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A Story Of Kindness

No man is an island – John Donne

Well as it turns out, nor is any woman.

I’ve been feeling very reflective the past week or so about the career path I have trodden so far, about the people who have helped and been supportive along the way.

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The Art Of Motivation

I’ve always had problems when it comes to practising. My motivation lacked, and I always found something to procrastinate with instead – redesign my website, write a blog, rearrange the spice cupboard etc etc. 534 more words

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House Kit SOS Guide : Practical solutions to making any kit sound decent!

So we’ve all had it where you show up to a gig and there’s a ‘house kit’ in the loosest of terms! Well aside from how I choose to play the kit during the gig, there are a few go-to things I do to get a good starting point for the sound and playability: 572 more words

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Reality check aged 14...

This is an anecdote about going to see a drum show, with 3 or 4 drummers on the bill. All phenomenal, incredibly inspiring, and after meeting them at a signing, all wonderfully friendly, kind and encouraging. 297 more words

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Taking A Pop... At Pop

The Intro

For those of us who know the difference between good and bad music and are not perturbed by the dubious rebuttal that all Art is subjective when making such assertions, the world of contemporary popular music is a ceaseless, soulless, poisonous assault on our auditory system. 3,407 more words


The hardest lesson I had to learn...

I was 16 years old, still at school, and I had a phone call from a producer (friend of a friend) whose regular drummer had broken his wrist with a recording booked up for the following week. 540 more words

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Jon And Sally Tiven: Dynamic Writing/Producing Team find Unexpected Success-An Article By Ron Wynn

 *Sally and Jon Tiven with blues icon Buddy Guy (Photo Used Courtesy Of Jon Tiven)

Dynamic writing/producing team find unexpected success

By Ron Wynn

The writing/production/instrumental duo (as well as husband and wife) team of Jon and Sally Tiven have worked with many legends of soul, blues, R&B, rock and pop over the years. 1,010 more words

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