February Madness

Song-A-Day 2019

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

Here Comes February

The late January 2019 cold snap created some beautiful ice crystals on my bedroom window.

Song-A-Day will be interesting this year. Other than the December hard drive crash, I’ve been happily short on negative life events lately. I haven’t decided if I’m giving myself rules as I did last year, if it will be more experimental that past years, or if it will just continue to surprise me.

Snow Drifts

Snow is rain you have to pick up. Sometimes it’s worth shoveling multiple times to keep things manageable. Sometimes it’s best to wait for the sky to empty itself and do it all at once. So it is with life.

Look at all of these weeds

Not my longest absence from this page, but a significant one. Much has happened since that last post. I released my first album, started scoring a video game, and suffered a tremendous loss. Still, life must continue and there’s a great deal that I want to accomplish still ahead of me. I’ve trimmed my sails a bit and have decided to tack against the wind: a new start at an old destination. Releaux, my artist persona and recording/publishing company is back out of the shadows, and I’m making progress on breaking into new communities. Things are moving, if slowly, but … Continue reading