A Mother’s Day chat reveals that the secrets to happiness and maturity (i.e. true adulthood) are independence, challenge, and exploration.
Yes, I’m writing and you’re reading this on a screen. But here’s why you should minimize your screen-time for the sake of your practice.
A generalist has many, varied interests; a specialist has one, primary one. For me, the secret to happiness and professional success is combining both approaches.
Summary: On going crazy trying to brand this site and Gig-Ready Jazz Bassist, deciding I’m NOT a brand, and developing my “anti-brand.”
As a bonus, here are some possible “anti-brand” projects in the works:
- Switching almost exclusively to comic format
- More “A Musical History of the Naughty Aughties” (Part 1, Part 2) and related series
- Converting some of my Sounds of Laughter materials into comics
- Covering a variety of topics – old favorites such as freelancing, instructional design, and yoga; and perhaps a few new ones
Part 2: From “Beat It” to “California Gurls” – how hip-hop replaced rock as the incongruous element in pop music For music examples mentioned in the comic, see below and “A Musical History of the Naughty Aughties, Part 1.”
Sample from “Beat It” Intro (starts at 3:30)