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Welcome to Day 3 of the release of the ebook ‘Booking Your Band in Texas’. This guide is designed to help you contact and book yourself a live show at venues around Texas. Today’s venue list covers Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation but a city not known for it’s music community. Booking [...]

Welcome to Day 2 of the release of the ebook ‘Booking Your Band in Texas’. This guide is designed to help you contact and book yourself a live show at venues around Texas. Today’s venue list covers Dallas, the cosmopolitan center of Texas and also, a hotbed for rodeo. Booking Your Band in Texas – [...]

Welcome to Day 1 of the release of the ebook ‘Booking Your Band in Texas’. This guide is designed to help you contact and book yourself a live show at venues around Texas. Today’s venue list covers Austin, “The Music Capital of the World.” Booking Your Band in Texas – pt. 1, Austin This download [...]

Any band looking to step up their game in 2010 can initiate their excitement engines. Over the next 5 days I’ll be releasing a list of venues within a four hour drive of Houston that you can contact to book your band a gig. This list is a lead up to Bandcampus: BOOKING PARTY which will be [...]

The end of 2009 saw reflective lists from everyone who could get up the energy to dredge their memories and diaries. I’d like to offer a different list, a wishlist for 2010, or a to-do list for the decade if you can’t get to it this year. I contributed to a similar list focused solely [...]

A stressful end to six months of hard work needed to be rewarded with a couple days off to relax. At first, traditional methods of relaxation were attempted at brief intervals; reading, playing a short video game, taking a walk, watching a movie, sleeping in an hour. These were met with complete failure and as [...]

The Christmas movie is a well explored genre. It’s rife with films exploring the symbols of Christmas: family, giving, compassion, forgiveness, redemption. These  topics play themselves out using Christmas as the central theme or the holidays as the setting. One of the most wonderful thing about this genre is the way it brings families together in [...]

Christmas sweaters have a strange effect on people. They treasure them like any other sentimental object and parade them around when given the opportunity, sometimes completely oblivious to the ridiculousness. As I was talking about the Christmas Sweaters last year at the Center for Hearing and Speech, the director mentioned her “Favorite Christmas Sweater.” Every [...]

Good tidings to you!! Thank you for stopping by here to celebrate the  glorious time of year where eyes are assaulted with bright glittery things attached to our houses, walls and even clothes. Ahh, the clothes. During no other month is it acceptable to adorn yourself in green, red and shiny. Any other time of [...]

What’s Your Goal?Posted in Music, News

As I was maladroitly fumbling with a picnic blanket last year, Grace Rodriguez asked me, “What’s your goal?” That question, “What’s Your Goal?” became an important one for me over the past year. It’s become a mantra of sorts, a question I repeat to myself internally and a query I pose aloud to others. As [...]