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Looking for a creative songwriting collaborator that can play keys and sing. If you are a drummer as well... even better. Lots of gear available to play with. Let's flip switches, turn knobs, make beats, build remixes and create some magic. Send me a message :-) 

Ash 2 days ago

Learn to separate joy from expectation.

Ash 3 days ago

What an opportunity to sit with a master. The level of understanding and accomplishment that allows this guy to sit next to such a mentor is mind blowing. The proverbial fork in the road. It's the same accomplishment that either remains rigid with ego or becomes malleable with humility.

I miss true mentorship.

https://youtu.be/59x8eeB1bYk?t=477
Ash 4 days ago

Worst case? You're challenged by an unchallenged challenger.

Ash 5 days ago

I am just the curator of my heart's desire. 

Ash 5 days ago

Sometimes the only thing I can feel is the void of my purpose.

Ash 5 days ago

I do believe I just invented the four page meme. lol

Ash 17 days ago

Oh hell yes. Dave Koz and Elise Trouw OMG. That outro...  

Future me edit: this song has been on loop for days now. I can't stop. I hope I don't break Spotify. lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5K7B3cUO9U
Ash 23 days ago

Wow. Talk about patience. The work and skill that went into creating this one pair of shoes is inspiring. Handmade takes on a whole new meaning.

They better be three thousand dollars. 🤘 #SiroenoYosui

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnsP7Nz6ziM
Ash 23 days ago

If there's no way to help yourself, find a way to help someone else.

Ash 29 days ago

What do doggies dream about on a rainy day?

Here's a stalled song idea that has hit the trash a couple times now. Maybe it just needs a cute doggie dreaming about a ballerina in a tutu and a cool cityscape... let's try that :-)

Future me edit: I think my doggie is a pervert.

https://youtu.be/8oe-QRUHeOk
Ash 1 month ago

This moment can contain worry or gratitude or neither but never both. 

Ash 1 month ago

OMG. Just look at that wall of Les Pauls. Beautiful. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p14mMr8WZFA
Ash 2 months ago

Don't hate the character... celebrate the author.

Great stories are always colored with conflict. And if someone is a self-righteous twat to you, celebrate how much work had to go into making a character that is so great at being an asshole. 

Stop depleting your energy with emotional reactions and celebrate your story. I mean how ridiculous would it be to get all pissed off at the villain from your favorite movie? 

Ash 2 months ago

Tear Along the Dotted Line is another fine example of some purely absurd genius. It's jaw dropping at times. Netflix has gold with this short animated series.

You have to watch on Netflix as it's an English remix that was originally in Italian. I love how they leave a lot of the original references and creatively use subtitles to drive points... even as the narrator is speaking English.

The storytelling is brilliant. They give you just enough to keep you two steps behind the entire way and then bam... it's right in front of you.

Ash 2 months ago

I looked deeply into my Author's eyes and in that moment I realized, I had nothing to ask.

Ash 3 months ago

Wow... I am loving this crazy new setup. I threw the snare, opened the hats way up, put the ride on the left, one rack tom and the floor. I'm getting some great 808ish sounds from the kick and the wash from the ride to the open hats makes for some interesting grooves. 

This Mapex has a very musical tone and the tunings pitch bend easily across the three drums. I got to discover some really cool note bending last night! Super fun. Coming from the Roland TD50, these are acoustic perks I miss.

Ash 3 months ago

Absurd genius.

https://youtu.be/7-RqeGjwOS4?t=201
Ash 3 months ago

OMG. It took Distrokid one day to get "Boxes" on every major streaming service in the world. (including Spotify and Amazon Music) - That is mindblowing. So grateful 🥰

Ash 3 months ago

"Boxes" should start showing up on Spotify, Amazon Music and most others this week!

Keep an eye on my Distrokid page to know when it becomes available on your favorite streaming service. So excited! 🎉🥰

Ash 3 months ago

My newest song "Boxes" was released tonight! Yay!! 🎉😘

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeAaPnVZQDQ
Ash 3 months ago

We go where the story takes us. 

Ash 3 months ago

I feel so insignificant sometimes.

Ash 3 months ago

Dream big. Embrace every thought that excites you. Experience the joy you feel as you replay it over and over again. 

Ash 3 months ago

Branch Engineering is a Youtube channel that is creating some amazing content in regards to how modern technology and devices work. The animation is almost lifelike and even if you have no understanding of engineering, the sheer brilliance of the presentation is worth the price of admission. (uh free... lol) 🤓🥚

https://youtu.be/_ZKNOKHpqE4?t=138
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKfW8ijmRQ4
Ash 3 months ago

These are the moments when I love reading back through the posts here. Seeing how far we've come. Revisiting hidden answers that were found in plain view.  

Ash 3 months ago

Tim Pierce breaks down some of Mateus Asato's magic. Even if you aren't a musician, you can easily fall in love with Tim's approach to this stuff. Being a master session player, his humility and energy is addicting.  #happyPlace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFdqhMMcxDo
Ash 3 months ago

This girl is finding her voice. Literally. She does this in one take, live at Sweetwater. OMG. #eliseTrouw

https://youtu.be/tnqgYm0CXys
Ash 4 months ago

Happiest place... check. 🥰

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUCoYcxNMBE
Ash 4 months ago

How do you know you can't do it?

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