Do I Really Talk That Fast?

I was interviewed a few weeks ago for Small World Podcast, a show that interviews people from all walks of life, from all over the world. It was weird. And fun. And difficult. On the spot, feeling a bit nervous, trying to come up with stuff to say about my music, trying not to sound pompous, trying not to be boring, trying to be genuine and not self-conscious…

Well, it’s been posted today and, after listening, I think it’s not bad for my first interview. Some excellent editing makes me sound smoother and less long-winded than I actually was. The only part that kinda bugs me is what I said about my song “The End of the Road.” I talk about the fact that it’s in a 5/4 time signature (The thrills! The chills!), and the fact that there’s a ukulele in it, and that ukuleles can’t sound sad…except it’s kind of a sad song. Ah, well.

Take a listen, and let me know if I sound like more of a dork than usual.

Small World Podcast

A New and Different Way for Me to Procrastinate!

When I’m feeling musically uninspired, but still want to be creative, I really enjoy going out with my digital camera for a few hours. Maybe because photography is a “hobby” and music is a “career,” taking pictures sometimes feels more like playing. That said, photography is a hobby I take seriously. I’m proud of the work I’ve done and I like to show it off.

So…I’ve started a photoblog. It’s at burningdaylight.net. The design is definitely a work-in-progress, but it’s up and running. I think I have enough of a backlog of photos so that, between old and new shots, I’ll be able to post about one a day. And, of course, there’s an RSS feed so you can subscribe and a comments link so spammers can post meaningless crap.