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Everything Is Connected Part 1

I used to feel like I had to compartmentalize my life. There was my “work” life, and my life as a musician. I thought they were completely separate – and, at least in my mind, there should be no overlap between the two.

Even in music, I would separate my involvement in jazz from my life as a rock musician. In my day to day interaction with people, I still tend to do this to some degree, although I’m less rigid about it than I used to be. But in the last few years, something interesting has happened.

I’ve started to see things as being inter-connected, as if everything somehow adds up to a single entity. In my own mind, the boxes are breaking apart and morphing into a cohesive whole. Things that I thought were separate turn out to be connected in mysterious ways…