Monday, April 08, 2013


Dan loves his job. He loves being on the road, living out of a suitcase, driving a van, booking shows, performing and meeting new people. While he’s busy working in the music business, sometimes the passion for music gets lost. It becomes work.  After all, it is a job.  A pro athlete has so much pressure to perform, to stay in shape, to be the best – that they kind of lose the love of the game. I think that being a musician can be the same way. My husband writes a lot of music that doesn't fit the genre of the band he’s in so it just gets played at home, for pleasure and sometimes for the ears of our friends. I wanted to give him a break from  the deadlines and song writing sessions and impending tours and allow him to use his creativity. We’re heading to California to record some of his personal songs just for the fun of it! I’m so glad we have this opportunity to do this because I really love his songs. Even if no one ever hears them but us.

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."  - Ray Bradbury, a great American SciFi Author (1920 - )

I believe that creativity is inherent in all human beings.  Whether it's through art, photos, poetry, decorating your home, writing - everyone is creative and needs opportunities to be creative.  Even people who think they don't have a creative bone in their body, do you have something hanging from your rearview mirror?  A special photo on the desktop of your computer?  Something fun hanging on your bedroom wall?  That is creativity.  Explore it.  Run with it.  Never stop creating.

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