Interview With An Up And Coming Musician From Toronto, Dan Goldman

Written by Norm Goldman

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What wasrepparttar first piece of music you ever wrote? What wasrepparttar 144951 reaction?

Dan: I can't remember. It was probably something inrepparttar 144952 classical guitar idiom. I've always made sure to ask people who I knew would be supportive - a stacked deck, if you will, in my favor.


Do you set yourself daily, weekly, yearly goals? If so, what are some of your goals?

Dan: Yes, I definitely have to set daily goals, otherwise a whole day passes me buy, and I feel like I've done nothing. These goals are rewarding because I can say, for example, I'm going to work on words for an hour, and then atrepparttar 144953 end ofrepparttar 144954 hour I've done it - it might all be shit, but at least I've stayed with it, and it'll likely turn into something good at some point. In contrast, saying that I want to tourrepparttar 144955 world byrepparttar 144956 time I'm 33 is a bit more difficult to materialize. Ultimately, I know that if I keep writing and touring, I will get led to greater accomplishments in my craft as well as a greater fan base with more touring opportunities.


You are a guitarist, song writer, poet, and arranger. Which ofrepparttar 144957 above do you prefer and why?

Dan: At this point, I'm a singer-songwriter. It's what I practice on a daily basis, and it's how I'm starting to become known.


I understand that in Canada there are Music Festival Travel Grants as well as other travel grants that assist professional Canadian musicians to perform at festivals outside their province or territory of residence.

Apparently, these grants are given to introduce experience artists to new audiences at an early stage of their career to a wider public. Have you ever received this assistance and if so, could you tell our audience how beneficial have they been fromrepparttar 144958 point of view of furthering your career?

Dan: Yes, I've received some assistance fromrepparttar 144959 Canada Council forrepparttar 144960 Arts and it has been extremely helpful. I got a tour grant last year, for instance, which allowed me to tour acrossrepparttar 144961 country. Althoughrepparttar 144962 tour wasn't as well organized as I'd hoped for, it did provide me with a new network of people acrossrepparttar 144963 country who have since become very supportive, including my current manager, Candace Elder.


Do you think there is some kind of a connection between music and travel?

Dan: Absolutely. Traveling, whether physical or emotional, provides a new perspective, or a new backdrop, if you will, to your old script. It makes your story seem a little more vibrant, and therefore, worthy of being documented, which of course, is one ofrepparttar 144964 main purposes of art.


What is next for Dan Goldman and is there anything you wish to add that we have not covered?

Dan: I have a tour beginning in August that I hope will bring me from coast to coast. I'm also working on some new songs and am really excited to record them inrepparttar 144965 new year.

Thanks Dan and good luck with all of your future endeavors. Thanks Norm

To read more about Dan or listen to his music CLICK

Norm Goldman is the Editor of the travel site and the book reviewing site

The End of TV

Written by Jesse S. Somer

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Someone will have to figure out what to do inrepparttar case of a person wanting to watch an American show when living in England or another foreign country. Your Internet Service Provider may choose to integrate local advertisements intorepparttar 144883 TV program, asrepparttar 144884 American commercials won't be relevant torepparttar 144885 viewer overseas. TV-On-Demand (paying for individual shows) may also become one ofrepparttar 144886 main viewing options.

The main bonus in having television onrepparttar 144887 Internet isrepparttar 144888 idea that we will have more control over our lives. Instead of having to watch a show at a designated time that your channel decides, you will now be able to watch what you want, when you want it. No more missing shows, having to tape episodes, or worrying about your kids seeing something that you feel isn't suitable. The watcher becomesrepparttar 144889 ultimate controller of viewing reality, so theoretically life becomes easier. I won't dispute this fact but I will always be a firm believer that life truly improves when we improve our attitudes towards it. I also feel that what we produce presently on television needs to start evolving as much asrepparttar 144890 technology that provides it. Violence, crime, murder and death onrepparttar 144891 News and primetime are getting as old as my underwear. I won't mention in what year they were purchased.

Just because there will be less channels to choose from doesn't mean there will be less to watch. Onrepparttar 144892 contrary, there will probably be more and more shows andrepparttar 144893 chance for you to put your own show out there on a web site means much more variety. Broadcasters may keep producing groups of shows on websites, but there will surely be much more competition from producers who work on their own.

Jesse S. Somer M6.Net Jesse S. Somer grew up in the USA where there were over forty channels twenty years ago. Now there are around 550. This number may soon recede, hopefully more quickly than his hairline.

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