Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fail Often

One of my new favorite blogs is Fail Often.  It is written beautifully and deals with topics that push the envelope.  Once again thanks to @toddsattersten for the referral.

The title of the blog is enough reason to read it.  Fail often.  For every home run, there are many more strikeouts.  For every perfect 10, there are countless routines that fall short of perfection.  For every hit song, there are a tremendous amounts of duds.  In order to truly succeed, you need to risk horrific failure.

Plenty of cliches, all true. 

Step outside your comfort zone.  Have some bad ideas.  Fall flat on your face.

Then pick yourself back up and continue knowing that you're that much closer to success.

On the music side, Adrian and I are prepping to record some Oh Girl material in March.  We've decided that one of the first singles will be the following song that I wrote about my son Chase when he was three weeks old.  Chase is now 3 months and change, and I can't believe how much he's grown and how much I love him.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out.

    Do you guys perform live often? You'd stand out here in NYC.

    How is the music scene out in CA?

  2. You're welcome, man.

    We've been lucky enough to have a steady monthly gig for the last 6 months. Performing in NY would be a dream come true. One of my favorite cities, and I can't wait to go back.

    The music scene is pretty hit or miss out here in SoCal. Lots of shady promoters taking advantage of kids who will pay through the nose to play at world famous (maybe in the 60s and 70s, but now?) venues like the Whisky. But there are plenty of talented bands, too. You can find out about a lot of great music at http://www.ocmusicawards.com/.