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...

King’s X “Shoes” from Dogman

Some days are better than others. I get up in the morning, full of hope and desire to make the most of my day. Other days, it’s a little harder.  Even before raising my body, I hear this voice in my head, wondering “what’s the use?  It’s futile.  It’s not …

U2 “Bad” from The Unforgettable Fire

The profound depth of this song comes alive to me on those nights, when out of stress and desperation, I stay awake listening to dueling voices in my head. You know, all the yearning and longing, all the wishing for things not to be the way they are.  They may …