A Move Away from Minimalism

Last night, I bought a turntable so that I could play vinyl. This purchase had a lot of thought going into it. Obviously, it is difficult to store, travel with, and care for vinyl, but it has in just the few hours of listening changed my relationship with music. When I was growing up, I […]

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A Warning

        “You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world and after you walk through those doors today, you will only ever have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.” -Jim Carrey             The path if fraught with demons on either […]

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Steps toward Minimalism

“I’m always just looking to get back to the joy of playing music and keeping it simple as much as I can.”                                                                         -Chris Stapleton Minimalism is the practice of pairing down one’s belongings to remove obstacles and complications between one’s goals and one’s self. Minimalism is the tool that creates room for creativity […]

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“The guitar is basically a vehicle [for me] to be able to express feelings of anxiety, feelings of anger, feelings of passion, feelings of love, feelings of excitement, feelings of violence, feelings of sex… All these different kinds of emotions are, for me, very well expressed through guitar. If it was something I really wanted […]

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“It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry         Simplification is the action of reducing clutter and noise to achieve a perfect end product. The act of simplifying is similar to the act of purification. The […]

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“As a minimalist, everything you own serves a purpose or brings joy—everything else is out of the way, which allows you to focus on what’s truly important”                                                             -The Minimalists When you look around and find you are surrounded with excess, notice the scared feeling you might get. I “should” play this guitar. […]

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