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 […]

Read More A Move Away from Minimalism

Finding the Tao in Music

            “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”                                                                                     -Lao Tzu             The Tao is many things, and I want to make it clear that when I discuss it, it comes from a […]

Read More Finding the Tao in Music

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 […]

Read More A Warning

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 […]

Read More Steps toward Minimalism

Sculpt

“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 […]

Read More Sculpt

Simplify

“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 […]

Read More Simplify