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By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

There was an Alan Parsons Project song back in the day called, “Games People Play.”  The lyric, “Where do we go from here” comes to mind as this new year begins.  It’s actually kind of sad that I even have to write this blog to say this to the unmotivated, because you already know what you have to do.  And for that matter, Nike has already issued a three-word edict that should be plain and clear.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Year in ReviewThere are no doubt countless other blogs, articles, features, etc. being written this time of year with that same headline – or something awfully close.  In this particular case you’re probably expecting a look back at the major music news headlines from 2014.  You’re thinking this is going to be a recap of which artists’ new albums soared and then those that flopped.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Vocal health imageI’m starting off this week with a persistent cough that started as a sore throat.  Not fun when Christmas is just a couple days away.  It’s also bad timing what with being scheduled as a guest on a radio program tomorrow.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Burning midnight oilThe clock is ticking.  Christmas is just ten days away.  Last minute shoppers are, well, waiting until the last minute.  Travelers are starting to think about preparations for heading out on the roads.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Music note Christmas treeRadio stations, music-on-demand channels, and even video fireplaces are all playing holiday music in full force by now.  Indeed, Christmas is less than three weeks away.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Cyber Monday imageIt’s Cyber Monday, which means that shoppers don’t have to put up tents and sleep outside to get into a store at a ridiculous hour of the morning to jockey for position on limited quantity deals.  Instead, the so-called bargains are all online.  You can make purchases dressed in a manner that you’d never go to the Black Friday sales in.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Note of Thanks imageThis Thursday is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.  Some people will blog about what they’re thankful for.  Others will post about how we should be thankful the whole year through and not just that one Thursday in late November (and I agree with that).

But what about musicians?  What about songwriters and performers?  What’s the approach there?

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Stormy Weather Ahead signThis week – today in particular – the meteorologists are busy scaring everyone into home improvement stores, scurrying to buy snow shovels, getting their snow throwers tuned up, and generally battening down the hatches.  Hopefully the musicians and songwriters are pursuing their instruments and writing devices, respectively, with the same fervor.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Phone clipartMost people are familiar with “Just Do It” as Nike’s tagline.  Many years ago there was “Just Say No To Drugs,” which was a national campaign to keep kids ‘on the right track.’  These phrases roll off your tongue with great familiarity.  But how about everyday phrases, such as, “Yes, I’ll do it,” or “No, I’m not available,” or “I’m checking but will get back to you”?

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Tomorrow is Election Day in the United States.  While we’re still two years away from voters going to the polls to determine a new president, the hot seat this time is for an office such as state attorney general or even governor.  In the case of the latter, the two main candidates here in Florida have more than once gone toe-to-toe on stage in the lead-up to November 4th.

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