Monthly Archives: March 2014

Overcoming Indecision in Music Production

Through a series of sheer miracles, lately I am spending a lot of my day producing music.  I love producing music.  I should always have been a music producer from the beginning, but I started in earnest very late.  That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Your Wealth Is Here

In days of old, if somebody asserted that they were wealthy, you could test the assertion for yourself.  They would show you a veritable Aladdin’s cave filled with jewellery, precious stones, bullion, gold plate, precious metals, and fine hand woven … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Combination of Art, Design, Science and Engineering

A couple of things came across my desk recently that gave rise to this post.  I was looking at a TED talk by Disney’s first head Imagineer, Bran Ferren. Here is the link:  http://www.ted.com/talks/bran_ferren_to_create_for_the_ages_let_s_combine_art_and_engineering Bran was making the point that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Last Laugh

If you are an artist and you seldom sell anything you made, despite trying to, think about this for a moment.  There were hundreds, maybe thousands of people that could have bought Van Goghs, Monets, Cezannes and works by any … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Testament

Some people think about what will bear witness to their time on Earth, when they’re gone.  Others never give it a second thought.  For those that care about what remains of their presence, after they’re dead and buried, they are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

For the Joy of It

I had a good day, today.  I spent the whole day working on a project I have been too afraid to immerse myself in, for years.  What stopped me before was perfectionism – the idea that I shouldn’t even start … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Damaged Children

I read a really interesting book, recently.  It’s called “The Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness” by Alice Miller (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009N989PM/ref=oh_d__o03_details_o03__i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ).  Passages in this book really gave me pause for thought. The central thesis of the book … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment