Ready To Start

Well, I've thought about it, I've talked about it, I've sprinkled crushed amethyst over the Arctic Circle while incanting "bloooooog" in an icy whisper - I'm starting a blog.

When I tweeted about the possibility of doing this I was encouraged by all the responses to follow through on it, and I hope that that communication will continue here; I would love to connect with you in the comments. While I have a lot to say about music and creativity, I'm not some kind of expert grandmaster sound wizard - just a guy who has spent a lot of time making stuff - and I think we all have different and valuable insights to share.

My hope is that this can become a little pocket for the discussion of all areas of the creative process, whether it's reflection on finding your artistic identity or the nitty gritty of how to mic a drum kit. It might be a little all over the place, but I've learned a lot of different things about music in a lot of unusual ways - from spending ten years recording on tape decks as a kid, to being among the first to grow an audience online, to continuing to work while traveling for over a year without any more belongings than could fit in a suitcase. If you follow me on Tumblr you'll know that amidst all the gifs and junk I sometimes make more thoughtful posts about lyrics or music theory, and I plan to edit some of those pieces for inclusion here as well. Please let me know if there's anything you'd like me to write about!

For now I'm planning to post once a week - we'll see how that goes - you can subscribe to get email updates at the bottom of the page.

Also, I've never actually visited the Arctic Circle, but if there's enough interest in the comments we'll go on an expedition.