February 2010

Skill Variations

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. ~ Robert Heinlein 

I keep thinking of this quote lately!  “Specialization is for insects.”  These evenings in the studio continue to be both fun and intense.  It used to be somewhat frustrating to be both musician and engineer; switching from right brain (creativity and spontaneity) with performing to left brain (precision and deliberate focus) for engineering and editing. I can recall the guys in the band and I all having difficulty with it not so long ago.  But it’s getting easier to just shift from one to the other.  It used to drain the creativity right out of me to have to do analytical work on the computer.  This more flexible feeling is so liberating!  It feels so empowering to be able feel confident about various skills. 

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About the Labyrinth Collection

Several of our older songs and almost all of the new ones fall into the Labyrinth Collection that will be featured on Psychanaut.com.  It’s a musical story (although any song can stand on its own too) of Universal Consciousness taking physical form, and having a myriad of life these experiences on the way to remembering itself.  These last days in the studio working on the songs for this collection have been super productive.

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Everybody wants a show…and recording updates

Yes, I’m getting all your emails and messages on myspace and facebook asking “when is the next show?”  Some of you are worried, some of you are a bit annoyed, and some of you are just really wanting the music and miss us.  We miss you too.   I love hearing from you, it really touches me that so many of you care enough to write…

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