Carnac the Magnificent: Episode 1

On the tonight Show, Johnny Carson often played the role of “Carnac the Magnificent.” Carnac was an “omniscient soothsayer” who could “divine the answers to questions that were hermetically sealed in envelopes.” Carnac would hold the envelope up to his forehead, then give the answer, and then open the envelope and read the question.  

Here is my version of Carnac distilled into short blurbs about my thoughts on music making.  These pithy sage words of wisdom will be used, at a minimum, to motivate my particular artistic passion called music making.  However, if YOU get anything out of these breathtaking pieces of epic wisdom you will have made my day as well. Thank You for visiting. 



Answer #1:Take Action! 

Carnac says:  
What is the difference between thinking about making music and actually making music? 

Answer #2: YES! 

Carnac says:  
Is it ok to give yourself permission to be BRAVE and create something that has the real potential of being really crappy?  

Answer #3: ANY DIRECTION!; as long as it not standing still. We learn from our failures too. 

Carnac says: 
What is the best direction to move when making music? 






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