Who will you blame when you’ve shut everyone out when no scapegoat is left the tar and feathers run dry?
When it’s all been taken from you by those you trusted who told you everything was safe in their hands?
When alone on your island hollow memories times gone by keep you barely warm?
Who will you blame?
Who will you blame?
She’s an oil painting red rose bleeding saffron
Sunsets burning all fire chaotic tranquility
The day’s end beyond watered horizons
Her frame but a universe beyond galaxies
[I have no idea where this came from this morning, it just started speaking to me]
I am very, very lucky to be part of an incredible music scene here in South East New England
[some have suggested New London, CT is the Live Music Capital of New England – and who am I to disagree]
The Whalie Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of talent across our corner of the universe and I’ve am honoured and humbled to have been nominated across the past few years, including winning the Americana Record Of The Year for 2014 with Sparse.
While winning may be
The beauty of accepting that my music has limited commercial viability
[I am blessed to have a small group of followers who enjoy and support what I do, and they have my love]
is that it removes nearly all my self-imposed constraints.
My online-only release last year, Writer’s Flow – Music For Writing, is a great example, recorded and released in short order, and trying to be nothing more than it is: music for writing.
Start to finish, it w
Very pleased to let you know that my 4th iPhone application, Math Grab, was released earlier today!
Just when you thought mathematics couldn’t get any more fun… we put it on an Air Hockey table. With a countdown.
Math Grab is an educational game, where “doing the sums” happens within the game, so doesn’t become a chore, repetitive or boring – if you want your kids (or even you yourself) to get better at mental arithmetic, Math Grab is a highly-addictive way to do it!
Because right now, in all honesty, I’m tired of self-promotion and trying to persuade you to read/listen/enjoy anything I’ve put into the world.
So go ahead, please ignore… Novels Escalation Family Rules Karaoke Criminals Do Sparrows Eat Butterflies? Records Turquoise Cyan Sapphire Writer’s Flow Grope Sparse Poetry Garbled Glittering Glamours Live Music Monkey68 Vincent Tuckwood iOS Apps MgmtDNA What’s Playing Letter Grab
Being an independent consultant, I often have to be where my clients are, which recently has involved a lot of driving. I’ve always enjoyed being on the road – when I’m in song-crafting mode, I’ll often have my bed tracks on to sing along with; other times it’ll be audio books or, as recently, I’ll be discovering new music by streaming curated playlists on Apple Music.
[I’ve discovered some great artists and songs this way]
Now, as much as I am a fan of new music, I’m als
Those who follow these things will have noticed that it’s been quiet here at VinceT.net for the past little while. The reason is simple – I’ve been very, very busy.
The good kind of busy; the kind of busy I thoroughly enjoy.
Since October, I
[and my partner-in-development, Nic]
have successfully developed and released three iOS apps, with more on the way. I’ll be sharing more on each of the apps in separate posts, however here’s the high level:
Now, more than ever I think, we are at the mercy of how others make us feel.
Think marketers forcing our compulsive purchase by stimulating fear of shame.
Think comedians encouraging us to laugh at another’s misfortune.
Think of monied interests convincing us that the politician who’s the worst for us is our favourite.
And yes, think of this year’s latest terrorist atrocity driving us to fear, hate and blind retaliation.
We are at mercy of how oth