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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 [...]

Dealing With Creative Burnout : What Ignoring Nascent Interests Leads To

9 Jan

I had a post-creative-weekend-come-down. After an amazing, creatively fulfilling weekend with my podcast writing partner, I had a perfectly average day, if not a slightly empty, vaguely depressing one, in which all my pursuits were cast in a different, unappealing light.  I had forgotten how to deal with burnout. People often talk about this, the [...]

The Benefits Of Not Sticking To One Genre or Interest

18 Dec

There’s alot of benefit to not sticking to one genre like everyone else seems to do.  Start up two or three names for your work, with different persona.  Then maybe try to merge them all together.  Lay mastery aside for a few hours, a day, for a whole week, even.   Rather, use genres and [...]

Express An Idea Before You Choose A Medium

20 Nov

Would be a quote from me if I were addressing a bunch of young artistic types in an auditorium somewhere… But really, that is how I feel.  That is what I keep telling myself.  I don’t want to limit myself of confuse things by choosing a medium. I started NaNoWriMo basically thinking “I am going to [...]