Here is our pre-concert promo video for Shanghai Concert Hall footage from the shows coming shortly! VIDEO
Sonny Rollins true feelings about music in the (Satire):
certainly it's sad that so many fall short of these ideals. We can only set an example we hope others will follow.
Our program for upcoming concerts @ (tab for English at upper right)
Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war. ~Dr. Martin Luther King
Four habits of common decency: show up on time; do what you say you're going to do; finish what you start; and say please & thank you.
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable. ~Mark Twain
Automatic sperm extractor introduced into A Chinese hospital:
Three can keep a secret if two are dead.
Chance favors the prepared mind. --Louis Pasteur (1822-95)
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving & struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.V.Frankl
Need to do something about terrible odor at the Thatcher Rd. store in Gloucester. Smell is gag-worthy and getting worse.
The coming digital anarchy:
Why Superstitious People Should Stay Home Friday - News
taking a group of performers to this summer to play American music, can you help? I'm w/
Hoping to bring a group to this summer to perform American music as cultural diplomacy. I have a great band put together for this.
You will love this site if you are a bird lover like me! Lists every bird species:
This is a smart attitude. You should never make your success dependent on the approval of others.
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. ~Mark Twain
actually yes, but not only because it comes from the heart, but because it evokes strong emotions.
Another reason people prefer failure is that deep down, they don't really believe they deserve to succeed.
many prefer failure because it is at least familiar & in comfort zone, and they know what to do with the feelings.
Frustrated that somehow I am always a day late on your coupons. Can't you make them valid for longer? Love the
How to know if you are eating pink slime:
Sometimes I love music so much that it is painful to play it.
A large part of the secret of winning is beginning.
Practice being spectacular long enough, and being spectacular will become your default mindset and regular way of being.
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A life truly can change with a single decision. Make this the first day of your best life.
tried the Maca Root Shave Cream it feels great BUT when will companies figure out that men HATE scented shave products?
Freezing Japanese guy uses a sweater to turn himself into a turkey:
I must say I am digging take on "Royals" I hear this song a totally different way now. VIDEO
Flies won't fly into a closed mouth ~Spanish proverb.
If you can pronounce all the words in this poem you speak better than 90% of native English speakers (try it!):
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The hardest tasks on earth are spiritual: Return love for hate; include the excluded; forgive without apology, and to say 'I was wrong.'
"Live a life of love, honesty, appreciation, kindness and strength. Sprinkled with a little silliness."
Extremism in any form is a kind of self-brainwashing that leads to idiotic and unhealthy outcomes.
What is the most musical part of a fish? The scales!
There was never a good war, or a bad peace. ~Benjamin Franklin
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity. Adam Smith (Scottish philosopher, 1723-1790)
Thanks so much for the kind words, Eve. Hope to read more of your tweets & you can follow me too!
It is better not to have a backup plan. If you have a "Plan B" you are most likely to use it.
The path of love may have many a thorn along the way, yet love would not be treasured if you did not risk pain to find it.
Reason must propel your actions, not your 'likes' and 'dislikes'.
Humans are the only species on the planet that knows today is Thursday. Quite an accomplishment!
Oops! I forgot to tweet today!
Art gives us a distorted mirror in which to examine our flawed perceptions of reality.
This video shows that elephants don't make great musicians, though they do like music: VIDEO
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The more authoritarian governments are, the more they need to be afraid of especially musicians and poets.
"The wise musicians are those who play what they can master." -
Am I ready? I was BORN ready!
To those who spam me with an idiotic DM after I followed you, & you haven't followed me back: I will unfollow you immediately.
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Thank you for invaluable service in getting information out on helping us stay ahead of curve!
CF projected to be $300 billion industry by 2025 & is already integral part of direct-to-fan marketing in music business.
That was one of most informative crowdfunding articles that I have ever read...love the quantitative analysis! thank you!
If you send me one of those silly DM's after I follow you saying you use TrueTwit validation, I will unfollow you so fast your head spins!
What a great time last night commencement concert with great performances!
have you seen this research from on the crowdfunding budgets?
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Whereas I used to think I knew more than I actually knew, now I probably know more than I think I know. Hmmm...
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. ~John Lennon
Take note that we live in a capitalist society, where it takes money to make money. Why do most artists believe that there are no investors?
Fear rarely makes a strong impression.
Creative ideas to help job seekers be more memorable:
break a leg with your online performance tonight! Tweeps can all watch here:
Students who study music also tend to be better at math.
What does this year's graduating class at look like? Here's a snapshot of 12 students:
If you send me a link and want me to check out your music, it helps if you also give me a compelling reason to do so.
almost time to welcome the Class of 2014 into your ranks!
How to make a prospective employer think they can't live without you:
Landing the job comes down to making the hiring manager like you, and showing how you will solve the problems they face....
Act early on for media coverage:
How to survive a long job search:
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.(Proverbs 4:7)
The meaning of life in 20 minutes by (Derek Sivers): VIDEO
Take some tips from a musician on how to deal with performance anxiety:
Many people prefer misery to happiness because it is more familiar. Being unhappy initiates a familiar set of actions.
As you say, number of musicians & consumers have increased, & quality may be same or less (some cases) but revenues plummeted.
I get your point, and maybe it is true if you go back to 1960, but I would disagree when comparing to 1999.
Somehow it seems that musicians have always gotten ripped-off. Is there nothing can be done? There has to be an opportunity.
Music has gone from a $40 Billion industry in 1999 to $15 Billion now, while the number of consumers accessing has increased ten-fold.
Artists & musicians need to take a stand against the current "free music" environment, this is worse than prostitution! Get paid.
VERY interesting proposition, however central coding requirement a high technological/political hurdle
I always unfollow people who spam me with a DM right after I followed them, but they haven't followed me back. Really?
Helpful tips for telephone interviews:
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Two are better than one..If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls & has no one to help him up!Ecclesiastes
One big question for artists is: how will you monetize? If there is no strategy for bringing revenues, why would anyone invest?
Here's how to prepare a professional crowdfunding budget:
You can actually go to school and college to learn how to play and get technical with the electric bass. ~Stanley Clarke
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ~Andy Warhol
My first real guitar was a used baby blue I bought with my paper-route money in the early 1970's, it changed my life.
The most important part of my religion is to play guitar. ~Lou Reed
I'm amazed by the influence guitars have had on the history & development of contemporary music in the world!