1. Oh that’s right…I have a blog here. Well at least I fulfilled my obligation to post actively for a couple months and then leave it deserted for like a year. ;-) Time to change that.

    Oh that’s right…I have a blog here. Well at least I fulfilled my obligation to post actively for a couple months and then leave it deserted for like a year. ;-) Time to change that.

  2. Project: “I can’t beard it anymore” has begun. I will shave off the beard when we can get out of this house. (Taken with instagram)

    Project: “I can’t beard it anymore” has begun. I will shave off the beard when we can get out of this house. (Taken with instagram)

  3. Foggy Grand Marais (Taken with instagram)

    Foggy Grand Marais (Taken with instagram)

  4. Performing my civic duty: eating delicious pie (Taken with instagram)

    Performing my civic duty: eating delicious pie (Taken with instagram)

  5. Sleeping at Caribou is a contradiction to their slogan: Life is short, stay awake for it. (Taken with instagram)

    Sleeping at Caribou is a contradiction to their slogan: Life is short, stay awake for it. (Taken with instagram)

  6. Jack Conte is a pure, musical genius. What I would give to live near him, collaborate with him, and learn from him. Seeing (and hearing) what he creates is a huge inspiration to me and prods me on to keep creating and stretching myself with my nightly improv acoustic sketches. Rock on Jack. You are spot-on with all your observations about the music industry, about gear, and trusting your ear over what “should” be done.

    jackconte:

    Don’t read the following if you don’t produce music - you’ll be bored, trust me!  
    The most interesting part about the recording process for this song was the way the form evolved….  

  7. It shouldn’t bother me, but it does. Is 50 cents really that much to ask for a song? Most people don’t flinch at a 75¢ can of soda, a 99¢ iPhone app that does something gimmicky, or a $1.50 bottle of WATER. What’s wrong with a 50¢ song; especially when I could use the extra income during the government shutdown.

What further pisses me off is her improper use of “your.” She can kiss off with her sense of entitlement to “free” music.

I just hate stuff like this — it’s discouraging and leaves me feeling like “why bother”, as if my music were worth less than a free sample at the super market.  “Oh, interesting flavor” [takes an extra sample but doesn’t bother buying the product].

    It shouldn’t bother me, but it does. Is 50 cents really that much to ask for a song? Most people don’t flinch at a 75¢ can of soda, a 99¢ iPhone app that does something gimmicky, or a $1.50 bottle of WATER. What’s wrong with a 50¢ song; especially when I could use the extra income during the government shutdown.

    What further pisses me off is her improper use of “your.” She can kiss off with her sense of entitlement to “free” music.

    I just hate stuff like this — it’s discouraging and leaves me feeling like “why bother”, as if my music were worth less than a free sample at the super market. “Oh, interesting flavor” [takes an extra sample but doesn’t bother buying the product].

  8. The 11th Hour (Taken with instagram)

    The 11th Hour (Taken with instagram)

  9. Taken with instagram

    Taken with instagram

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