Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Black Hole

It seems like every artist, at one time or another, has been told, “Don’t give up your day job”.  Sometimes this is good-natured banter, but sometimes, it’s advice delivered with serious intent and genuine concern.  I’ve even seen columns and … Continue reading

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Why Gift Card Redemptions are an Issue for Recording Artists

The RIAA and record companies have been telling us, for decades, that music is too easy to pirate.  They’ve complained that the technologies that exist make it too easy to steal their music and that people should be brought into … Continue reading

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Wading Through Treacle

I haven’t posted in a while.  There’s lots of distractions, at present.  Fortunately, this doesn’t mean that nothing creative is going on.  It’s just that I haven’t had the motivation to write about it and tell you.  The distractions can … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Knickers, Throw Food

One particular species of starving artist, now much rarer than they once were, is the Australian touring pub band, particularly prolific in the nineteen seventies.  These guys used to play one night stands in the public bars and drinking houses … Continue reading

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Improvisation

When we were growing up, this was one of my dad’s favourite words.  Whenever we got stuck on a problem and didn’t know how to solve it, whether that was planning a new barbeque construction ( a veritable Australian shrine, … Continue reading

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