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
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?
I had an epiphany these last few weeks. A fairly life-changing one. I was sitting at a restaurant in Cape Town, watching people come and go. At first I was missing my own family as I saw others arrive, but then something got my attention… Continue reading What families can do together #1
Have you ever considered how much money and time goes into making and posting a wedding invitation, only for it to last a few days, weeks, maybe months… and then everyone discards it? Here’s an alternative:
What an epic weekend it was. I survived the altitude change, I wasn’t hijacked and best of all… I got to play music! The last time I was in Joburg to play music we were gallivanting around Pretoria with Southern Gypsey Queen and the back end of Richmond with Newtown. Good times.
I love being on the road. Don’t get me wrong – there’s no place like home: I mean, I get woken up by my kids and hauled out of bed on cold Autumn mornings (before sunrise), the lawn has to be cut, and my dogs bark (read: yap) at everything that moves. Continue reading Joburg and back