Music Is Life.

Music Is Life.

That's why we need to listen.

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This site explores an uncommon mix of rock music, guitars, personal development/self improvement, and mental health.  How do they relate to each other?  Let’s find out.

Ari Portrait by Amy Colleen


Music Commentary
As a music fanatic, it means a great deal when a song speaks to me.  Good songs are like air and food to me, I need a steady supply of them to fuel my life....
Life Insights
I'm constantly on the lookout for deeper meaning and understanding of life, with a particular focus on psychology and mental health.  I'm forever a student of life, and they say the best way to learn...
For Musicians
Music is a challenging pursuit, so I enjoy sharing lessons learned with my fellow musicians.  Particularly, I have something to say about songwriting and guitars, but I sometimes touch on arranging, singing, recording production and music...

Inspiration Is for Amateurs

“Inspiration is for amateurs.  The rest of us just show up and get to work.” Artist Chuck Close said that, and I wholeheartedly believe that. It’s funny, most of us went to school and did what we were told to do when we were told to do.  The key there is that …

Rock n Roll Is a Sane Reaction to an Insane World

I read that quote somewhere.  If you know who said that originally, will you let me know? Rock n roll is a particular kind of music.  It demands energy, commitment and intensity.  It is a generalization, of course, but a genre isn’t a genre unless there are distinct, defining characteristics. …