Tag Archives: Respect

Flounce Later

Recently, I was listening to a radio documentary dissecting the way the late, great George Martin produced the Beatles’ most iconic music.  Considering the state of the technology he had to work with, it’s utterly remarkable that the results he … Continue reading

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The Emotional Trauma of Trying Hard

A friend of mine said something profoundly interesting recently.  He said, “Seems to be a certain truth in the suggestion that the lessons you find it hard to learn keep on coming back… until you learn them.”  There are things … Continue reading

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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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A Shift in Cool

It used to be that the most rock and roll thing you could do was to smash and burn your instruments on stage, after a gig.  That was a potent and visceral symbol of rebellion and of “sticking it to … Continue reading

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The Number One Creative Idea for Starving Artists – Don’t Work for Free

It’s all about respect.  If people ask you to work for free, you have a choice.  You can do it, if you support the goal of those asking, you believe in their project passionately and you want to donate your … Continue reading

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Reverence

Sometimes, the most creative expression you can make is to silently revere those that have lost all, those that are suffering, those who are in pain and those that will somehow find the strength to carry on. We are all … Continue reading

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Enhancing Your Creativity

Everyone is creative, but sometimes you can give your creativity a boost.  Here are some things that work for me.  Maybe they will also work for you: Sleep – Nothing stunts my creativity more than fatigue or being overly-tired.  A … Continue reading

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