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What Is A Waste Of Time, Really?

30 Jun

As cynical as the title of this blog might be, I have grown so used to it that I don’t really feel like it needs to change. Better to say something than nothing at all. While ‘wasting time’ isn’t necessarily the main theme of my life, the question of “What is a waste of time [...]

The Toughest Parts of Making Something Every Day

13 Nov

This guy Ta-Ku inspired me last month.  He did a song-a-day challenge called “50 Days for Dilla” dedicated to the late great producer / beatmaker Jay Dee / J Dilla.  He then went on to do “25 Nights for Nujabes,” and talked about it here on Soundcloud: I felt like emailing him to do an [...]

Success And Stuff Nobody Tells You

19 Sep

NOTE: I contradict myself from one month to the next, either in my actions or my words. So be wary of that fact, that I’m a human who says one thing and then does another while believing something opposite… (See my last post for clarification) At some point I messed up and started putting all [...]

We Are Luckier Now

30 May

We have to remember that we are lucky.  Yes, as always, it’s hard to make a living with music or a lot of creative work outside of the forces of the industry and outside the realm of the curated / anointed.  Yet our screens and ears are flooded with more music than we could ever [...]

Dear Artists: Knock Out The Middlemen

29 Mar

Or since they are an entity of millions of people that you can’t knock out, metaphorically tell them to fuck off. This is going to sound like a manifesto, probably, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time and was too afraid to post it.  Hence the long silence. Which is exactly [...]