Author Archive: Eric San Juan

NEW MUSIC by ERIC: Second Slumber, Beyond the Pale Blue Dot, an experiment in blending drones and drums

Sometimes I record drones. Sometimes I record songs. Sometimes I experiment with simple electronic compositions. So what if I blended it all together? That’s what I had in mind here. I wanted to capture the full band jam aspect of Slumbersigh and the drifting, moving, evolving drones of m2 with traditional backing instruments, enhanced with minor electronic stuff. Basically, I jammed with myself. (Dirty!) After a bunch of messing with the idea, some of which I’ll upload later this year, an unofficial journey with Carl Sagan developed. It is Beyond the Pale Blue Dot. This is the first track: The whole thing is four pieces of semi-structured drone, finishing with a piece unofficially co-created with Vangelis, along with Carl Sagan. There is a BONUS TRACK…
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Where to Get Inspiration For Your Writing

Contributed Post Everyone, well many people at least, like the idea of becoming a writer. Sitting in a cafe, with a pen and paper, creating notes that will eventually come to a solid piece of work? It’s a romantic image, for sure. But let’s not forget that one of the reasons why it’s such a highly valued craft is because it’s difficult to do. The world would be a poorer place if anyone and everyone could be an outstanding writer. So what differentiates the can-do’s from that can’t-do’s, when it comes to writing? It’s all about the inspiration. While inspiration is elusive, there are places you can look for it. We take a look at a few places below.  Pexels – CC0 Licence Your Past…
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5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning An Instrument

Contributed Post Pixabay – CCO License When learning an instrument for the first time, you can expect to make a few mistakes. Many of these mistakes are learning opportunities, however some mistakes could have a negative impact on your motivation and your ability to play. Here are just a few of the mistakes that you should try to avoid when learning an instrument. Splashing out on high end equipment You don’t want to be spending thousands on your first instrument. If you decide you no longer want to play that instrument, you’ll have wasted all that money on a high-end instrument. Many instruments also take a lot of abuse from beginners, so you don’t want anything too expensive that you could break. On the flipside,…
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What You Need to Know About Family Law Mediation

Family Law Mediation Why choose Mediation? Mediation is a structured negotiation process where you and the other party come to the table to resolve and create a solution that finds some middle ground between both parties’ ideal outcome. The goal of mediation is not to win an argument. It is to achieve a favourable settlement that suits both ends. Otherwise, the parties may choose to litigate proceedings at Court, which can often leave both parties feeling unhappy with the result. The mediation process is conducted with the assistance of a third party, known as the Mediator. The Mediator will not make decisions on behalf of the parties. However, the Mediator will actively assist the parties in the negotiation process with the goal of reaching a…
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The Bad Driving Habits We All Should Avoid

Contributed Post When you learn to drive, it’s as much about understanding the rules of the road as it is knowing how to get from A to B. This is why, in many countries throughout the world, drivers are expected to pass a written test, as well as a practical one. For many people on the road, however, these tests happened years, if not decades ago. Over this time, it’s not uncommon to develop habits that put yourself and others at risk. With that in mind, here are six bad driving habits to avoid.  Source Driving Without A Seatbelt No matter how long your journey is, you must make sure that you wear your seatbelt. It might not be the most comfortable accessory on the…
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