Ryan’s Playlist No. 5: Nothin’ But Damned Great Music

The month of October has came and went, and just like that we’re faced with the onset of 2020. What a wacky year it’s going to be. But it’s another … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 5: Nothin’ But Damned Great Music

The secret to small-channel YouTube growth? More about ‘subscriber’ than ‘creator’

Combing through my October reports on YouTube, and one thing is clear: I did something right last month. I’m a small-channel creator on YouTube. I have 755 subscribers as of … Continue reading The secret to small-channel YouTube growth? More about ‘subscriber’ than ‘creator’

YouTube songwriter discovery (Oct. 28): Emily Schultz, Andy Tunstall, Bill Fonner + more!

Life as a YouTube creator has at least two parts: the creation and the participation. To grow a channel in 2018, one has to be as good a participator as … Continue reading YouTube songwriter discovery (Oct. 28): Emily Schultz, Andy Tunstall, Bill Fonner + more!

My 10 favorite songs from the most awesome band in the world, Barenaked Ladies

Before I made the trek from Tulsa to Oklahoma City the other night, one of my colleagues at the station in T-town noted on Facebook how “One Week” wasn’t nearly … Continue reading My 10 favorite songs from the most awesome band in the world, Barenaked Ladies

Ready to get a new keyboard, considering a Korg Kronos

It’s been nearly two decades since I’ve bought a new keyboard. Seriously. I think I got my Yamaha S90 in Dallas back in the early 2000s, and I think I … Continue reading Ready to get a new keyboard, considering a Korg Kronos

Songwriter’s notebook: Perfection is the enemy of good

Perfection is the enemy of good. Perfection is the enemy of good. Repeat it and repeat it. It’s not that creatives don’t strive for greatness; it’s just that many of … Continue reading Songwriter’s notebook: Perfection is the enemy of good

Best new contemporary jazz sound comes from sax player Justin Young

This is a totally self-serving post. But if you enjoy contemporary jazz or smooth jazz and haven’t given saxophonist Justin Young a listen, do yourself a favor and check out … Continue reading Best new contemporary jazz sound comes from sax player Justin Young

This YouTuber kills it with a Casio on ‘Cheat Codes’

My dad used to tell me you’re only as good as the piano you’re playing on. Tell that to Stefan Abingdon — ST£FAN — on YouTube, whose fine work I … Continue reading This YouTuber kills it with a Casio on ‘Cheat Codes’

Ticket To Fly: #TBT ‘Smooth Jazz’ tune I had completely forgotten (video)

But it was a comment from a YouTuber named Hector that caught my attention tonight. He wrote on one song of mine that he was responsible for at least 50 of the 362 views of an original tune I posted called “Ticket To Fly.”