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Fall Fitness Part Four: Work Your Core

Fall Fitness Part Four: Work Your Core

Our fourth and final installment of this month’s Fall Fitness Fridays concentrates on those deep and rarely worked core abdominal muscles.  Strengthening your core not only gives you lean abs and a flat stomach, it also helps to improve lower back pain by activating different muscles groups to handle difficult activities or excessive strain.  I’ve […]

September 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More
One Week Til Tour!

One Week Til Tour!

Exactly one week from today NYC Art Scene will be embarking on a two month tour of London and various other European cities, gathering data, researching the best live venues and documenting it all every step of the way for The Ultimate Tour Guide for the Independent Artist. I’ve set up NYC Art Scene ON TOUR […]

September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Make Your Own Path

Make Your Own Path

An excerpt from Katie Couric’s book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got.” Make Your Own Path “My paternal grandmother, Mrs. Annie Henderson, gave me advice that I have used for sixty-five years.  She said, ‘If the world puts you on a road you do not like, if you look ahead and do no want that […]

September 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Fall Fitness Part Three: Great Stretches

Fall Fitness Part Three: Great Stretches

Last week we worked those core muscles and incorporated some total body toning, and this week we are stretching out! Stretching is not only good for your flexibility, it’s an excellent way to help maintain those long, lean muscles we crave. Here’s a few great stretches to get you started… you can incorporate them into […]

September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Words That Matter.

Words That Matter.

One of my favorite YouTube videos.  For every writer in every form… your words matter. “Change your words, change your world.”

September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Fall Fitness Part Two: The Ultimate Planks

Fall Fitness Part Two: The Ultimate Planks

Last week we discussed the back problems that artists encounter over the course of their career and how to improve and strengthen the muscles to alleviate that pain.  This week we’re going to focus on one of the best total body conditioning exercises there is… the plank. Be careful not to confuse this with “planking,” […]

September 16, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Sick on Tour?

Sick on Tour?

From “The Healthy Musician,” Elliot Jacobson… Sick on tour? Use this guide to help you choose what meds to buy if you’re sick on the road. Remember that in most cities you’re touring in, the pharmacy will close earlyish, probably before you play. So get your meds early or ask for a 24 hour pharmacy. Or […]

September 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Derek James: "Take You Out Dancing"

Derek James: “Take You Out Dancing”

Derek James’s Take You Out Dancing is aptly named.  Full of upbeat tracks with strong swing influences, you cannot listen to it without tapping your foot along with the music. On my first stream of the album, I felt as if I was being transported back sixty or so years. There are clear jazz influences, […]

September 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Fall Fitness Part One: Lower Back Series

Fall Fitness Part One: Lower Back Series

The back is usually the first muscle area to go as an artist.  Whether you are carrying around equipment and instruments, sleeping in your car or other uncomfortable accommodations on tour, or working a job where you are on your feet for endless hours at a time, the stress and strain put on your lower […]

September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Strike a Pose for Fashion's Night Out

Strike a Pose for Fashion’s Night Out

Have you always wanted to have your picture taken by one of the premiere photographers of the world?  Do you need an updated press shot but are short on cash this month? The Apple store has a solution for you. On Thursday, September 8 world-renowned photographer and filmmaker Bill Hayward will be set up outside the Apple […]

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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