How Rock n Roll Empowers Me

Recently I realized that beneath my other negative beliefs and insecurities lie a sense of powerlessness. For example, when I pick up my guitar and play something, I often gravitate toward licks I can’t play.  But instead of finding it a fun challenge, my mind usually starts lamenting and berating.  It’s …

Why Singing Along Is Good for Your Soul

When I was in a choir in college, my conductor told us that singing is the most holistic of musical activities. I believe that.  Singing utilizes one instrument built into our physical body to express ourselves, build harmony and create engaging experiences.  Singing is a barometer of your energy level.  If …

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

Kurt Cobain is a songwriter with a very distinct personal style. What he didn’t know was how many people would resonate with what he was expressing. Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, when you create a highly expressive piece of art, one that crystalizes and sharply evokes a focused …