A couple of months ago I wrote about the importance of Open Mic nights for the development of your writing and performing skills.
Being an anal sort of fellow, I group the various music apps on my iPhone into a ‘Play’ folder for all the tools that are supposed to help me create, and a ‘Listen’ folder for all the apps I can us
For most of 2016, I've been playing once a week, three songs at a time in my very own local bar. It's been a revelation.
Learning to drum is teaching me the importance of both left hand and right hand in playing musical instruments. And maybe it can change your personality too.
From Caedmon songs to Twitter via pedal boards and guitar pickups, a general review and update.
Yes, it's beginning to dawn on me that the view from over here in the oldies corner seems to reach a lot further. I can see things now I never saw before. Now, where did I put my specs...
The newspapers all do it, the TV channels all do it, the magazines ('books' if you live in Manchester, UK) all do it, so why the hell not?
I was possibly a little unfair in my previous post Drumming for Beginners, which might have given the false impression
So, what have I been up to in my long struggle to avoid actually finishing a song?
Well, I've decided to learn how to play the drums.
'More music - less tech', cry readers.