They Can’t All Be Gems

They Can’t All Be Gems

“They can’t all be gems.”

That is what I wrote on a post-it note to myself as an idea for a post.

The point I was trying to make was just keep writing every day.  They won’t all be witty or interesting or inspiring and they may not be about much of anything, just keep writing.

It’s about keeping the habit of writing, even if you don’t have any particular subject or anything you find interesting.

Just write, it’s about writing for writing’s sake. Continue reading

Educating My Feet

Educating My Feet

It’s been a while since I sat down and wrote a “drum” post.

That might be because sometimes I let my drum practice routine become a bit stale.

Letting it become stale may be due to focusing more on my writing, both words and music.

When I sat down to write this post I was in the middle of reading Steven Pressfield’s “The War of Art”.  I made a point of setting aside some time each day to devote to reading this book.

At one point in the book he writes about how professionals work on technique so that when inspiration comes along they are prepared to create.

It was very cool to read this since I have written about how I keep practicing even when I don’t have a particular band to work for or song to learn.  I keep practicing when I don’t have some immediate goal I am trying to achieve. Continue reading