This video showcases one of the most beautifully eloquent monologues I’ve ever heard, narrated by one of the most brilliant minds of our time, Carl Sagan. I thought I’d put it up here as a reminder of what’s really important in this world we live in. The only world we live in. I can’t help… Read More The Ultimate Reality Check – Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”
Call me old fashioned but I still prefer writing songs with a pen to paper rather than to use a word processor. There have been many times where I’ve attempted to use a computer keyboard and word processor instead of pen and paper to jot down my songwriting ideas and I’ve found that each time… Read More Writing Songs – Pen And Paper VS Keyboard And Word Processor
I love podcasts… I love the fact that you can subscribe to something that gives you the information you want as it comes out plus the extra benefit of being able to revisit the information at anytime you want. A podcast is really handy when you’re driving and you want to hear something other than the radio.… Read More CD Baby DIY Musicians Podcast. I Love It!
If you look at what is being published online about the music industry nowadays there’s a good proportion of it dealing with what used to happen and how much times have changed but not much discussion regarding what is going to happen in the next few years. It’s all well and good to know where… Read More Can You Predict The Future Of The Music Business?
In late 2015, Geoffrey Stapleton and I formed a hard rocking band called “The Self Fulfilling Prophecy Machine.” Below is a video for the first single titled “Software Baby” from our upcoming album. Just for the record, I’m feeling pretty excited right about now but watch this space for more details as they come to… Read More Introducing… The Self Fulfilling Prophecy Machine
The Beginning When I was five years old I asked Mum and Dad if I could have a piano in the house. We didn’t have any room for on nor was there enough money to buy one in the first place but that was okay with me… I still had my imagination to play with.… Read More How Music Has Shaped My Life (So Far…)
Take it from me, there will be times when you’ll need a little bit of help in getting your songwriting process underway. It’s inevitable… But when this happens to you, be comforted by the fact that there are free online tools available that are able to get your creative juices flowing again. As a songwriter… Read More Songwriting Tool: Random Generators And Writing Prompts