Inspiration

Law of Attraction Journal Vol. 10 | Treading Water

Law of Attraction Journal Vol. 10 | Treading Water

When I set out on this journey I promised myself that I would keep track of the progress at least once every month. Other than checking in to say, “Not much is happening,” not much has been happening. At least, not for the Mutineer project. Having said that, interesting things can and do occur when you set goals for yourself and move toward them. For some, they seem too difficult and the idea of believing...

Revo by Walk Off the Earth: Songs in the Key of Mutiny

Revo by Walk Off the Earth: Songs in the Key of Mutiny

This past March, I went to a concert to see a Canadian band called Marianas Trench. Although they are likely not aiming at me as their target demographic, I’ve always enjoyed their songwriting ability and both my kids love them, so off we went. What we were not expecting was that the supporting band was going to completely blow us away, and that I’d find another song that sparked new inspiration. Discovering Something New …...

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...

Inspired By … Saigon Kick

Inspired By … Saigon Kick

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. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’re moved to try and write your own song, paint your own painting or take up photography (though it may indeed do that in some cases). The moving part is a sense...

Inspired By … 21st Century Breakdown

Inspired By … 21st Century Breakdown

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. That doesn’t necessarily mean you immediately then try and write your own song, paint your own painting or take up photography (though it may indeed do that in some cases). The moving part is a sense...

Kicking The Bucket List: Making My Rock and Roll Dream Real (Part 7 of 7)

Kicking The Bucket List: Making My Rock and Roll Dream Real (Part 7 of 7)

Part 7:  Testing the Law of Attraction Having now gone to the trouble to say all this … why should you care? Maybe you don’t and never will. That’s okay with me. But if you’ve ever dreamed of doing something but kept yourself from trying because you just couldn’t figure out how to do it, keep an eye on this space and see what happens. I’ll be your guinea pig for testing the Law of...

Kicking The Bucket List: Making My Rock and Roll Dream Real (Part 6 of 7)

Kicking The Bucket List: Making My Rock and Roll Dream Real (Part 6 of 7)

This is the sixth in a series of articles. Previous entries can been accessed quickly with these links: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6: Challenges and Potential Solutions For the purpose of a quick review, here are just some of the challenges I see between me and the completion of this project: – I don’t have the money – I don’t have the time – I don’t have the...

Kicking The Bucket List: Making My Rock and Roll Dream Real (Part 5 of 7)

Kicking The Bucket List: Making My Rock and Roll Dream Real (Part 5 of 7)

Part 5: Setting the Intention and Moving Forward I love Bob Proctor. Following his advice has made a massive positive difference in my life this past year+. This quick and simple (but direct) video message, which I saw in the fall, really hit home: In case you didn’t feel like watching the video (or couldn’t, for some reason), here’s what he says: “How often do you find yourself sitting around with a loved one, and...

Kicking The Bucket List: Making My Rock and Roll Dream Real (Part 4 of 7)

Kicking The Bucket List: Making My Rock and Roll Dream Real (Part 4 of 7)

This is the fourth in a series of articles. Click these links to read the previous entries: Part One Part Two Part Three Part 4 – Challenges Everywhere. And Meet the First Mate So, if I’ve had the Mutineer name, concept, logo and songs in hand for almost a decade, why haven’t I moved forward with it before now? Here are just some of the excuses I’ve made for myself: – I don’t have the money...