The Ride, Not the Result

Well, another inspiring day in class. We talked about chordophones today, beginning in ancient Persia (so we think) roughly 3,300 years ago. We talked at length about how, as instruments traveled along the Silk Road, they were invariably influenced by the new environments they found themselves in—various iterations would be built with different “ingredients,” soContinue reading “The Ride, Not the Result”

Bustin’ Outta Ruts and I Feel Fine

Again it’s raining, but my thoughts are on music now. I’ve been playing guitar and singing all day. My fingers are numb. My vocal cords are shot. I am so freakin’ happy.  In class today, something clicked: I burst out of a musical plateau I’d been in for years. I’ve still got a long wayContinue reading “Bustin’ Outta Ruts and I Feel Fine”

List Queen

The majority of the day passed curled up in bed, doing homework for upwards of four hours. I’m taking 20 credits this quarter, borderline too many—but as it’s my last term of college, I’m shooting for the moon and going out with a bang. On one of my study breaks, I ended up in aContinue reading “List Queen”