Rejection is part of the deal

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“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side ” –Hunters S. Thompson. I’ve been doing this for over 40 years, and even after all that time I still sometimes find it hard… Read More…

Expression vs. Communication

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We surf the car radio or internet hoping to hear our favorites. We’re amazed at how quickly they can turn ‘nobodies’ into celebrities. They are HIT SONGS — the Top Forty — the Saturday Countdown — the Billboard chart-toppers, and they are most certainly what every aspiring songwriter hopes to write. Hit songs are also essential for… Read More…

Change – one thing that is constant

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Most people don’t believe a deal is possible, or even actively hope America’s announcement will derail any further negotiations on peace in the Mideast.  “I wish for my children that this is true,” said Arieh King. “If Palestinians would get a state for themselves, it would be the biggest punishment for the Western world, the… Read More…

Well it’s that time of year again

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Well here it is Christmas again and in the name of political correctness, everyone is confused.  Treating the good feelings of “Happy holidays” as a grievance is rude because you’re swerving out of your way to hurt and exclude people who already feel a bit alienated this time of year. On the flip side, taking… Read More…

Music and sports

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In the last 10 years the body of research on workout music has swelled considerably, helping psychologists refine their ideas about why exercise and music are such an effective pairing for so many people as well as how music changes the body and mind during physical exertion. Music distracts people from pain and fatigue, elevates… Read More…