Music Is Life.

Music Is Life.

That's why we need to listen.

Welcome, Friend!

I explore an unconventional mix of rock music, guitars, personal development/self improvement, and mental health.  I invite you to come with me on my journeys, so I can share what I learn.

Ari Portrait by Amy Colleen

Topics

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...

Unlocking the Mystery: Why Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” Is Their Quintessential Song

Of all the songs in Led Zeppelin’s lengthy catalog, “Kashmir” is one where all four members agreed that it was special.  It may not be the first song that pops into your head when you think Zeppelin, yet once you hear it it’s hard to get “Kashmir” out of your …

Unlocking the Mystery: Why We Listen to 10+ Minutes of Led Zeppelin’s “Achilles Last Stand”

I recently realized that I may have more in common with Led Zeppelin than I previously thought.  I’ve always related to Jimmy Page as a guitar player, but my focus on longer songs made me take another look at the more ambitious and experimental side of the legendary band.  In …

How Music Challenges Me

I love music because it’s challenging. It’s quite possibly the hardest thing I’ve done.   For example, yesterday I took a stab at lead vocals for the cover I’m recording. I was singing along to Stone Temple Pilots in my car earlier and my voice felt good and warmed up. …