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Every day like it’s the last

There are few things, few people, and few moments in life that come close to those you hold at the top of your list. I can think of a few in my life. Meeting my wife, moving to America, and playing with Pat Metheny would rank very high on the list of things that help …
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How not to fall apart

I’m really not that old, and have had very few medical issues in my life. But never the less the older I get the more I’m looking for how not to fall apart. I think there are just more things we have to do to keep ourselves functioning and efficient the older we get. I …
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Melody where you least expect it

So when I’m eating dinner, especially when I’m far from home, hearing melody is not always the first thing on my mind. But then again, if I listen to half the things I have to say or write about melody, then it should come as no surprise to me that you can find melody where …
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Will you keep getting up?

Will you keep getting up after each fall? And more importantly do you have the confidence to risk taking the fall in the first place? This week has been filled with falls for me. Nothing tragic, nothing shocking, nothing life threatening, but falls none the less. Luckily, to this point, and not just this week …
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Don’t yell at your fans

I have to be careful not to put too many CAPITAL letters in this post as I may be momentarily accused of yelling at my fans, but that’s really not the kind of yelling I’m talking about. When I say “don’t yell at your fans”, I’m talking about a concept of involvement, of engagement, and …
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When the time is right

“when the time is right” is the answer to a question I’ve been asking myself for many years. I’ve always wanted to understand certain things about music a little better, and have often asked myself when that might happen. I’ve always been a believer of not forcing things and letting them come to me when …
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Committing to the work

I’m constantly trying to find ways that I can be committing to the work. What is the work you might ask? I think for me it’s anything that’s firing the brain on a creative and artistic plane, helping me progress and gain knowledge so I might navigate my musical landscape with a little more ease …
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What is music for?

Isn’t that a simple question? “what is music for?” it seems like it should be one of the first questions, yet I don’t think I’ve asked myself that in the 20 or more years that I’ve understood what music is, or at least trying to understand what music is. It makes be smile. A lot. …
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What do we really need?

Do you find yourself becoming distracted from your day by the things that surround you? have you suddenly looked up at the time and asked yourself where the last two hours of searching youtube got you? What do we really need to surround ourselves with to be happy and productive? I think you can apply …
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