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What if, writing, I always seem to leave

Some better thing, or better way, behind, Why should I therefore fret at all, or grieve! The worse I drop, that I the better find; The best is only in thy perfect mind. Fallen threads I will not search for–I will weave. Who makes the mill-wheel backward strike to grind! GM

Et tu?

When I was young I wrote a lot of little poems, mostly about the beauty and necessity of Wonder; which was a genuine feeling with me, as it is still. The power of seeing plain things and landscapes in a kind of sunlight of surprise; the power of jumping at the sight of a bird

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Music Streaming – what do they pay?

1 million views on Youtube = $740.00 1 million streams on Spotify = $3,970.00  RIAA reports digital revenues now account for 90% of all music consumed, with streaming taking up about 80%, downloads about 20%. The music business is now the streaming business. The top 10 streamers account for 97% of all streaming dollars. Fun

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Criminal?

I don’t post a lot about the music business for different reasons. Even though I have a lot of experience, and even have done things many people would consider having “made it” I still don’t feel like I have it figured out. I have a similar thing about advice in general. No doubt people like

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thoughts on creativity

… so I am fixing a water connection to the front of my house, and I look down and see a folded paper on the ground… I pick it up and unfold it, and find this; well, well, well…       a song idea. from when? I had no idea. I have piles of

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on the outside looking in >

I recently watched the movie Standing In The Shadow Of Motown. The entire movie was good, though I was a little less into the guest spot cameos of people covering the hits (Bootsy on bass > oh yeah – singing classic Motown? not so much). There was a lot of talk in the movie how

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new song > You’re The One

up next is a song with some difficulties inherent on multiple levels…let me start from the beginning… a few months ago I ordered this Rogue combo pack on a whim, got it – tuned the guitar to open G, grabbed a glass slide, and slid into this song almost on the first few strums. I

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New Song! hear the drum