I'll be the first to admit I'm not a people person.
Welcome back to the Creative Life Adventure. I recently came across a compact disc recording of Elvis Presley's comeback special (officially titled "Singer Presents...Elvis!") that aired on NBC in December, 1968. Presley hadn't performed before a live audience in years. It was a dramatic example of a career comeback that, for a few years at…
Schedule Some Rejection
Welcome back to the Creative Life Adventure. I've been reading a history of western classical music recently. In a chapter on Johannes Brahms, I found this passage very interesting. It's from an 1859 letter Brahms wrote to his friend, violinist Joseph Joachim, following one of the early performances of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in…
Now we have more music and books and movies to choose from, but we have more tools to give us certainty as consumers.
You Might as Well Try
"A life should try whatever it is it wants to try."
Creativity Behind the Scenes
Settle in and make peace with the necessary background work.
There may be no more important effort than to contribute a voice to the vital issues of our time.
Step in to Your Comfort Zone
Whether you're acting in a play or starting a business, turning away from your own needs rarely helps anyone.
Too much creative control can become a kind of prison.
Chuck Berry and the Inevitability of Rock and Roll, Part 2
Maybe rock and roll was inevitable, with or without Chuck Berry. But the fact remains that he was the one who advanced the state of the art.