Ghost millionaires on optimism

On Music & Optimism

Wednesday, Feb 23rd, 2016 

I stand on the verge of finishing, what I believe will turn out to be, one of our most important songs so far. It’s been a tough slog and, as often happens, I ran into a new problem that I had never encountered before: this time a missing couplet in the chorus that I couldn’t figure out for the life of me. At one point, I spent the better part of 2-3 weeks locked in a room trying to figure out 4 words. Yep. FOUR words. One syllable each. At the end I came away with exactly…

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Strike that

So much time! So little to do!

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 

Strike that! Reverse it! 

As I look at my ever-growing to-do lists, the mountains I have to read, the social media accounts I simply must maintain, the contacts I have to organize, not to mention all the actual music things I have to manage or grow or work on for Ghost Millionaires, I feel the creeping sense of dread overtake my soul:  “What if I can’t do it all?”, “Why am I doing this anyway?” "Can I just curl up in a ball now?” 

Once you start down that road it’s not long before…

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David Bowie

Monday, Jan 11th, 2016

David Bowie is my Alpha and Omega. Everything I do as a writer or musician is with an implicit sidelong glance to see what he would think. My imaginary David usually sits there on my shoulder saying “that’s crap mate”. And that’s how I like it. His aesthetic basis informs every single decision I make but more than that it informs the very "how" of how I perceive. Not that I'm alone in that. The list of people like me is a very long one. 

Bowie is the set of all possibilities. He’s the…

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