Why Did Social Media Become So Anti-Social? STOP IT!

I want to start off with a story. I’ve been a musician pretty much all my life. As a matter of fact, at 10 years old, I started taking guitar lessons from a colonel at West Point Military Academy. We lived very close. My dad worked at the hotel there, which was on the base.…

Five Ways You Can Generate Better Content

Whether you know it or not… you are generating content. Every bit, byte, and document you use by using a computer, tablet or smart phone is creating data. Every search you do in Google, Yahoo and Bing creates data. Nowadays, even turning your TV on is generating data. And you thought you were just sharing an article on Google+,…

The Perfect Audience…

Many of you know I have a two man acoustic band named Dough! We have been playing together for almost 15 years. I had booked jobs for January and March, and then Mark informed me he needed a break. I called the place to let them know and they said “Could you do it solo?”, so…

3 Things That Make Every Post A Gift

How Things Change What was that one Christmas (Hanukkah, holiday) present that changed your life? If you never had one… then bear with me. I was blessed with some great parents who did everything they could to make Christmas special for us kids. The one that really changed my life was my first boom box.…

Getting Heard… Above the Noise?

Being a musician, I have played in bands since I was 10 years old and I have run sound for many others.  There is a reason that you have amps, speakers, mixing consoles, mics and more.  You try to mix the sound so that everything sounds evenly blended. When something needs to be featured (like…

“Vive Bene, Spesso L’Amore, Di Risata Molto”

This is an incredible time of year. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is filled with anticipation, memories, and reflection. If you’re in the Midwest like we are, you have a love-hate relationship with the snow. It’s a beautiful covering of the ground that you still have to go out and shovel, like we…