Most years my December playing calendar is full. I have opportunities to play with some amazing people all around Indiana, Illinois, and beyond. The great gigs are what can help get me through the sometimes slower months of January and February. Of course, this year is different.
Keeping up a schedule is not easy. I'm trying to keep my kids on a school day schedule (read about THAT adventure here), but keeping myself on a schedule is a different story. In order to get myself motivated, showered and dressed, I'm starting a TROMBONE WARM-UP Facebook LIVE session!!!!!!! This is taking place at... Continue Reading →
Amid all of the worry, panic, and 'social distancing' we find ourselves in, I thought it was perhaps a good idea to begin to focus on all of the positive things that can happen during the week or two (or three) we freelancers have off of work. I think I've wallowed in my own self-pity... Continue Reading →
A year ago, heck, 4 months ago, I would have no answer to the question: "How do you entertain a baby?" Maybe I would have answered, 'Why do babies need to be entertained? Do they lead such stressful lives that entertainment is needed so they can relax?' Now I know that Yes, babies need to... Continue Reading →
This morning, January 5th, began my stint as a full-time 'stay-at-home-dad'. I can't be happier about this moment! As a freelance trombone player, my schedule allows me the privilege to be able to stay home and take care of my son. Thankfully, Stacy has a good job and is the main breadwinner of our partnership.... Continue Reading →
I often meet new people. Hey, I'm a sociable guy! One of the first questions people naturally ask each other when they first meet is, "What do you do for a living?" Pretty standard question. Whenever I respond with, "I'm a musician, I play trombone", people look puzzled. I don't blame them! How many trombone... Continue Reading →
I've decided that 2012 was going to be the year of living a sustainable, artistic and happy life. So far so good! January started out looking pretty good. The gigs were lining up nicely, the trombone was sounding nearly the best it had in years and years! THEN, the phone rings... IUPUI wanted to hire... Continue Reading →