What is Hexspa?  Part 5

What is Hexspa? Part 5

Parts one, two, three and four. So it’s come to this. It was the EDM revolution.  America remembered it could dance.  How fitting that Dubstep had no identifiable dance.  Good time to shake off the rust I suppose. Working in the Pro Audio department of the Stupidly American music store, I was surrounded by a DJ and a grad of Pyramind.  Between these two “colleagues” and being lambasted while

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What is Hexspa? Part 4

What is Hexspa? Part 4

Parts one, two, and three. So there I was.  2008.  A MySpace girlfriend and a new name.  Service weapon of choice: guitar and voice.  MOS: Songwriter. In 2009 I went to school for music.  For three weeks.  It was a tad shameful of an experience and I’ll leave it at that.  Basically I didn’t want to be “just” a guitar player.  I wanted moar. Moar I got.  Back in

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What is Hexspa? Part 3

What is Hexspa? Part 3

Part one and part two. It started with MySpace.  It always used to start with MySpace. In the Army I met a girl.  Late 2007 we moved into a roommate situation.  I was preparing for a music school in Hollywood (deliberately not naming it).  I’d pushed back my entrance for whatever reason (slacker).  So, early 2008 I was considering what I’d publish my music as.  The motto for the battalion

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What is Hexspa? Part 2

What is Hexspa? Part 2

Continued from Part 1. Failure is the shit out of which new fruit grows.  I should start an orchard. The band was falling apart.  People were leaving, new lineups weren’t as solid and my musicianship needed work.  A chance encounter during an altered state of mind was the first clue as to what my future would hold. It was the first time I’d ever seen one in real life.

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FLOW 1 – Arrival (Overview)

FLOW 1 – Arrival (Overview)

Hey guys.  In this post I’ll be describing the contents of my first video of the FLOW series. Basically FLOW is a real-time behind-the-scenes look at my DAW workflow when creating the 8 Bar Embryo series. As you might know, 8 Bar Embryos is the name I’ve given to my EDM-based pursuit of improvement.  In other words, since I have a Groove Metal background as a guitarist, I wanted

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What Is Hexspa? Part 1

What Is Hexspa? Part 1

Hexspa is death. Actually, Hexspa is my life.  In a sense Hexspa is death since I’ll probably be doing it until then.  Hexspa is my musical activity.  Music=life, life=death; Hexspa=death. The seeds of Hexspa can be traced to my first years as a violin student beginning in second grade.  A local orchestra came to Lincoln Elementary School in Brookfield, Il around 1989.  The idea was that they had teamed

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Everyday is Overrated – The Case for 3 Times a Week

Everyday is Overrated – The Case for 3 Times a Week

“Let come what comes, let go what goes.  See what remains.” – Ramana Maharshi You’re pulling yourself apart like a giant piece of string cheese. The phrase “tearing out your hair” must have some truth to it. We live in a culture that favors the ambitious, the wealthy and tend to overlook the subjective experience of those idols. We forgo aesthetic, present living and artistic fulfillment. We forgo religion and

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The Road To Mastery (How Long Till I’m Good?)

The Road To Mastery (How Long Till I’m Good?)

“It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll.” – AC/DC You’ve failed.  You tried, failed and wondered why you’re not good enough.  Maybe you don’t have what it takes.  Maybe “those people” have better parents, grew up in a fostering environment.  “Actually,” you reason, “it’s karma.”  Maybe that’s all true.  Despite these outward conditions, I think we all go through a similar inner experience

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Hey Guys First Post

Hey Guys First Post

Hexspa.com is live! Hey guys first post It’s taken awhile but I hope to keep this site up permanently.  Look forward to music, helpful how-tos and some offers for stuff you might want to buy to help keep me afloat.  Just saying hey guys first post (sorry, learning SEO) In the meantime, click on the Social links to the right to see what I’m up to. Thanks, -m