Archive for the 'personal' Category


Myspace Dilemma

I’ve been discussing the usefulness of social networking sites for the musician but sometimes they have their drawbacks. Myspace, for instance, can sometimes carry a repution for seediness, which doesn’t seem to plague others like Twitter and Youtube so much, so you’ve got to be a little careful.

Also, I’ve got an important update regarding my Religo blog -I’ve put forward a ‘prayer challenge’ of sorts to a leader of one of the International Churches of Christ’s congregations. You can check it out here


Struggling Cartoonist

In my teenage years I had certain fixations on some comics like Garfield, Peanuts and The Far Side. And so I spent some time trying to come up with my own comic character, which was a scruffy dog who roamed the neighbourhood, only to forget about it once music got my attention.

However, doodling with cartoons came in handy when I started teaching little kids overseas -especially if their English skills are low. In my last year teaching in Korea, as well as using my quirky comic characters in lesson plans, I began to draw for fun and to take a humurous view of things I was reading about or interested in. And thus, I’ve stuck a few on my blogs. I’ve done a few taking the micky out of the music industry, not that I’ve been involved in the “industry” side of music.

I’m still facing some challenges to scan the pics smoothly in, as well as refining my skills and the materials used, but it’s great to have an avenue to stick them up on the web.