It’s a myth that reputation and credentials can provide easy access, at any time. Arguably those are useful, verifiable, assets to trust and verify. However, our life experience should not rely on any singular, myopic, path. Rather we should assume that another path can be pursued at any other time; a 2nd act in life,Continue reading “Your 2nd Act”
Organizations and artists often face internal strife. Startups focus on proving out theories as to whom or what is of value and what should or should not be automated. Artists become distracted and debilitated by others’ ‘art’. When organizations observe their competition taking aggressive measures they respond in a similar fashion. Needless to say, theseContinue reading “Internal/External Competition”
When is the last time you keenly watched a turntable’s stylus careen around a vinyl record? Probably not recently, if ever. However, at that microscopic level, magnified by an order of 1000x, you can witness the actual system at work. A delicate balance of weight, size, physics, precision, and style. Similarly, our ‘true north’ compassContinue reading “Balance and Style”
A decade has passed. 3650 days, 87600 hours, and 5.256e+6 seconds later, 2020 is here. But at any rate, this uniquely positions us to evaluate, analyze, understand, and create a better path forward. That is, a clearer perspective, allowing the past to inform the present, but not allowing the future to overwhelm the present. EasierContinue reading “Hindsight is 20/20 & 20/20 is Superposition”
The biggest hurdle for any creative is commitment to the artists’ struggle; fight or flight. Fight for self belief and the rest will take care of itself.
The price of trying to have a winning personality is not worth the cost. Respect your work and your position, it will always be more than good enough.
All our work is meant to serve a purpose, but for who and for what cost? Do you want to be an artist that is reliable and cheap or do you want your work to meet the demands of better clients and fans? Leveling up is when you meet the demands of better clients andContinue reading “Race to the Bottom”
You can make a sharp transition or you can blend a seamless mix…more importantly is how well you know what you’re leaving and what you’re moving to.
A common knee jerk reaction when mixing down a record is to boost the equalisation of parts you want to emphasize. While that makes sense, in some cases, more often than not you end up boosting in other areas to compensate for level changes. However, many people fail to recognize that removing an unecessary elementContinue reading “Subtract to Add”
I admire those that push, but also admire those that push back.