Dear Dean, how do I get more people to come to my shows? - Love, Everyone
I feel that now is a time for self-reflection. Have you felt a little frustrated in yourself lately? Maybe you haven't progressed much in the past year? I want to go over a checklist with you today. Let's figure out why we might feel this way and discuss how we can improve. We can laugh about it while we're doing it! Shout out to Felipe Bustillo (instagram) @pipe_fx for the photos!
I wanted to take a step away from the killer music advice I'm giving (I wish I had that much pride) and I wanted to share with you a post I found from back in 2013. I'm happy to say I still believe this. It's strange to think how much we change. I always answer to the same name though. I have a few more memories, a few more scars, seen and unseen. I'm happy to have all of them. I have come to learn that I am not the body I have, that gets hairy and sleepy, it gets a little more grey every day. I'm not the memories or the past that made me. I'm the values and beliefs I hold and share. In some shape or way, that makes me immortal I guess. I will live on through the love and hope and strength that I share. Long after my body is covered by dirt and the few streams of music dissipate into white noise. There's a certain sweetness to the pain that love causes now.
The first night of practice/trying is usually a major let down. It doesn't have to leave you wanting though! Read this for a few quick tips on getting the most out of a first practice/try out.
John Lennon was a dreamer, but he wasn't the only one. Playing with others is always more fun than playing alone. It can be intimidating to ask others to come play in your group. I have a few ideas to get you started!
If you are wondering what is holding you back from what your dream, I think I have the answer, and you should feel dumb for not knowing it.
pop culture gave me an extremely high expectation bar to clear. When I watched School of Rock and thought...
Let me tell you something that might surprise you. Or maybe you already knew it, and I need to brush up on my music history. The last live Beatles' touring performance was on 29 August 1966. Obviously, that excludes the rooftop concert because they were not touring then. McCartney announced that …