Good news: today I’m releasing a live acoustic recording called, Live at Common Table.
Other good news: it’s available for FREE exclusively on Noisetrade.
Check it out! I hope you dig it.
If you do, please do me a solid and tell your friends with a tweeter or facebook wall gram. Your online chatter helps me immensely!
This recording is about making room on the couch for those that couldn’t make it to Common Table that evening. I wanted to share some songs and some stories with my friends, and that’s all this is. Just me, the guitar, and some friendly folks kind enough to laugh at my jokes.
For the most part, this recording is raw and unedited. You’ll hear some sour notes, some flubs on the guitar. I didn’t perform perfectly, but perfection wasn’t the goal. We were all there just for a good time, and I hope you have one listening to this lil’ album.
It’s snowing* this morning in Nashville, so I figured I would warm things up with a playlist for Spring.
Note: The beauty of Spotify playlists is that they can be updated, which I plan to do with this playlist. So if you’re diggin on it, subscribe to it so you can catch additions. Please make suggestions in the comments below!
* Nearly 1/4 inch, so I think all schools and businesses are closed til May.
Exciting news! I’m going to be recording a live house show this weekend!
The show will be presented by Common Table, with a delicious bar menu prepared by Chef Simone Kigweba. If you know of him, you know why I’m already hungry.
If you’re in Nashville, grab a ticket. Space is limited, so check this link out asap: linkage
If you’re an out-of-towner, stay tuned for a recording of this night of fun times*.
* Note: food-chewing sounds will not be recorded.
“He’s totally using you.”
That’s a sign of dysfunction in relationship, isn’t it?
The guy who takes a girl on a date, buying drinks and emoting kindness, for the sake of ‘getting some.’ The girl who puts out for the sake of having relational security. These are classic examples of people using each other. And everybody knows this isn’t really love. Because “to use” someone is to treat a person like a product.
But some people love being used.
I had the joy of playing a house show at Brent’s house this past December. Brent* did an amazing job setting up the show, and he even recorded it!
I wanted to share a couple of the tracks with alls y’all. Here ya go:
If you’re interested in having me play for you and your friends, don’t be shy! You can book a house show here: bam.
Keep inspiration in front of you.
Fear is the primary obstacle to my creativity. Fear leads to procrastination, failure, and emotional downturn. Although fear may drive me to work harder, the work itself is typically safe and uninspiring.
Working in a creative field is a serious grind for the uninspired. On the contrary, when I am filled with inspiration, productive creativity is the natural overflow.
Inspiration is a great fear-silencer. Because of its dramatic affect on my work and life, I’ve made receiving inspiration a daily priority.
One of my favorite sources of inspiration is podcasts. Podcasts are so accessible and easy to pair with an activity I have to do anyway, like working out or driving in my car.
Here are some of my favorites:
Winter has been around, officially speaking, for over a month now. But it seems to me that Old Man Winter (Ol’ Dubs, we’ll call him) waits until late January to really bring his A-game. Or maybe that’s just when I bench my starters, seasonally speaking.
Christmas happy, Year-End party, New Year’s resolve…I give Ol’ Dubs my emotional best early on, hoping he’ll just throw in the towelº and make way for Spring. But Winter is a patient one. A crafty son of a gun, indeed. “Oh, thought you’d get up early and workout? Wellll, how about some dark sky and freezing rain with that protein shake?”
Sometimes I can’t find it in the spiritual routines. Sometimes it doesn’t show up after a hard day’s busy-ness. Peace is like water; I know can’t go long without it. But sometimes it feels so elusive.
I had one of those times last year. For a sensi-guy like myself, it doesn’t take much to go from, “Life is awesome, I can do anything!” to “Bahhh, I can’t even get out of bed or finish this sente…”