Stop for a second and ask yourself: ‘How hard is it to actually change someone’s mind?’ Personally, I think it can be pretty damn hard. The central problem seems to be that, once we have publicly stated any kind of opinion it instantly becomes part of our psychological identity – something that the ego will […]Read more "How To Change Someone’s Mind…"
In Jan of 2008 I left my last ever regular job (rock climbing instructor – not kidding), screwed my courage to the sticking place, and began making my way as an independent artist. I made art, and I put it out into the world. I played live, and worked hard to find my community. I […]Read more "The 3 Things You Need To Know Before You Quit Your Day Job…"
Invocation is a beautiful piece of music created using only: voice, an acoustic cello and a loop pedal. I’m Working on some Cool New Stuff. If you’d like an email when I release something new, click the link below. I won’t email you for any other reason, or share your address with anyone else. Click […]Read more "Invocation"
I have something to admit. I’ve failed you. In the past I’ve consciously not talked about: politics, religion, or world events; on my blog or anywhere else for that matter. I rationalized this choice in a few ways: I did not want to exclude any of my audience, and I felt unqualified to comment (I […]Read more "A Letter To My American Friends…"
This post contains: An ancient Greek idea that could potentially change your life, the real reason it doesn’t matter if something is true or not, and a whole slew of zen ninja demon-slaying monkeys. Welcome, to my parlor. Welcome, to my heathen argument for faith. ‘Amor Fati’ ‘Amor Fati’ is a Latin phrase used in […]Read more "Amor Fati: A Heathen Argument For Faith…"
This post is a little different to the usual. It is a cross-post of my most recent newsletter. This is the only time that I’ll be putting one of these up on the blog – I just wanted to give everyone a chance to see what kind of thing I send out to the mailing […]Read more "The Most Important Book I’ve Ever Read + Other Strange Tales…"
‘In Praise of Shadows’ is a book first published in 1933 by the notable Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki. The beating heart of the text is a deeply poetic and graceful exploration of: what beauty means, and where it is to be found. And over the course of what first appears to be a brief and […]Read more "In Praise of Shadows…"