Commodore 64 Maintenance

I gave my Commodore 64 its annual cleaning and took some pictures this time. The first thing to do is pop open the case. This can be unnerving, as the back is held on with some plastic hooks. The front has 3 screws. Remove those and then carefully pop it apart. Open from the bottom,Continue reading “Commodore 64 Maintenance”

Christmas, Music, and Commodore 64

One thing I love just as much as music is computers. In particular, I have a passion for the old Commodore 64. There’s one sitting on my desk right now. MY COMPUTER HISTORYI first saw a computer in-person in 1978, when one of my school’s music teachers showed me how he could connect to aContinue reading “Christmas, Music, and Commodore 64”

John Lennon: 1940-1980 in 2020

As of today, John Lennon has been dead for pretty much as long as he had been alive. That’s something to wrap one’s head around. It is an observation that prompts the consideration of how short life can be. Everyone has a story about where they were when this happened. Today, I will tell mine.Continue reading “John Lennon: 1940-1980 in 2020”

Value and Money

This morning I have been reading lots of recent stories about musicians selling off their catalogs to big companies or investors. The latest was Bob Dylan, who sold his catalog for $300 million. It reminded me of when Michael Jackson out-bid Paul McCartney for the back-catalog of The Beatles, for somewhere around $50 million. AllContinue reading “Value and Money”

Do An Inventory

The purpose of today’s entry is to help my fellow musicians, and maybe others, get through these difficult times. THE SET-UPBy mid-2014, I was beginning to feel some burn-out. For many years leading up to that, I made sure that I was in at least 2-3 bands at the same time. I would have multipleContinue reading “Do An Inventory”

More About My Book, The PDF

Download the e-book today: The PDF: A guaranteed plan on how to “make it” as a STAR in the music industry in 6-8 weeks! One of my absolute favorite books about the music industry is called “The Manual” by none other than The KLF. It’s a cynical view of the music industry from their perspectiveContinue reading “More About My Book, The PDF”

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