Work, but not too hard

Work hard, but not too hard and only for 5 minutes. We can be driven toward perfectionism and becoming an expert in a chosen field. I am no longer interested in this. Advancing 5 minutes a day on said task is much more simple and fun. Especially when learning something new, We have said it before, were not trying to make perfect music. The Fontaine Classic is looking for the path of least resistant and anyone can join the band, you just have to show up.

Boyle's Law

This time of year goes by exponentially fast. Dec 5th is already closing in. We will release the December single on the 4th to coincide with our performance at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco. Challenges with a project like this mostly fall in the category of time management. But, creative work can be at its best when under pressure. As creators we want to make stuff that falls in that sweet spot, something thats not cliche, but still common and profound. Creations that fall in this place maybe stick around longer and affect more. The right amount of pressure and deadline can maybe place us here. Boyle's law states that as pressure increases volume will decrease. 

Maslows Pyramid

A lot of you have heard of Maslow's Pyramid, explaining the basic human necessities. I revisited it the other day and was surprised to see that at the top was 'self-actualization,' ( full filling your unique potential. ) Whatever that may be, and of course your potential can change and evolve, it doesn't have to stay the same, in years it could be something that you didn't even consider. So I am considering that.....maybe years down the road, music wont be my main means of expression, maybe It will be something else.... staying open to that. 

Primary Source

How does an experience move you to create?  Artists/musicians/creators in this way are primary sources; they are direct contact. First hand experience (primary source) converts into art (secondary source) and then the sharing. From the ethereal to the real and tangible and audible. From the mystic to the appreciable. There is an experience out there today waiting for a primary source to appreciate it.