Peace Bridge Music Video

Hi all:

I just wanted to share my PEACE BRIDGE music video with you today. You can see all of my videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/rkrpiano

 

I want to share this performance article with you…

As a musician fairly plugged into the Internet music scene, my inbox overflows daily with advice, trends, and general bologna. Every once in a while i come across a gem – a valuable piece of information which has the potential to really help me in one or more areas of my music career.

Such is the case with the link I want to pass on today . . .

Why Your Acoustic Show Doesn’t Have To Suck

If you do any type of performming I hope this story will help you too!

K ;-)

Confessions of a Lonely Composer

hitthewallHere it is Thursday – almost the end of the work week. The “day before that dreaded day” – Friday.

I can hear you asking now, “What’s wrong with Friday? Doesn’t everyone in the whole world look forward to Friday?”

I suppose so and even I must admit that Friday’s are not all that terrible. It’s just that on Friday I usually spend several hours reviewing the music ideas and melodies I’ve written throughout the week. It’s almost become a day of dread for me because I’ve accumulated hundreds of musical “snippets” over the past few months and it leaves me in an sensory and emotional over-loaded state trying to sort it all out.

Think of it like this; Every time I write a line of music that is melodic and appeals too me, I save it. For those who have followed me a while, you know that I also habitually “plan” creative sessions several times a week where I will sit at the piano, find a key, invent a melody, and record the entire session on my iPad so that I can go back and rehearse any good ideas that I run onto later. So, let’s say every time I write (or record) some music I throw that “snippet” into a dry river bed. Now here’s my problem – the dry river bed has turned into a raging whitewater river and I’m neck deep in it without a life jacket. There – feelings described.

Also take into consideration that I’m a creative person by nature. My creative radar doesn’t seem to have an off button (at least I’ve never found it) so I stay in a constant state of creativity blur. You know the old adage “can’t see the forest for the trees?” It applies!

So what am I to do?

I’ve never been one to work on a single project at a time. I’ve got to have a whole plethora of irons in the fire and candles burning at both ends. (Geez I’m exhausted after all those idiums!) That being the case, there are days when I feel like I work myself into a frenzy trying to finish just a single project. Hence – the dread of Fridays – a day of reckoning and judgment.

They always say that writers and composers and artists are some of the loneliest people. I know for sure that I spend a lot of time feeling lonely as I wrestle with creative ideas and notions.

Am I alone in the universe?

Does any other creator-type feel over-weighted like I do?

Is there a cure to this sickness?

Well, for today, it doesn’t matter. I have work to do, projects to complete, and Friday coming fast. Time to buckle down and make some headway.

AN ETCHING IN TIME is available on iTunes!

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Get individual tracks or the entire album instantly at iTunes. Just click on the picture above!

Title Change

Going forward I’m changing the name of my piece “Joy of Life” to “Lively Diversion” and, although I haven’t thought of a replacement title, I will also be re-naming my second album.

Thanks