Transforming Guns n Roses “Patience” into an Asian folk song

My Minnasia singer Voua ‘Bob’ Yang posted a video of him performing Guns n Roses “Patience” translated entirely in his native Hmong.  He also played a penny whistle in the intro, which provides further folky vibe. I did all the guitars and mixed it.  “Patience” was one of the first rock songs …

What Makes a Recording Timeless

It’s difficult to say what gives a recording a timeless quality.  Some recordings just age well, where years and decades later you can listen and not get distracted by the timestamp of when it was recorded. But being difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible nor it can’t be pursued at will.  My observation …

The Higher Purpose of Music

The other day there was a question asked in a group for musicians. What’s the higher purpose of your music? Someone like Elizabeth Gilbert, whose book Big Magic I adore, would take issues with that statement.  She encourages creatives to do it simply for the fun of it.  Don’t overburden yourself …