I played a simple acoustic show the other night, streaming from my studio. I didn’t create a set list. I just sat down and played my songs, mostly requests from the audience.

I remember playing shows back in college. There was a coffee shop called The Red Rose. Every Monday night we’d have a songwriter night. We would all take turns playing songs. I had such a small number of songs to choose from. I would end up playing the same handful of tunes every week. Read more »

I listen to a lot of audiobooks and watch a lot of videos about business and marketing. It’s fascinating to me.

The most interesting part is how people with seemingly opposite opinions can both be successful.

One guys says to work less and only focus on the most important things. Another guy says to work more, hustle more, and win by the sheer quantity of actions you take. Read more »

It’s so stinkin’ easy to overdo things.

When I first learned about compression, I was hooked. It was a magical tool that allowed you to tame the dynamics of any track in your session. You can adjust the ratio, threshold, attack, and release to a seemingly infinite number of variables.

They taught me what compression is and what it does. They taught me how to use it and what all the knobs do, but they didn’t teach me WHEN to use it. More importantly, they didn’t teach me when NOT to use it. Read more »