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She’s 14 Already?

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This is the question that I find myself asking this week as Hayley, my second oldest child, celebrates her birthday. Wow! Time sure does fly when you’re a parent! I felt old enough back in February when my oldest daughter, … Continue reading

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Purple Poetry

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Dig if U will, a picture… The room is adorned in PURPLE, PEACH, and BLACK. A candle burns by the stained glass window, as the rain falls. The lights go down in this empty room… This is the day we … Continue reading

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Seeing the Art in People

Sometimes it’s hard to see the big picture. Let me give you an example… A few years ago, while I was in the middle of a studio project with a client, I offered to play some of my unfinished work … Continue reading

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What I Learned in Africa – Part 2: Melody, Harmony, and Other Things We All Have in Common

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“It matters not what country the musician or the fan comes from. Music is a language that all understand.” –Victor Wooten This quote is actually from a book I was reading while I was in Malawi, and I saw it … Continue reading

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What I Learned in Africa: An Introduction

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“If you’re not using your life to make someone else’s life better, then you are wasting it.” I don’t quite remember where and when I heard the above phrase, but it has really come to mean a lot to me … Continue reading

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A Post for Miss Hayley

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On my first solo CD, “Refuge”, I concluded the CD with a little lullaby that I had written for my daughter, Cassidy (“Little Angel”). As part of the rhythm track, I had sampled her heartbeat the night before she was … Continue reading

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I’m Too Young To Have A Teenage Daughter!

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I’ve been saying this phrase over and over for the past week, but it hasn’t helped. It’s true… as of today, I am the father of a teenage girl. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! It seems like only yesterday we were bringing Cassidy home … Continue reading

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The Creator’s Manifesto

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The Creator’s Manifesto Create (kre-āt): verb; to bring into existence; cause to happen as a result of one’s actions. Welcome to a brand new year! If you’re like me, you’ve probably set a few goals for 2013. One of the … Continue reading

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Eric’s Christmas Top 10

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Well, here we are again. It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” that everyone’s been waiting for. I started thinking today about all the great music and musical traditions that surround us at Christmas time and I decided to … Continue reading

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It’s Not About You

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I’ve been in the music business for over 20 years. In those 20 years, this business of music has changed in many ways, primarily in the area of technology. Recording equipment has become more affordable and more “user-friendly”, while information … Continue reading

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