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 […]
It’s been six months since t.k. bollinger and that sinking feeling released A Catalogue of Woe. A feat that my blogging brain has not, as yet, celebrated. Rather than bore you with slanted insiderisms, I thought I’d post a few quotes and links to reviews from the States and Europe […]
As those linked to us on the facebook juggernaut may know I have a show coming up on the 20th of December, but what you may not know is that we are also working on 3 albums at the same time: the ongoing covers collection “The Roots of Despair”; the […]
I have been a fan of Dirtbird since I first heard them play the Guildford Blues and Roots Explosion in 2007. There is something about David M. Lewis’ song writing that demands attention, and this new album is no exception. For those unfamiliar with Dirtbird let me paint you a […]
The other day I was having my regular coffee and philosophy rap with my friend Matthew Engert. Matthew has been threatening to make a music video for one of the tunes I’ve been recording with my band, that sinking feeling, for a long while. But on this day, once the […]
Protesting, in its original form, was a positive affirmation made in one’s defence – to testify one’s truth. Truth, with its tendency to point the finger at shysters, by its very nature, is often unpopular. And pop music, I think we can all agree is full of shysters. That is […]