My Favorite Cartoon Character, Life & Music

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I recently had a thought about my favorite cartoon character, and how he relates to my life & music. This thought began at a really cool weekly meeting I attend here in Nashville with a group of several other people in the music industry. I’ve grown to love this group, called Balanced Breakfast, and the people in it. You should see if there is a Balanced Breakfast group, or something similar in your town!

Each week the meeting begins with an “ice breaker,” where everyone is asked a question that is designed to break the ice, so to speak, and begin the meeting in a fun way. This week, the ice breaker question was “what is your favorite cartoon character?” I picked Phineas, from the show “Phineas and Ferb,” as my favorite…(read more)

Success and Excellence

Success and Excellence

What is success? While I realize success means different things to different people, I believe a common thread of success is (or at least should be) doing things with excellence. For me, success and excellence go hand-in-hand, and that means caring greatly about what I do.

As a mix engineer, for example, I strive for excellence, because I am passionate about it, and I really care about the quality of my work. Each time I sit down to mix a song, my goal is for it to be the best mix ever created, and to be the best mix the artist or band has ever heard…(read more)