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Website de novo

For a good while now, I have envisioned a new design for my music website. I saw the end result as a reflection of much of what I’ve learned from music business mentors like Cari Cole, as well as incorporating some aspects of musician websites that I appreciate. I wanted a site which would feel like a match for my personality and…

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The Path of Least Resistance — Living a Creative Life

My dad was a ponderer. As a youngster, I remember him sitting, reading a book and then at some point he would stare off into the distance. I thought to myself, “What a waste of time.” It wasn’t until much later that I realized there was some value to pondering.

So anyway… lately I’ve been pondering creative force in my own life, and I recently stumbled onto a book, The Path of Least Resistance, by Robert Fritz. While it’s not fair to…

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Genre Be Damned?

I have to confess–I like a lot of different kinds of music styles. Let me paint you a picture.
I grew up with baroque, classical and romantic orchestral and choral music, as my mother was a church choir director and public school music teacher.
Then there were my three older brothers and their LP’s of The Beatles, Dylan, Queen, Little River Band and other rocking groups. My tastes growing up gravitated toward more softer pop such as Carpenters, Neil Sedaka, and yes, Captain & Tennille!…

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Is Cleanliness Really Next to Godliness?

Uncluttering. Organizing. Cleaning.

I don’t know about you, but these things don’t come naturally for me. I get busy with my songwriting, music production, business tasks–and yes, TV watching–and I just don’t feel like going through the stacks of paperwork and knick knacks taking up space on my dining table. Maybe I’m born with a lazy gene, but if so, it must have skipped a generation- my mom…

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Happy VD!

Valentine’s Day brings out the realness in people, I think. If you’re coupled, perhaps you celebrate it with a romantic evening with your partner. Or maybe you’re anti-establishment-anti-Hallmark and you scoff at the idea. For those of us who are single, it can be a little lonely and even depressing…

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Appreciating the Accomplishments

I took some time to list out my accomplishments for the year–specific to my record label, Vipaka Records. I was feeling a little down and thought that focusing on gratitude would be a good pick-me-up. And it totally worked! There are too many to list here, so I’ll share some of the highlights…

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The Peacemakers

I was recently invited to attend a men’s potluck in San Francisco, hosted by friends Kirk Prine and Donny Lobree. Kirk and Donny are wonderful guys and are the founders of The Missing Thread.
The theme was “Queer Men Talking About Peacemaking,” and six of us gathered around a meal to chat…

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Copyright and Credits

Copyright ©2014 Mark Etheredge / Vipaka Records. All Rights Reserved.

 

Photography: Jeff Fasano, Seiji Iwata, Stuart Locklear

Development: Kevin Lamberg/Slick Development, Rob Legnosky, Steve Shead

Favicon designed by Samantha Hernandez

 

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