I'm learning more and more about writing. It is fun, yet a big challenge for me. A special thanks to NU for putting out the challenge and to Joseph Page for helping me get started. I had the opportunity last week to talk to a gifted writer who shared with me some things that helped him. I am looking forward to taking a class very soon. Funny thing is as a Pastor for many years, writing is easy for me, but not when it comes to making the words match with a rhythm and meter. I will be…Continue
Added by Doug Briney on October 29, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Well... I've played this venue before here in Indiana, the last time, they rocked the promotion and so did I. We had a full house. Tonight, I showed up, I've been promoting the show on my FB page and webpage, but when I pulled in no cars, no fliers, nothing to show there was a show tonight. I went in and checked in with the manager, the owner wasn't in. The manager said, "Oh ya, I wasn't sure if you were really booked tonight or not. I talked with ____ the owner and he thought he booked…Continue
Added by Doug Briney on October 9, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments
A question that comes up a lot in interviews that I do. "What advise do you have for someone trying to make music their career?"
I'm asked that enough, which by the way, I kinda think is funny because I'm just trying to figure this business out myself, that I thought I'd write a little blog on it. See if there is anything you might add.
First thing I think that is very important. Hone your craft. If you are a guitarist, then practice playing your guitar.…Continue
Just like you, I’ve seen the pictures, read the opinions, blogs and what seems to be a never ending media blitz on Miley Cyrus and what she is and isn’t doing. Up to now, I’ve been sickened, amused and like many dumbstruck at her recent behavior.
I am a dad, Pastor and a musician. So here are a few thoughts of mine on the subject, like them or not, agree or not they are my thoughts.
As a dad, I have four wonderful children. My oldest…