The Goal(s) Post for 2021

Looking up hopefully to the side.

For the past several years I’ve taken time in January to set goals, only to fall short as the year progresses. Still, where I’ve failed I’ve learned, and where I’ve fallen short I’ve moved forward further than had I not had a target in sight. Then again, most of those years did not include a … Read more

Good Things Of Old

Sometimes to look forward, we’ve got to look back. Here’s a list of good things from “of old” that may just make your future brighter.  This week I bring you a killer groove from Bill Withers, incredible hundred year old footage of bustling Tokyo and 68 bits of unsolicited advice from Kevin Kelly, founder of … Read more

Make Music with Spitfire LABS for FREE

If you make music, you should know about Spitfire Labs FREE software instruments.⁠ ⁠  I first learned about Labs from producer Roy Salmond and I couldn’t be happier with the results I’ve gotten so far (thanks Roy!).  The quality of every instrument I’ve tried is top-notch and you’ll find a lot of inspiring, original sounds. … Read more

This Is Why We Keep On Singing

Image from Usplash I’ve been reflecting on the power of music this week – and since yesterday, the power of the human voice. Here in Alberta, new Government guidelines for outdoor events are opening up many activities starting tomorrow as the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, but public singing is not coming back just yet. If I’m reading … Read more

NaPoWriMo #18 – The Dare

      The Dare   You walked across The empty street and  Reached out your hand   It seemed like a giant’s hand A threat A dare   Be human again  Incarnate Just for this moment   With all of the voices Shouting disapproval I reached out in surrender   I took your hand … Read more