May 31, 2008
This is something I do concern myself with, quite seriously.
And also that’s the reason why so many musicians hate the words like ‘promotion’ and ‘marketing.’
It seems that so much of marketing or promotion is focused on manipulation. The ads on TV, or newspaper. They all try very hard to make you want [...]
Filed under: Existential Angst, Reflections |
May 29, 2008
I just learned that happiness doesn’t necessarily mean feeling happy.
Don’t get me wrong, if you’re feeling happy, then you are happy. Be happy! Celebrate!
But you may be experiencing other types of emotions, and still feel “happy.” Perhaps the word “happiness” is problematic here. You can be “joyful,” “content,” or “satisfied” without [...]
Filed under: Lessons of Life, Reflections |
May 20, 2008
The other day I was able to take advantage of a CD giveaway event hosted by a radio station.
You see, radios receive thousands of CDs. Most of them don’t go on the air — most of them are unlistened. This station chose to give those CDs away, instead of just trashing them (though [...]
Filed under: Industry |
May 9, 2008
I don’t plan to do this with every song, but with Aries9, I’m making it a general policy to avoid titling a song based on a line in the song’s chorus.
Because that’s too easy.
I have this habit of noticing and questioning these assumptions. I’d say 99% of all songwriters just whip a song title [...]
Filed under: Music |
May 8, 2008
Last week one night, I sat down to work on my upcoming album. I was going to do some writing, so I picked up my guitar — but it wasn’t happening there. So I turned my attention to the lyrics to one of my unfinished songs. I had bits and pieces but [...]
Filed under: Album2 Production, Latest News |
May 7, 2008
I have this annoying habit of crossing my legs.
I also have a habit of not straightening my back. My back is always curled. I am afraid that it’s going to be stuck that way, when I’m old and my body is no longer flexible.
Neither of those things are comfortable for me to do. Well, [...]
Filed under: Ari, Existential Angst |