturday Afternoon
Wow! That year just flew by! I can't believe I'm sitting here, minutes before midnight, looking back on the whirlwind that was 2015. I must confess that most of my previous "whirlwind years" have been primarily due to hardships - illness, financial struggles, and so on. But this past year has been verrrrry different! This … Continue reading 2016 Already?!?
I've often thought of pitching a reality show that follows a composer around in their day-to-day activities. I mean a real reality show, with the person in the career they had long before the reality show started. Something you know they'll still be doing long after it ends. Then I realize what the show would … Continue reading My New Reality Show
I love September. In many ways, it feels like a re-birth to me. Rehearsals start up again for Samba Laranja and the CNY Flute Choir. The concert season begins in earnest for most music and arts organizations. Days are breezy, nights are wonderfully cool, leaves are showing the first signs of turning. It's as though … Continue reading Three Songs Re-launch
It's official. My Kickstarter campaign did not get funded. Needless to say, I’m disappointed. And poorer in the end, of course, since I'll be paying for it all myself now. But what I really am is incredibly disheartened. I realize I’ve never been a social guru. I was never part of the “popular” crowd in … Continue reading A Kickstarter Summary
This Kickstarter campaign for my Three Songs recording and performance has me thinking a LOT about money recently. (Surprised? Didn't think so.) As of this post, I have 23 backers, and I truly can't thank them enough for showing their support and belief in this project. I've also had LOTS of folks sharing, and talking, … Continue reading Funding New Music
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I am making a more dedicated effort toward listening. I'm discovering (and re-discovering) a lot of works in my CD library, and in future postings I'll be providing links to the various recordings I've enjoyed. This week, though, I took some time to listen to the APM podcast … Continue reading Finding Stillness