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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 »

Where Creativity Lives

In Music Business, nashville, Networking, People that Rock, See this, You HAVE to on October 2, 2009 at 3:19 pm

video_cameraI know this is a blog primarily about music but you can’t write about music and not write about the enormous industry behind the songs.  From start to finish there are literally hundreds of people who play critical roles in even just getting one song on the radio. From the songwriter and publishing company to the record label and makeup artist and everyone in between, music is a business built on songs and the people who love them.  Songs end up on CDs, in concert tour schedules and as the feature of a music video. Read the rest of this entry »

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