that time of year

Taxes. You hate them but you have to do them. If you’re an artist there’s nothing straightforward about this time of year, but it can be done. Christine Bougie posted this quick guide to help you out, and it certainly helped me out.

Also, in the process of doing all this one piece stuff it’s been pointed out a few times that many other people have done the exact same thing over the years, I’m not doing anything new, etc. I totally understand that I’m not really braking any new ground or blowing anyone’s mind with a whole new concept of music making. I’m doing it because it’s fun and challenging and I learn a ton from it. In fact, UK sound freak and excellent composer Matthew Herbert has a record coming out that uses only the sounds from a single pig. Slightly more exciting then ice cubes. It’s funny, whenever I write something on the guitar for exampe, no one says to me, “ummmm I don’t know if you noticed or not, but Neil Young just recorded a record with the acoustic guitar too. Everyone’s going to think you ripped him off.” Right.

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