Dreams of a Songwriter

A lot of songwriters have pet “theme” to their writing. Jon Bon Jovi, for example, writes about struggles of common folks. He is a rich rock star, so is he not authentic when he sings about people living paycheck to paycheck? I believe he is. He may now be a …

Dreaming of an Impactful Music Movement

When you survey the indie music industry, it’s littered with instructions on how to get noticed, create exposure, make money, go viral, and so on.  It’s all driven from the perspective of how to reach wider audience.  The bigger, the better. I am glad they are there, and I personally …

22 Albums That Changed My Life (Part 3)

So we went through the albums that shaped my teenage and early adulthood years — now here come the stuff that shaped me as a grown-up.  Note that these span longer years than the earlier eras, because as an adult my palate has already been formed and it became harder to …

How Cloud Cult’s “There’s So Much Energy in Us” Reduces Me to Tears

At the end of the epic journey that is the Lightchasers album, Cloud Cult brings down the curtain with this anthem.   What strikes me about this song is how it’s not about the crew’s success after a long and arduous journey.  It’s about not finding what they were looking for and …