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Archive for April, 2007

Pollyanna – The Glad Game & NLP

Here I am thinking about NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Progamming) and somehow I end up on a page about Pollyanna’s Glad Game! Oh the power of the web…

I discovered that as well as the 1913 book by Eleanor Hodgman Porter, it was also a board game from Parker Brothers released in 1915. What I find sad is that they discontinued it in the 1960’s.
I appreciate it may not have been a good seller, but it still seems a sad reflection that it was canned.

In the story Pollyanna tries to Read the rest of this entry »

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Composers Inspiration

I guess it’s not surprising that a lot of music is composed from bad experiences. Very few songs are happy. I can’t even think of a handful. Like the newspapers, most songs are bad news; my babies left me, my cats dead, I hate you mofo, and other “charming” themes.

Even the more benile songs (I want to dance, I can dance, I am dancing, hey Mr DJ, oi this is a song this is) are more aggression release (dancing) than good news.

I’m certainly more prolific when I am depressed, or my life is going down the plug hole. So I should be able to write a song twice a day then !

Of course life gets in the way and “work” and “relationships” demand more on your time and the opportunities to compose, diminish.

So as a potential artist, it’s doubly frustrating to have the time and opportunity to write, and not taking it! Being too tired or either apathetic or uninspired being the 2 biggest issues.

I haven’t learnt to manage those 2 yet!.

I feel that apathy can be overcome by Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to Buick Blog….

Welcome to Peter Buick .com.

Being a bit of a web entrepreneur, I have several presences on the Internet. But this is my personal blog.

What’s the difference?

This is about me as a person; My feelings, fears and hopes (for the world, not my business) and for things which are personally important to me – like my personal breed of music (distinct from my commercial music).

It could also be the home for any free stuff, that I release under the GPL or Creative Commons License.

I will also probably mention what I’m up to in the business world, but that has it’s own category, so you can ignore/filter it.