Art Should Comfort the Disturbed and Disturb the Comfortable

That’s a quote from Cesar A. Cruz.  It really drives home the ability for art to meet us where we are. As a conscious, evolving human being I believe we are to live in the duality of comfort and discomfort, where the two polarities co-exist in the right balance.  To …

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 …