Monthly Archives: February 2012

How to do Something No One has Ever Done Before

What a question!  How do you do something no one else has ever done before?  Where do you start?  Is it even an important pursuit?  I think it is, because it cuts to the heart of originality.  Originality is, by … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Jam Session

Jam sessions are, almost by definition, something you don’t think too hard about.  You just turn up, tune up and do them.  If you think about it too much, it kind of spoils the effect.  I’ve been going to jam … Continue reading

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What If All Your Dreams Came True?

If not all your dreams, what if one or two of your most cherished dreams came true?  Some people only think as far into the future as that point.  They know what their struggle, anticipation or desire is aimed at, … Continue reading

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Cynicism and Contempt in Art

Believe it or not, there are some artists that concentrate on creating art that they think will pay them the most, attract the most fans, assure their place in history or make them a celebrity.  That’s their sole purpose, as … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Purpose of Heavy Metal

I’ve been watching something interesting.  It’s a show called “Metal Evolution”, which traces the roots of Heavy Metal, and its two hundred or so sub genres.  What I found remarkable is that while the popular stereo-type of the heavy metal … Continue reading

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