Saturday, October 17, 2009

Big Shouts to Levar Burton, Shirley and the Rob's Place Staff.

You still read right? Hope so. The written word is dope. For musicians everywhere there are a few books that should be scattered among your shelves amidst the What's Happenin!' DVD box set and the incense holder. Some are industry standard, and some remind us of why we do what we do, how to do it and how to maintain our sanity while we get it done:

Ignore Everybody by Hugh Macleod
Creativity comes from all angles and seems to have a few guidelines.

Ziglar on Selling by Zig Ziglar
Now that you have your sound down. Learn how to peddle that ish.

On the Record by Guy Oseary
Ahmet Ertegun (RIP), Rick Rubin and a gang of other names you should know have pretty interesting things to say on the biz and how they learned to rape it.

All You Need to Know About the Music Business by Donald S. Passman

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
Stop waiting for the inspiration to hit. Get up off that thing and work.

The Bedford Handbook for Writers by Diana Hacker
You can't freestyle everything. At least learn the rules before you blatantly violate them.

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel Levitin
Art and science for real. Freaky.

Get your library card out or sit on the floor at Barnes and Nobles and get to knowing!!!



  1. "Take a look. It's in a book. The reading rainboowww." Thanks to you, now that song will be in my head ALL DAY LONG.

  2. the Bedford is mos def a standard. the What's Happening DVD set...not so much...