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Reading Time: 5 minutes I used to work with one of the most talented songwriters/musicians back in the day named Ken Somerville. He once wrote an incredible track entitled, “Do Something Good For Somebody”, and to this day, it has left an indelible mark on me. The following article is to show through my own examples
Reading Time: 2 minutes Ya Just Didn’t Know It Was Me A great songwriter/musician I was working with at the time was asked if he wanted to submit some material for George Benson and Lou Rawls to review for possible inclusion on their new album. The year; 1992. I thought it was amazing that they would
Reading Time: 2 minutes I was a registration manager for the New Music Seminar in New York City. Long before American Idol and The Voice, The New Music Seminar was the premiere showcase convention where up and coming musicians, songwriters, and various artists would be given a huge platform to showcase their stuff and possibly get themselves a recording deal. The year; 1993.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Telogen Effluvium. Now there’s a strange and unfamiliar term to many people, even physicians. To understand this medical term, let’s first take a look at the three stages of hair growth. They are the Anagen phase, Catagen phase, and Telogen phase. The Anagen phase is the period of growth. Hair actively grows
Reading Time: 6 minutes The terms misgendering and deadnaming are foreign to many people. Some that are not familiar with these terms and what they mean believe them to be “politically correct snowflaking”. Some are so lost when it comes to transgender concerns that they would rather believe dangerous and backward-thinking ideologues like Ben Shapiro or
Reading Time: 2 minutes When working in Nashville and anywhere else in the music business, one name that always comes up when speaking of vocal coaching is Brett Manning. He has trained many well-known music artists including Taylor Swift, Hayley Williams (Paramore), Keith Urban, Leona Lewis, Poppy, Luke Bryan, John Michael Montgomery, Lauren Mayberry, Miley Cyrus, TJ Harris, Wes Hampton, and Rob Chapman; just to name a few. Brett has also coached several Grammy and CMA Award winners, as well as recent Broadway casts of Les Misérables, Jekyll & Hyde, and Elton John’s Aida.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The year; 1993. The location: The Palladium in New York City. I was one of the managers with the New Music Seminar. This particular night, I was working the Palladium where several now bigtime artists were performing and showcasing. The big event was handling one of the hottest new performance groups around. Their stage setup was one of the most elaborate I had seen to date.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The year; 2007. In all, there were sixteen of us at a recording studio in Ossining, New York. A brand new state of the art masterpiece of a studio that would wow just about any mainstream recording artist. I was invited through a friend to attend a Mix Magazine (the magazine for the recording industry) photoshoot and eventual cover story for this beautiful facility.