Tag Archives: Quality

Things I Love About Making Art

If you’re like most artists (actually, most human beings), every now and then you’ll find yourself drifting, having lost sight of your goals completely.  You’ll feel like you’re going through the motions, but with little satisfaction.  That little self-critical voice … Continue reading

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Baked-in Animosity

There’s a war going on.  It has been going on for many, many decades, quietly, but the battles are numerous and daily.  The conflict shows no sign of dissipating, either.  If anything, the longer each side remains entrenched in their … Continue reading

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Damn! We Missed It!

These days, a media sensation can rise, peak and vanish before you even find out about it.  We live in such a multichannel world, deluged in content of varying quality, that it has become easy to miss a rising star, … Continue reading

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Bringing Your “A” Game to Collaborations

There is an unconscionably cruel joke which asks, “Was Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?” to which the riposte is, “The world?  He wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles!” For those that aren’t aware, it’s a … Continue reading

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How to Produce Music

Tony Visconti is the producers’ producer.  If you have heard any popular music at all, in the last four or five decades, then the chances are high that you’ve heard his work.  It was fascinating, then, to see him post … Continue reading

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Life Support

Suppose you’re a chef.  You learn to make very good meals, of all varieties, over the course of a working lifetime.  You can prepare superb entrees, main courses, deserts, pastries – you name it.  You can cook in a variety … Continue reading

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Putting the Passion In

I saw something very interesting on twitter, the other day.  It was a video, posted by an accomplished cello player.  It was interesting because of what it stood for. The popular “Game of Thrones” series, made by HBO, has a … Continue reading

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