That whole five stages of grief thing isn’t what you to expect. They don’t line up in a nice orderly fashion, obeying the rules. They’re petulant children fighting to take over your mind at any given time. But then come the moments when when you feel like you just reached a new plateau. It’s not that things get back to normal, it’s that you come to accept a new normal. If you’ve ever had the winter blues, you know that dull greyness that seems to cover everything. It’s not that anything’s overly bad, but it doesn’t seem like much is … Continue reading
In addition to getting my creative engine revved up, Song-A-Day has been driving a lot of overhaul work that I’ve long needed to do on this website. I shifted the home page to being an actual static page, and moved the blog into its own area. I’m still thinking about the right level of categorization, but it will depend on how much writing I do in “topic” areas like business as opposed to these journal entries. I’m also building pages for other areas of interest, starting with Music. Song-A-Day is creating most of the content so far, but I have … Continue reading
Today marks the beginning of another Song-A-Day challenge. This will be my fourth year participating, and it has been a rewarding and educational experience in so many ways: My studio chops have gotten much better and faster. Songs and mixes aren’t as precious as they once were. “Failures” bother me far less (and aren’t always failures). I’ve learned how to pivot, sometimes radically, when an idea isn’t working. Other people’s processes have influenced mine, but also made me more confident that my process is my process, and it’s not wrong. My self-confidence has grown. Fear of sharing my music is … Continue reading
As I’ve archived past posts (some of which may return, others of which will be relegated to the vaults), one thing has become very clear: I sure do love themes and metaphors.