Success & Legacy

MONDAY BYES — October 3, 2016 This is a long delayed THANK YOU to composer Jonathan Newmark who wrote in on the topics of legacy and how we measure success. The word legacy always reminded me of dogs marking their territory. And men donating buildings to be named in...

Musicians Lives Matter

MONDAY BYTES — July 11, 2016 In the wake of the violence over the past weeks, it may seem that what we do as musicians is irrelevant. That in times of strife, the people who matter—who make a difference—are not musicians. In a world obsessed with material wealth,...

No Drug Test Needed

MONDAY BYTES — July 21, 2014 One of the amazing things about music is that it bypasses our thought process and our language functions, and acts immediately on our nervous system, the way a narcotic does. Music affects brain chemistry: it produces dopamine, the same...