Hum a Few Bars and I Will Fake It

If you are not familiar with the phrase, Hum a Few Bars and I Will Fake It, you are probably under 40 years old. I am not sure of its origins, but it was uttered by a deeply experienced musician who, with just a hint as to the melody of a song, could play the song [...]

By |2018-07-31T06:28:01-04:00July 31st, 2018|Brand, Business, Creativity, Music, Professional Development, Skills, Small Business, Stories, Success|Comments Off on Hum a Few Bars and I Will Fake It

Failing a Lot

In his April 2016 TED talk, Adam Grant made a point that I found fascinating. The best known and most re-recorded classical composers are the ones that generated the most content. Beethoven, Bach and Mozart wrote so much music that some of it turned out to be great. In other words, they were the ones [...]

By |2017-08-12T15:30:17-04:00August 5th, 2017|Art, Creativity, Grit, Music, Productivity|Comments Off on Failing a Lot

Limitations

How exactly does one market professional services? I mean, we are not creating the iPhone here, some brand new gadget with intriguing design and features. Sometimes professionals feel like they are doing the same, or similar work, day in and day out. We are bound by sets of rules, accepted methods and client expectations. Stifling, right? Not [...]

By |2017-07-31T10:09:53-04:00July 31st, 2017|Art, Marketing, Music, Service, Skills, Success|Comments Off on Limitations

Buke and Gase

Buke and Gase is a musical duo named after the DIY instruments they play: the Buke is an electrified Bass Ukelele and the Gase is a Guitar/Bass hybrid. Arone Dyer (the girl on Buke) and Aron Sanchez (the guy on Gase) also provide vocals and foot-powered percussion. The result is eerie, compelling and unique music. Here is a live performance video from NPR: http://youtu.be/Rc2VU4Wb7G8. Please [...]

By |2013-03-21T11:07:23-04:00March 21st, 2013|Music|Comments Off on Buke and Gase
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