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I ventured into the realm of DIY musician, and created my own vocal booth using egg boxes.
The process was Continue reading A DIY vocal booth
I got a ukulele for Christmas.
It was a present from my wife. I must say, that these sorts of things (that is, presents) are not usually in our marital focal or peripheral vision for each other. We tend to edge towards experiences together, rather than stuff for each other. So this Christmas was Continue reading The ukulele… and things we can learn from it
Last year was quite a year. I stopped counting the number of gigs eventually. Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #5
I head home from the Mother City. The flight lands at King Shaka in Durban, and I must fetch the hired car, get back to home base in Pietermaritzburg and will walk straight into rehearsals for the new theatre show that Tammy and I are involved in. Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #4
I’m in Cape Town. Performances, meetings, research of venues… it’s all happening.
7.02am. My inbox is full of correspondence. People who want wedding invitations (after the KZN Bridal Fair), business deals and various musical endeavours. It really feels like the hustle is on. Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #3
I’ve been through a number of different seasons as a musician. But the past few months in 2018 are worth documenting… both for myself but also for those who are interested in what the behind-the-scenes stuff of musician life looks like.
It all started in May… Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #2
I’ve been reflecting on my life as a musician and an artist. It’s not the ONLY thing I do, but it’s a big part of what I do. For example, I’m a husband. That’s full time. I’m a father of three. That’s beyond full time.
Then I’m involved in various capacities teaching and consulting and pastoring. I don’t need to go into all of it, but I think of myself as all these things together, not exclusively divided up into hours of the day. But if someone asked me what I do for a living, I would say Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #1
Ask my fingertips. The evidence is all there.
I think I have played more music in the last 8 weeks than I have in the last 5 years. Steel string guitars don’t lie to your fingertips… especially 2-3 hours at a time. (Sometimes four.) But besides that, I’m puzzled. Why now? Why suddenly the flash flood of gigs?
My wife reckons it’s because Continue reading A new trend in music