Music Is Life.

Music Is Life.

That's why we need to listen.

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This site explores an uncommon mix of rock music, guitars, personal development/self improvement, and mental health.  How do they relate to each other?  Let’s find out.

Ari Portrait by Amy Colleen

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Music Commentary
As a music fanatic, it means a great deal when a song speaks to me.  Good songs are like air and food to me, I need a steady supply of them to fuel my life....
Life Insights
I'm constantly on the lookout for deeper meaning and understanding of life, with a particular focus on psychology and mental health.  I'm forever a student of life, and they say the best way to learn...
For Musicians
Music is a challenging pursuit, so I enjoy sharing lessons learned with my fellow musicians.  Particularly, I have something to say about songwriting and guitars, but I sometimes touch on arranging, singing, recording production and music...

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Recently my son was having an episode of seasonal allergy.  His sinuses were stuffed up and while his discomfort wasn’t terrible, it was bothering him enough that he had a hard time falling asleep.  I offered to stay with him but he wanted his mother.  So she went and stayed with …

Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”: What Went into Writing an Anthem of a Generation

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Prepare to Attack, Then Wait

“Be proactive” is a good advice, if you’re not used to taking responsibility for your life and taking actions to make your life better. I used to think, though, that that meant “make things happen.”  If certain issues need confronting, confront it.  If there are problems to solve, then solve …