for your weekend

May the weariness in the world not wear off on your soul too much. May you see the beauty from your bedroom window, the magic in your front yard, and the playfulness in the eyes of those you love. And may you remember, though it may be hard at first, that sometimes...

we don’t want your obligation

There is a covert bully who has launched a full-out attack on you. You don’t notice him because he disguises his voice with one that sounds like your mother, your friends, your co-workers, you. He pushes you around in guilt and fear and you listen like a robot,...

what to do with crazy ideas

“To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important. It’s not about being perfect, it’s not about sounding absolutely correct, it’s not about what goes on in the computer. It’s about what goes on in [your...

using music to inspire your writing

Music is the regular man’s magic wand, the fairy dust of commoners, the heart surgeon for the broken masses. One minute you can be gray and lost, covered up in a thin film of your own questions and worries and self-focused mess. And then you turn on the music...

making the most of creative time

You run from school to store to post office and finally back again. And when you get home, you realize you finally have hours to yourself. Hours. This does not happen often. There are many things you could do, many task-y important-ish things. But you long for more,...