Living a life as a musician has been both a blessing and a curse. In retrospect, my 2 decades of stage stompin’ fun have been rewarding and I’ve been lucky to be part of some wonderful things. But the truth is that, those things can be few and far in between. Boo hoo? Over the years of teaching guitar a common question from student’s former and current is; how can I become a professional musician or even an artist? I would find it extremely hypocritical if I would discourage
Ever get the feeling our existence is nothing more than an imaginary version of itself? Hyperreality - is an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies. Hyperreality is seen as a condition in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended together so that there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins. It allows the co-mingling of physical
Choices are all around us and seem so infinite; but do you ever get the feeling the choices we make somehow are predetermined and not of our own choosing? #conspiracy ;) Like many of us I enjoy Netflix. A majority of programming I spend watching is on this service, it’s great. What I find interesting is how it recommends what I should be watching next. It has intellectually profiled my viewing habits and essentially learned who I am, based on what I watch. For intelligent sof
OMG that's offensive!
Another holiday season has past and a new year is here. Christmas holiday is usually filled with happiness, family, friends and much merriment for all; unless you find it offensive. This puzzles me. How can a wonderful holiday or wishing someone a merry Christmas be construed as offensive? So I did some mild mental math and hypothetically removed the religious connotations and the popular folklore from Christmas; to understand maybe those are the things that people might find
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A majority of us will commonly believe that we live in smart society. Education is central and a fundamental part of building our modern world. But what has our high intellect taught us? Canada recently had a federal election and Justin Trudeau was named the 23rd Prime Minister. Of course it wouldn’t be much of an election without political pundits spewing their opinions; like locusts running loose on a cornfield. I normally try to avoid all the noise that comes with politick