Music Is Life.

Music Is Life.

That's why we need to listen.

Welcome, Friend!

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...

Metallica “Frantic” from St. Anger

I’m not that great at thinking on my foot. When unexpected things happen, when I’m caught off guard, I have a hard time staying focused — I get too busy feeling overwhelmed and frantic. This is strange to me, though.  Life is made up of a series of unexpected things. …