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On Being Ready, and Never Really Feeling Ready

A couple weeks ago, I was invited by a friend to play in his writers round at the Bluebird Café. I was going to perform in a round with absolutely killer musicians, writers, and singers. And I was going to be bringing my dorky little pop…


How You Know You’re on the Right Track

You’re tired all the time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. You’ll always feel guilty, like you should be doing something “productive” with every free second you have. You’re playing out every night you have the energy to. You’re writing all the time. You…


The Importance of Writing Really Terrible Songs

Believe it or not, it’s completely ok to suck. No really. It’s the honest truth. I promise I’m not trying to sell you anything. As creatives, we have to make. And because we’re human, not everything we make is going to be awesome. We…