Tag Archives: Dreams

A Kind of Fraud

I’ve been reading behind-the-scenes recollections and reminiscences of life as a top-flight, session, studio musician, in the 1960s and 1970s, lately.  There is something that intensely disquiets me about that whole era and the way that popular music was produced … Continue reading

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Living in the Subjunctive Mode

I came across a phrase that I hadn’t heard before.  It was uttered by guitarist Joe Satriani, who was crediting a former guitar teacher of his with discouraging him from “living in the subjunctive mode”.  I had to look it … Continue reading

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Obedience and Security

Strange subject matter for an artists’ blog, I know, but hear me out.  Those of us of a certain age were around before the advent of hippies.  For those that have never known a world without hippies, it might be … Continue reading

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Living Your Principles

I write a lot about things you ought to do to become a great artist and I believe in those things sincerely.  As we all know, it’s incredibly difficult to live by your own principles.  We all have a tendency … Continue reading

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The Black Hole of the Soul

While wondering, to myself, if there was such a thing as “Inspiration Deficit Disorder” (in relation to describing the situation where people fail to find a way out of a rut) I happened upon this blog today and discovered there … Continue reading

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25 Inspiring Things

When somebody you know does something amazing that you didn’t expect them to do or you didn’t even expect they would be capable of doing Things children make with their own two hands Friends that finally enjoy success in their … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late

As you get older, it is very tempting to excuse yourself for not doing things you wished you had done on the grounds that you are now too old to do it.  That might be true for activities that demand … Continue reading

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