Tag Archives: Music
As I was saying, that beautiful wallpaper … does it evoke a heart response? By looking at our three tenets of creating art (link here), it should become obvious why wallpaper is not art. Wallpaper does not engage with any of these— it is not specific in its emotional conveyance, it is purposefully unclear in […]
I have a hard time calling myself an artist. And I have a hard time calling what I create art. I write music. I perform music. (Sometimes, on occasion, I may paint a picture.) To me, it is not in the craftsman’s scope to decide what is or is not art. But that also leaves […]
I grew up in the South, and this included exposure to plenty of colorful colloquialisms. They’re really interesting, and sometimes I like to find out where these little sayings come from. For whatever reason, the other day I was wondering about the phrase “The proof is in the pudding.” From just a little research I […]
My mom is a born storyteller. It’s no wonder she’s a great writer and a professional book editor. “Long winded” is what we would call her where I’m from, and I mean that in a good way. Every story, no matter how great or insignificant, has the key elements of a great story: character, story […]
Having the desire to be a musician isn’t enough to be one. Or at least not enough to be a happy, successful one. It takes more than skill and the ability to practice in a room for hours. Often this can lead to the cycle of a “beggar” – sacrificing your chances to make your […]
My ten-year high school reunion just happened this past weekend, and this got me thinking back to that time in my life. Believe it or not, I was preparing to have an international touring career with Synergy Brass, and later to form the Phoenix Chamber Brass, when I was in eighth grade. I didn’t know […]
…is that education is the key to acceptance and understanding. That statement is true for most realms of life. And it holds very true in the music world.
Science was never really my strongest suit in school. Not that I was bad at it from a theoretical side; I am just really, really bad at math. At one point in time, I had the bright idea of taking a physics class in high school, because I enjoyed the theoretical, thought-provoking side of physics. […]
Because sometimes music should just be fun… (Plus I’ll never complain about a cameo from Anna Kendrick.) Enjoy!
Matt Owen (@EclecticTuba) is making some great music out of Birmingham, AL. When you think, Tuba you may not immediately think of trendy bars, darkly-lit clubs, and a happening night scene, but Matt isn’t letting traditional stereotypes dictate the kind of music he makes. Here’s a great sentence from his website: He has taken a […]