Tag Archives: Confidence

Decompression

Yesterday, I believe I did some of the best work I have ever done, in my (now extensive) professional career.  I did the hard work: several weeks of careful, painstaking research, then I distilled it and simplified it for sound … Continue reading

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Over-Tweaking

As an artist, the chances are better than evens that you will have found yourself doing this.  You will have made a piece of art and toward the end of proceedings, decided that the work needs just one more tweak … Continue reading

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Chasing Your Tail

Have you ever seen a dog chase its own tail?  It’s a spectacle that is both bemusing and somewhat alarming.  Here is a supposedly sentient creature engaged in something that is utterly pointless and completely impossible.  If they ever catch … Continue reading

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Unwanted Encouragement

You would think that encouragement is always welcome.  Who doesn’t need a little encouragement, from time to time, right?  I thought that too, but I’ve discovered that encouragement can be most unwelcome – catastrophically so – in some circumstances. We’re … Continue reading

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When Should You Add the Vocals?

A lot of music producers, me included, have a very bad habit. It’s our shameful, guilty secret, but it’s time we confessed to it and mended our ways.  What is this dreadful habit we share? If you’re like most music … Continue reading

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A Modern Interpretation of “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”

The book, “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”, was written in 1884, by the illustrious William Morris; at least three years before the first Arts and Crafts exhibitions were proposed and long before there was such a thing as an “Arts … Continue reading

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Entertained to Death

Move closer.  We can talk about this without too much concern.  The statistics show that virtually nobody else is reading this post, so we can speak freely and openly.  This is just between you and me. There’s something about society, … Continue reading

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