Sensei Blog #008 – The Song Writing Process

When I was writing songs as a 16-17 year old, I used to get depressed. Deeply depressed. I could not manage my mental state, I didn’t understand how chords fit together, why my words didn’t come out right, and I didn’t understand how the gods of the rock world did what they did. Importantly, I […]

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Sensei Blog #027 – The Rocking Chair Test

Sensei Blog #027 – The Rocking Chair Test   Over the years from a variety of sources I’ve heard sayings such as “Don’t sweat the small stuff”. I have certainly been guilty of self-inflicted anxiety over trivial matters. A close friend said to me once a similar thing along the lines of not worrying about […]

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Sensei Blog #12 – The Painful Truth

Sensei Blog #012 – The Painful Truth I have been fortunate enough in my career to have had plenty of accolades, for which I am exceedingly grateful. But on reflection, it would seem that, surprisingly, the uncomfortable criticisms (the painful truths) from people I looked up to and respected were the moments that ended up […]

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