After last week’s delightful collaboration, I decided to push things out into the world a little further by beginning a daily performance at 11am. I dubbed it Coffee and Croon and began on Monday going Live on Facebook. As well Marc Jeffrey featured me on his weekly podcast.
I have been working on a number of new recordings. One of which is a tale of dark initiation called Dark as Night Sweet as Sin. It’s a story of taking that first step into a place that will change your whole outlook on the world. It’s the perfect song with which to share the tale of how I met Pixy Muse.
Another handpicked bunch of songs, delicious and downcast, that will move your heart to the the pole of, somewhat, sad feelings.
It’s been a great week for new music recommendations. Again this playlist covers a vast number of styles and genres, though they share that potential of being able to conjure a tear in the corner of the eye, or at least a little shudder in the heart.
New music recommendations have been coming thick and fast this past week. I wanted to share some of these songs with you. Check out this first Sadcore Bricolage Spotify playlist.
There’s much more to music, than the music itself. The sound we hear is just the container for the emotions and feelings it conveys. Music is like religion. It gives meaning, often to thoughts and emotions that are confusing, difficult to reconcile or too complex to convey into words alone.
Collaboration is the key to finding your creative community. Here’s a low impact technique to start collaborating, not only to create interesting pieces, but to build a network of musical friends.
Lacking internal inspiration, you will need to find somewhere public where you feel comfortable to be a fly on the wall. With eyes and ears open it should be quite easy to make a few observations, overhear a few words and uncover a gem that you can polish and turn into a song.
Routine is an important part of maintaining your productivity. But sometimes that routine becomes the very problem that is stopping you from getting fresh insight.
At the moment, I have been finding it harder and harder to come up with fresh lyric ideas in my song writing sessions. This isn’t always the case, but sometimes circumstances conspire to make me feel like I’m trying to get fresh water from a muddy well. For this reason […]