I don’t know about you but when I go to a concert (of any kind) I want to hear something I haven’t heard before. Something I can’t hear by pressing play on a device. Sometimes, I know, it’s just what needs to be done. There are some environments, settings, or employers that demand some degree [...]
…The food that is pushed on us by the industry and the FDA is loaded with cocktails (some derived from natural sources; some not-so-much) of chemicals that make the food not only more palatable but cheaper and – this is scientifically proven – more addictive…
…I just picked albums released this year that got more personal airplay than all the other albums I bought from 2012. Basically, the ones I couldn’t put down…
When, like a robot in sci-fi movies that becomes self aware, it begins to take over. When all the extra becomes so important that you can’t do without it.
For the last few years, my little family unit (my wife, my son, and I) take the Thanksgiving holiday to bond as a family. We get away from the hustle and the bustle of the normal holiday rituals. We leave town. Foregoing gluttony and the ‘how many houses can we make it to in one [...]
When I started this blog, I knew that there would be times when things would get personal. One thing I really wanted to do was shed light on life as a musician tainted with anxiety (social as well as performance). I know a lot of you are thinking that everyone has anxiety problems and, you [...]
…this happens to your office… Sure, retaliation could be bad but it was worth it.
It’s amazing how much we belittle ourselves as a nation in the name of a political figure…
…The fewer your streams of information, the fewer resources you have for drawing YOUR OWN CONCLUSION…The fewer ideas you entertain, the more blindly you are accepting what someone else told you to believe.
Even back in 2005 when Pelt released his fourth album, Identity, he had a musical rap sheet a mile long. He had been recording with cats like Soulive (Eric Krasno, Alan Evans and Neal Evans), Lonnie Plaxico, Mingus Big Band, Wayne Shorter, Gerald Wilson and a dozen or so more. Identity is packed with wonderfully written melodies and [...]