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One As Beautiful As You

In Hear this, Lyrics, Music, See this, Songwriting on April 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

vangogh_self_portraitGrowing up in high school I ran with the crowd that thought it was cool to listen to retro music.  Artists like James Taylor, Janis Joplin, and Don McLean.  Listening to this music takes me back to a time when I thought about life and all its possibilities.  The poetic lyrics allowed my mind to dive in to search for the story they are telling between the lines.

I remember Mr. Phillips, teacher from my Gifted and Talented class from grade 7 – 12.  He is one of the champions of my life.  He was so inspirational.  Learning and self-discovery “turned him on” and he gave that passion to us.  Whether is was a movie, a book, a poem, a song lyric, he always challenged us to go deeper.  “What else could it mean?”  In a literal world full of rules, regulations, and black & white answers, that class helped my mind break free of the obvious answers in life. Read the rest of this entry »

Help! I’m Not Creative Anymore!!

In Art, Best Practices, creativity, mind, Music, nashville, Performance, Ponder this, Try this, You HAVE to on July 9, 2010 at 6:00 am

“Help!  I have lost my spark, my zen, my reason for being?  Creativity is gone and living in someone else’s soul.  I haven’t painted in weeks.  I don’t write songs anymore.  Why sing a song that no one listens to.  Photography, what’s that?!”

Sound familiar, not feeling productive lately?  Don’t worry, your passion isn’t permanently gone.  Read the rest of this entry »

Curiosity Might Have Killed the Cat, But It Makes a Musician (pt. 2)

In Art, creativity, Curiosity, expression, Life Around Me, Lyrics, mind, Music, Musician, Perspective, Ponder this, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 19, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Curiosity leads to problem solving. This need to find, understand, and define life is the main motivation of many scientists. In its development as wonder or admiration, it is generally curiosity that makes a human being want to become an expert in a field of knowledge.   Dr. Ben Dean of the University of Pennsylvania says this, “Curiosity is associated with intelligence and problem-solving ability.  Read the rest of this entry »

Curiosity Might Have Killed the Cat, But It Makes a Musician

In Art, creativity, Curiosity, expression, Life Around Me, Lyrics, mind, Music, Musician, Perspective, Ponder this, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 18, 2010 at 10:49 am

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.  One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.  Never lose a holy curiosity,” Albert Einstein.  This “holy curiosity” might have killed the cat, but it is the very fiber of creative musicians.  Read the rest of this entry »

How much do you weigh…

In Music, Ponder this, Songwriting on September 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm

scaleHow much do you weigh?  Oh, maybe I shouldn’t ask that.  Do you struggle with your weight?  I know I do.  Have an eating disorder or are you a glutton?  Think about weight in a different light and check out the etymology of the word talent:

Middle English, from Old English talente, from Latin talenta, plural of talentum unit of weight or money

SO technically I could ask you what you weigh and you could tell me all the things you are good at.  Sticking with the weight analogy… we know all these stats about our body.  We can easily measure height, weight, width, eye color, strength, etc…  Can one’s talent be measured?  And, is it as easily discovered and displayed? Read the rest of this entry »

The Mission

In harmony/BGVs, Know This, Mission Statement, Music, Music Business, nashville, Songwriting, Uncategorized on September 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

NMB-logoThe purpose of this blog is to keep music, art, creativity, and everything that is beautiful, deep and true alive in myself and encourage it in others. I personally struggle on a daily basis to find my place in this world between the reality of life, the ideals in my mind, and the passion in my soul. So quickly life can march right over us and leave dreams undiscovered. Someone once said if you have a dream – live it; if you don’t get a job. Currently my “job” is to tackle this Nashville world and its music industry so I can achieve my dreams. I get a great deal of tips from people along the way and as I hear of a good service, website or studio etc… I am going to pass it along.

Why Nashville Music Buzz? Read the rest of this entry »

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