Listened to an older professor explain to students how to think about being on stage when presenting academic papers. Told them to take notes to the podium then walk away […]

That bluegrass banjo aficionado also said one time that when the song is over, if people applaud you should hold up the instrument and point at it implying who deserves […]

Working with young musicians, rehearsing covers, my job to be concerned about everyone’s part, to diligently listen to each perspective. Like producing records. Hard to not show any bias when the […]

Fave moments at last nights Songwriters Hall of Fame.   . Stephan Venne talking about melodies, calling peaks or climaxes the money note, later k.d. Lang demonstrating.   . The […]

I just want to tell you before I play this song that it isn’t finished and I shouldn’t even be playing it. . Please don’t judge me for the lyrics […]

Another way to get over performance fear is go to comedy, especially comedy open mics. They have no song to hide behind and no instrument. It’s about whether they know […]

If you have a straight job, a way to make a living that isn’t based on the thing you love, it’s better it not be compromised. If you love food […]

Saw a Shakespeare play last spring in Toronto, Hamlet [Prince Hamlet]. Doris offered me a ticket. Separate from great acting, staging and lighting the audience was sort of put into […]

Rejection letter came today, so it goes. Project Title (maximum 15 words) 10 String Quartets and An Accordion Walk Into a Bar TOTAL AMOUNT you are requesting from the OAC […]

I know what I’m going to do and I know how to do it including how to be ok with what I don’t know. It’s the fear of looking foolish […]