Decadence Dance by Extreme: Songs in the Key of Mutiny

Decadence Dance by Extreme: Songs in the Key of Mutiny

“Decadence Dance,” by Extreme. It is the song that changed my perception about the band who became and remain my favorite. It was also the initial inspiration for me wanting to try to write my own songs. Ironically, “Decadence” is very representative of how incredibly misunderstood the band Extreme is. And for a while, even I missed the point of this particular song, simply because of the way it sounds. I was missing the message....

Inspired By … Book of Shadows (Zakk Wylde)

Inspired By … Book of Shadows (Zakk Wylde)

Inspiration is a funny thing. It can strike at any time and in ways you might never have imagined. The wonderful thing about any kind of art, to me, is its ability to connect with and deeply move you. Zakk Wylde did that to me. With an acoustic guitar. When I first got tickets to see Zakk Wylde perform solo around, I think, 1996, I was expecting to show up at Toronto’s “Opera House” and...

Law of Attraction Journal, Vol. 1 | The Law of Attraction in Music

Law of Attraction Journal, Vol. 1 | The Law of Attraction in Music

Can you work with the Law of Attraction in music? We’re finding out. For over a decade, I’ve dreamed of recording and performing a collection of my own rock songs. I call the band/project “Mutineer.” In January of this year, I finally put my cards on the table, announcing my intention to complete this project publicly. Why? To keep myself accountable. Also, I wanted to share with anyone else who has a personal or professional...