Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy, nostalgic

Christmas Day was very nice, spent with my younger brother and interacting with the rest of the family online. It just felt cosy.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thought at Christmas

I often wonder when we will move beyond being entertained by our misery.

Friday, December 20, 2013

People hell-bent on acquiring power never have and never will "do the right thing".

Thursday, November 14, 2013

what this blog is for, unloading

I have a view that's in my head. You have a view from yours. Your ideas are in your head and not mine, and obviously the reverse is true. Just because you can't seem to understand that your mindset does not necessarily translate into a correct and universal interpretation of reality, is not to be made my burden. In other words, I have little patience for people who still insist on pushing their ways of thinking upon others, assuming they know best. It appears to me the clearest way for me is to be rather than to just say. To look inwardly rather than point the finger as though the one pointing can live up to the judgement they imply through pointing at others. Makes sense to me.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Review of Pop Rock Overflow by Jonathan Friedman

This is Jon's newest production and the first thing I am struck with is the sound of hard work. Jon makes music I would call classic FM radio pop. I hear snatches of everything from Hall and Oates to Todd Rundgren to Prince. I contribute guitar to one track and that does figure into me reviewing this. Jon is a friend and I know how much this music means to him. Jon shows he has a good ear for arranging and harmomies. Every song is full of ideas and layers of parts, constructed like classic radio hits. Jon has a good voice and his songs are cut from the cloth of daily life, relationships. I want to do my part to call attention to this album. I can see much larger numbers of people going for this album than the ones I make, the trick is getting people to listen to it. Here's the link to Pop Rock Overload