I’m not entirely sure how there are nearly 2,000 of you subscribed to this blog, but I’m delighted you’re here.
If you’d like to keep hearing what I have to say about music, activism, politics, technology, culture, and stories from my life, then, I hope you’ll take a moment to subscribe to my new Substack blog.
My posts so far:
- Autism in music – “I’m leaning into talking more about my Autism, particularly what it means for me as a musician. We have a lot to contribute to the world intellectually, artistically, and interpersonally. We are valuable and worthy of belonging regardless of how much support we need to participate.”
- How songwriting works – “Music is the stuff of life, but somehow we treat it as this mystical thing that emerges from the ether. We talk about talent – which does exist and is important – far more than we talk about the hard work and technique that songwriters put into our craft. In this post I’m going to share what I’ve learned about songwriting during my time at Berklee, because it’s only natural that you should wonder how it works.”
- What’s my deal with guitar anyway? – “In late 2015 and early 2016, I went through several rounds of auditions for Pump Boys and Dinettes – a musical that was being produced at the Village Theatre in which every actor must play an instrument in addition to singing, acting, and dancing. I’d been playing the piano since I was 11, so I auditioned on keys. But by the time final casting rolled around, I was told that the actor they’d cast to play keys had won a Tony for playing Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, so… they didn’t need me for that.”
It’s free for now, but I will eventually make it $1/month. If you’ve backed me on any crowdfunding platform, ever, you will be grandfathered in for no additional charge. Ever.
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