Jul 31, 2005
Check out the site. There is some truly great music.
Jul 29, 2005
Jul 28, 2005
What is music to you? Personally it is my complete outlet, my emotion unleased, my thoughts unfolded, and my life experiences exposed.
"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
~ Leo Tolstoy
"Without music life would be a mistake."
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
~ T.S. Eliot
"Music is the vernacular of the human soul."
~ Geoffrey Latham
"Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie."
~ John Milton
"Music is the art of thinking with sounds."
~ Jules Combarieu
"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
~ Aldous Huxley
Jul 26, 2005
~ Hugh Prather
"People will turn to you, follow you, support you only as long as they are confident that you are doing your best."
~ Raymond Loewy
"Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."
~ Whitney M. Young
"Young people at universities study to achieve knowledge and not to learn a trade. We must all learn how to support ourselves, but we must also learn how to live. We need a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of modern engineers."
~ Winston Churchill
Jul 25, 2005
The weather was hot hot hot, didn't matter where we were. We did had a great time, however, I will never take a cruise again. I like freedom, open areas to hang out, and doing my own thing when I feel. Our best day was in Cozumel, where there was no electricity or running water due to Hurricane Emily. Plus, it was the month of many bugs. We hung out on a beach for several hours providing business for an almost empty beach bar that just reopened. I enjoy people watching and it was just a great relaxing day, even under odd conditions and without my every day amenities. Even with power lines and tons of trees down, Cozumel is still a beautiful island. A very impressive community of people (who were extremely nice) habitat the island. All of them were volunteering their time helping to clean up from the storm. It was nice to see so many people pull together. It would be nice to see more of that in America. Even the cruise ship employees spent their free time helping out.
Something else I wanted to touch on was on American behavior. Now, I’m not always the best example, but this trip really made it clear that many of us have a lot of work to do on not being so self-serving and in the instant gratification mindset. There were several people that were truly an embarrassment to America… from cutting in the food line to the lady in Cozumel who instantly complained (loudly) that is was ridiculous the escalator was not working in town (lady, they just had a category four hurricane three days ago – get back on the boat). :)
"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." ~ Helen Keller
Jul 16, 2005
On that note, I'm heading out for a week. I'll do my best to get online if possible. Going to the Gulf and hopefully avoiding Hurricane Emily. I shall return with many pictures and stories (and inspiration to compose new music).
Jul 15, 2005
I came across this great quote from Mark Twain today:
"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist."
~ Mark Twain
Jul 14, 2005
Imagine. Create. Build.
"Worry is an abuse of God's gift of imagination."
~ Corrine Lajeunesse
"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. Imagination is the eye of the soul."
~ Joseph Joubert
"An idea is salvation by imagination."
~ Frank Lloyd Wright
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
~ Albert Einstein
"Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth."
~ Cyril Connolly
"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
~ H.L. Mencken
"LIBERTY, n. One of Imagination's most precious possessions."
~ Ambrose Bierce
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
~ Albert Einstein
Jul 13, 2005
Hospital Radio Chelmsford is a registered charity providing a wide range of radio programmes to patients in St. Johns and Broomfield hospitals in Chelmsford and St. Peters hospital in Maldon. Read more here.
The hospital provides music to relax patients and help them think of something else apart from their illness. I think this is a fantastic service and I'll happily send off my albums.
"Without music life would be a mistake."
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Music is the universal language of mankind."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Music is the fourth great material want of our natures, — first food, then raiment, then shelter, then music."
~ Christian Bovee
Thank you to Keith and the gang in Singapore. I'm looking forward to getting over there in the near future to perform and meet my fans on the other side of the world.
Jul 12, 2005
I'm very excited to talk about the Internet and music to help others get the most use out of the resources available to us in this day and age.
Jul 11, 2005
"Golf is a spiritual game. It's like Zen. You have to let your mind take over."
~ Amy Strum Alcott
"As if we don't have enough violence on television." (After President Bush accidentally hit two spectators with golf balls during a celebrity golf tournament.)
~ Barbara Bush
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."
~ Mark Twain
"The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has."
~ Will Rogers
"If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron."
~ Lee Trevino
Jul 8, 2005
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go."
~ Robert L. Stevenson
"NOT I—NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself."
~ Walt Whitman
"Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything."
~ Charles Kuralt
"My purposes are the geography that marks out my line of travel toward the person I want to be."
~ Alice Koller
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jul 7, 2005
I’m so fed up and sick of this nonsense. Love, not hate, is the answer.
"Hate is a product of the unfulfilled life."
~ Erich Fromm
"Folks never understand the folks they hate."
~ James Lowell
"Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness."
~ William Watson
"People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense."
~ Ken Kesey
"The deepest expression of spirituality is love."
~ Robert L. Simpson
"All you need is love."
~ John Lennon
Thanks to Christopher at the Student Financial Aid Podcast for playing my music. He heard about me through PodcastNYC.
Jul 6, 2005
~ Benjamin Franklin
"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."
~ Doctor Seuss
"The beginning is always today."
~ Mary Wollstonecraft
"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present.'"
~ Babatunde Olatunji
"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today."
~ Abraham Lincoln
You have a choice. Make the best of today, or don't make use of the opportunites today provides. So, what are you up to today? Meet somebody new, do something special for someone, take your spouse to dinner, read your child a book, read yourself a good book, turn off the TV and go swing in the park, start dance lessons, learn an instrument. Whatever...try something new.
Jul 5, 2005
I'm totally a "left field" artist for this company, which I'm happy about. I'll stick out like a sore thumb in hopes that other artists in my genre will receive similar opportunities.
I'm pumped. Podcasting is one major reason why I got this deal. A big THANKS to Adam Curry and all the other great Podcast advocates.
My wife and I came upon quit a bit of traffic on a heavily used highway. It was a holiday weekend here in the U.S., so this was expected. However, the traffic was not due to the abundant amount of holiday travelers, but a major accident. The right lane was merging into the left lane to allow emergency vehicles to tend to the people involved in the accident as well as clean up debris. My wife and I happened to be in the right lane. As we started merging over to the left lane, there was a car that did not want to let us in. We thought, what the ???? There are three ambulances to our right, people are hurt (maybe even worse) and some guy is in such a hurry, that he can’t even take this accident into perspective and let a car over to get out of the way of the accident. The car finally let us over after I glanced out the window and put my hands in the air in a helpless manner.
What is it that makes us impatient? What’s the hurry? Seriously, in this day and age, why do we rush to hurry up and wait?
I too often struggle with impatience. I like immediate results. However, if I’m more patient, think about things more, and take one step at a time, wouldn’t I still end up with result, perhaps an even better one? Below are some quotes that are helping me keep things in perspective.
"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day."
~ Alan Alexander Milne
"A man of sense may be in haste, but can never be in a hurry."
~ Lord Chesterfield Stanhope
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."
"With love and patience, nothing is impossible."
~ Daisaku Ikeda
"Rapidity does not always mean progress, and hurry is akin to waste. The old fable of the hare and the tortoise is just as good now, and just as true, as when it was first written."
~ C. A. Stoddard
Jul 2, 2005
Jul 1, 2005
Here are some quotes to last until next Tuesday.
"It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment,—Independence now and Independence forever."
~ Daniel Webster
"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability."
~ Henry Ford
"Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt."
~ Bergen Evans
"The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage."
"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better."
~ Albert Camus
"What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from.""
~ Marilyn vos Savant
"Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality"
~ Susan B. Anthony