Do You Like the Music or the Musician?

Music and the artist who created it aren’t the same thing. While it’s true that the musicians poured themselves into the music, at the point of being made into the form of a recording, their connection ends.  The music will take on its own persona, its own life, linked but …

3 Personal Development Lessons We Can Learn from Slash

I started listening to rock music in the late 80s, with likes of Bon Jovi, Europe and Skid Row. And Guns n Roses, of course.  So yeah, I’m a hard rock guy. I was a goody-two-shoes (at least on the surface) and borderline teacher’s pet most of my school life. …

“Just Keep Swimming”

When you don’t feel inspired, just keep swimming. When life feels heavy, just keep swimming. When you fail, just keep swimming. When you triumph, just keep swimming. When you’re bored, just keep swimming. When you feel like you need to change, just keep swimming. When you are unproductive, just keep …

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 …