Voilà la version finales de la grande nébuleuse d'Orion avec 2 soirs d'empilement.500 photos de 30sec au total ont été nécessaires pour arriver à ce résultat.C'est la plus brillante nébuleuse diffuse de l'hémisphère nord, visible à l'œil nu, son diamètre réel fait plus de 4 fois le diamètre de la pleine lune dans le ciel!

Musicians don’t retire, they just change direction and get more picky and choosy about what they want to be doing plus… They don’t give a fuck about what people think of them and their music anymore. Right now, we’re approaching the halfway point of May, which means that we’re almost at the end of the…

Feels

For a little while now I’ve been thinking about starting up another band to showcase my increasing portfolio of songs that haven’t seen the light of day. I’ve been testing the waters, keeping one eye open and ear out on the local music scene and even re-joined the board of SCALA (Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists…

Neon

I’m a firm believer that when it comes to songwriting, the originality in your songs comes from the fact that you wrote it in the first place, not from any external source. To reinforce this belief, I found a video of a TEDx talk by author and artist Austin Kleon called “Steal Like An Artist”…

A process is defined as “… a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular goal.” As for a songwriting process, that goal is of course the completion of a song. Songs are what makes this music industry go round and the more that songwriters are encouraged, educated and (most importantly)…

finish, end, completed

I, like many, many songwriters have a problem with my songwriting process… It’s called “perfectionism” and along with an extremely over-zealous inner critic, this problem has plagued me my whole songwriting/music career. I have tried many times to snap out of it and to some extent have been temporarily successful numerous times over the years…

Religious place hidden in the forest

Since the mid nineties I have had a very keen interest in studying meditation. Around that time I was exposed to a number of philosophies of mainly the new age kind through the bands I was in and through the company I kept. This created a healthy environment of wonderment and questioning about what life…

Playing guitar

Let’s look at the word SONGWRITING for a minute. The dictionary meaning of the word is the “… writing the music and words of songs.” Now that should give us a clue but I think the definition it goes deep enough. I reckon the meaning of the word SONGWRITING should be something like… “The process…

For anyone who is visiting this site and reading this blog for the very first time, I extend the warmest of welcomes to you. It’s my goal to keep you coming back for more. More content about my life and the songwriting, music business and home recording components of it. However, for those of you…