What's been going on

Between the birth of my son and the madness of rental season at the music stores, I haven't had a lot of time to work on my music. Clearly, family and work are more important and will always take precedence. And sleep… I want to add sleep to that list until I can finally catch up on it...

The two EPs I'm working on are moving forward, albeit at a snail's pace. The first EP is 4 tracks of psytrance inspired by "Infected Mushroom" and other groups in the genre. The second EP is 4 tracks of Brazilian and flamenco music that I've wanted to do for about a year but couldn't put aside work on "Volition" to make it happen… so it gets its own space.

I have also started the monumental task of compiling my notes from roughly 12 years of teaching private music lessons and have been organizing it into a book that's part method, part memoir and part…zen? I don't know how else to describe this project. I want it to be something accessible for both novice and veteran musicians and don't want it to come off as another dry, boring method book. This has been something I've wanted to do for awhile and since my private students have had great success thinking about music the way I think about it, organizing it all into a book seemed like the next logical step. 

So...even though I have my doubts as to whether this book will actually see the light of day, the chapters are outlined, the handwritten content is being typed in and both diagrams and pictures are being scanned when I have time. Lots to keep track of. Maybe too much to keep track of... I'm still getting an idea of what I want the final product to look like, both in content and design. But... just like it's never been easier to make your own music and distribute it worldwide, the same is true for writing your own book and publishing it.

On that note, it's time for bed and I'm half delirious (insert John Candy reference here). Thanks to everyone for continuing to be a member of this group. Reminding you that my music is available on iTunes and Amazon. Go buy it if you haven't already done so. Good night!

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