To celebrate the release of the book, I was interviewed by Marc-André Laframboise on Why bravery is the most important thing in your business. Check it out!
Today’s question is “What do you do to get into your creative zone?” Submitted by Lars Carl Schmid in Switzerland 🇨🇭
Today’s question is “What advice do you have to keep the momentum even when there isn’t an actual deadline?”
Because I was in Pat Pattison's class for 4 days straight while at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, I wasn't able to attend some really killer workshops. Mary Gauthier's songwriting workshop was one of those I missed out on.
Oh you guys... today is a treat! Many of you know that last spring I stole myself away to go live with my Atlanta family and care for my grandpa (aka Poppop.) One of the really beautiful parts of being near this side of the family was that I got to hear all these stories that I hadn't heard before. I mean, I had heard the stories, but hadn't heard them with such detail!
Songwriting, authoring, teaching, mentoring: these are the things I have to offer. I know I could do almost anything else, but the pull of song and story is much stronger than my resistance to it. So I happily fall in love. Every day I fall in love.
I've pulled the trigger on some rather large lifestyle changes. Without divulging too many details (ones not yet ready to be revealed) I can say that Marie Kondo and minimalism have been heavy on my mind.
Yesterday I took advantage of the perfect lighting and acoustics in a stairwell by *almost* spontaneously giving a little concert via the killer website, Concert Window! These shows are always so crazy. It blows my mind that I can press a couple buttons and send myself to the moon and back down for ANYONE, ANYWHERE to see!
Yep. That's right.
A song about all the types of guys you'll find while online dating, written by yours truly.
Good News: Emmet Cahill doesn't. So will someone please go to the show to tell me what a pure, beautiful, voice sounds like? I forget.
Emmet Cahill is coming to Seattle on February 12th! all the way from Ireland! I'll get to open up the evening with a few of my own songs before his vocal chords blow your socks completely off with Emmet's Irish classics, Broadway hits, and modern pieces too.
Per a friend's expert suggestion, I watched the director's cut of "Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii" on Friday night. I was snuggled up in bed, watching it on my phone, propped up with a pillow.
About 20 minutes in, there I laid crying. Like a baby.
I asked the first employee I came across, "What makes the perfect Christmas noises and sounds here?"
"Umm... Bells?" he replied.
"Perfect. Show me your bells!"
You are reading the words of a morning person. Evidently, if you stay up long enough... low & behold! It's the morning, the best time of day!
For the last 7 years I've done what I call an "Annual Review." It's kinda involved. I basically look at my entire year financially, relationally, time-wise, artistcally, etc. I get out old receipts, look through the whole calendar, scan through emails, and more... I'm asking myself... "What went well? & What didn't go so well?"