When I was a young singer I went to a lot of jam sessions. Jams are great for meeting other musicians, learning how to improvise, and how to communicate with other players. I learned a lot this way, but there was one jam session in particular where I learned something unexpected.
It is my belief that more often than not, the difference between mediocrity and excellence is vision and courage.
I remember as a child the wonder of discovery that was a part of each and every day. The uninhibited mind, seeking, questioning, supposing, and above all, never afraid to ask a question.
What happened? What changed?
What if a prophet is, in essence, a person who is able to hear and interpret the complex signals generated by massive geologic events years in advance of the actual event, and is seized with the overwhelming urge to warn people to take appropriate action
The singers crying over words they know too well, that make sense of life and the “if only I’d remembered to listen a little longer…”
It feels like only yesterday that I was wearing acid-wash jeans, life was all about the weekend and my collection of mix tapes was growing by leaps and bounds. I’m turning how old??
BJJ tournaments can be grueling, so you need to get into a winner’s mindset if you want to advance. Here are some quick tips on how to do just that.
This is the story of a man who, by holding God’s values deep in his heart, manifested a great capacity to tolerate, love and cherish the other.
My classical piano studies taught me a lot about technique and reading music, but in jazz and pop styles, you improvise over chord changes. That terrified me. How do you just… improvise? I didn’t know how to make the transition.
Suddenly you see so clearly how the world is filled, every single square inch of it, with tiny blossoms.