This is a guest post by Kim Lajoie. I recently came across his blog and felt very much connected to his way of thinking. So I invited him to write a little something for me and here we go! I’ll let Kim take it from here. Why should breaking workflow become a part of your workflow?
You probably get stuck sometimes.
I know the feeling. I’ll be looking at a half-finished song and my brain is fixated on the next step. But the solution isn’t coming to me.
As you probably know, I tend to be pretty.... see entry
Making great music does not just happen over night. Be patient. Work hard. Produce as much as you possibly can and make a long-term commitment to push through the hurdles that will inevitably stand in your way. The learning process can be frustrating. Other people will experience success before you do. But you must stay focused on perfecting your own craft and putting in the time necessary to get the results you want. Rome wan’t built in a day. And neither were the careers of most successful artists. But with dedication, patience,.... see entry
Icon graduate Gryphene recently visited campus to share a useful new product she's sponsored by: iBallz. iBallz are a uniquely designed case consisting of four shock-absorbing foam balls that offer 360 degree drop protection for iPads (both regular size and mini). Especially for live performers using iPads as their controllers, this is an effective way to protect your tablets when things get a little wild on stage, as they usually do.
"Icon Collective is family and I was happy to share a product to help protect the edition of iPads.... see entry
Icon graduate and rising star Kayzo just released an original track titled "Shoot Me Down" featuring the amazing vocals of Jenny Tormey and has been getting a ton of love and new fans ever since. Partnering with Dubstep.net to give away the free download through his Facebook page, the track already has almost 50,000 plays on Soundcloud in just 2 days. The hand-drawn artwork is one of the Gimp General's latest creations, standing alongside almost every celebrity in music and movies including.... see entry
If you are an artist of *any* kind, you NEED to watch this utterly inspirational and captivating speech - truly timeless wisdom. Thank you, Neil!!
The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked…that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.
And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make.... see entry