Saturday Summary

Saturday Summary Family

Below is a copy of the first email “experiment”… I found my self wanting a central place to comment… so I did a blogpost for comments.

I find myself wanting to connect more and more with people like me. People on a journey, learning, being inspired and trying to “capture” moments.

This is an experiment.

I’m still inspired by a book I read so many years ago from Tim Ferris called “The 4-Hour Workweek“. In fact, I’ve read it about 9 times.

Tim is doing something called the “5 Bullet Fridays“. It’s just a quick way of reaching out to his peeps (like me) and saying, “this is what’s going on right now”.

So, at the risk of exposing too much, I want to try an experiment. I want to reach out and tell you what I’m doing from time to time… not trying to do anything except say, “This is what I’m doing right now” in hopes that it will help you in someway to see parts (not just the ones I can brag about) of a sometimes mundane and messy journey.

What I’m reading right now

I’m reading “I don’t have enough faith to be an Atheist” because my buddy Dan told me it was great. Anytime someone recommends a book they think I’ll like, I usually buy it and read it… and usually, I do like it! Thanks Dan.

What I’ve been working on THIS WEEK (in the studio)

Finishing up mixing several records from The Livingstons, a group from Texas called Maranantha 6.

What I’ve been working on (on MixCoach)

I’m reading some podcast notes because I’m doing a podcast today as a guest with Lij over at recordingstudiorockstars (and I’m more than honored and excited). Don’t know when it’s going to air yet. Also, working on building a “flagship” mixing product (as my friend Graham Cochrane calls it) to help mixers in a way that I haven’t been able to yet. Graham is a remarkable human and I’m glad I know him… I’m sure you do too.

A quote that has me thinking

You can have everything in life you want when you help enough other people get what they want – Zig Ziglar

Anyway, theres’ that! Not perfect. Not complete. But, sincere.

Talk to you soon,

Kevin

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22 Comments

  • Ted Gerber

    Reply Reply February 27, 2016

    Thanks for the contact. Really like the quote by CS Lewis. Haven’t read the Essentialism book but it’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. People are wired differently. Some are more singularly minded, others prefer variety. I fall into the latter category. I’m constantly aware of how much “better” I could be at a specific skill or place in life. On the other hand people often comment on how many friends I have, how many stories I can tell and places I’ve been. I guess both work as long as you know yourself and your priorities. Have a great day.

    • Kevin Ward

      Reply Reply February 27, 2016

      Hey Ted. Thanks for the comment buddy. I agree. I think most of us “creative types” like variety. Not sure sometimes if it is the best route to take at least not all the time.

  • Mark Bliss

    Reply Reply February 27, 2016

    Kevin,

    I wanted to let you know I appreciate this little turn you have made. Its more personal and has far more feeling that the flood of content I get just trying to sell me something. Some music bloggers have become so adept at it that they are fully wrapped up in selling me their and everyone else’s content.
    Instead, you shared some personal thoughts, introspect, and pulled me a little bit into your world with the sweet pic of your little family pod. I like that. Made me feel a part of something instead of just another consumer to be tapped.
    I am here watching and learning, please continue.

    Mark Bliss

    • Kevin Ward

      Reply Reply February 27, 2016

      Thanks Mark. I plan on keeping this up. I love the connections that I have made since I started doing this. It’s always been the way I felt, just haven’t always been bold enough to put it out there.… Thanks again for the comment

  • Russell Rivera

    Reply Reply February 27, 2016

    Kevin,

    You are such a positive influence, a great teacher, and an awesome audio engineer. I really appreciate people like you. We need more of you in the world.

    Russell Rivera

    • Kevin Ward

      Reply Reply February 27, 2016

      Hey Russell. Thank you much for saying that!… You really made my weekend.

  • John Milazzo

    Reply Reply February 27, 2016

    Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for your note. I am going to have to find time to read that book!
    And I also wanted to say that I am eager to know when you finish that mixing course. It sounds perfect for me.
    Take care, and thanks for all the help.
    Best,
    John

    • Kevin Ward

      Reply Reply February 27, 2016

      Hey John. I will keep you posted. I’ll make an announcement when I get it done. Can’t wait to get started on it on Monday. By the way, how are you liking the pop production course?

      • John Milazzo

        Reply Reply February 28, 2016

        Hi Kevin,
        I have not watched it yet, since I had a session yesterday that went very long. We did good work, but by the end my ears were fried! I will let you know next week. And thanks again!
        John

  • Kel Mankenberg

    Reply Reply March 5, 2016

    Kevin Ward! Is that you taking a group selfie while driving?!? Tsk tsk… what would your mother say! 😉

    • Kevin Ward

      Reply Reply March 5, 2016

      That’s Janna driving. Don’t tell my mom please. Lol

  • John Milazzo

    Reply Reply March 5, 2016

    Hi Kevin,
    Speaking selfishly, I just wanted to say that I look forward to watching all 6 hours of your new course, so please don’t trim it down on my account!!
    Best,
    John

    • Kevin Ward

      Reply Reply March 5, 2016

      I don’t see how I can trim it down and it be much less than five hours John.

  • pt houston

    Reply Reply March 19, 2016

    would love to speak to you about Harrison mix buss, and radar studio

  • carlmal

    Reply Reply March 19, 2016

    Have a great trip Kevin. I forwarded you fav quote of HK to my loved ones. Thanks for all your efforts.

  • Luis Diaz

    Reply Reply April 9, 2016

    Thanks for the e-mails Kevin, great content. Will be back to purchase some of your material will probably start with MixCoach Guide to Mastering Your Own Mix.
    Thanks again and have fun on your date with your daughter.

    Luis.

  • Curtis Byrd

    Reply Reply April 9, 2016

    I love these weekly updates and would like to contribute with a few things I am digging right now
    App- Paper by 53 is the most awesome tool I have ever used on my phone and IPad you can draw, type, take a picture and then draw or highlight areas on it. It is similar to Evernote with notebooks and projects. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

    Book: The Pumkin Plan. Using the principles of a Giant Pumkin farmer to create a giant successful business by eliminating the weakest aspects and focusing on the strongest.

    Quote: “The secret of change is focusing all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”. Socrates

    Thanks for your inspiration Kevin! and have agreat week.

  • Smurf

    Reply Reply April 18, 2016

    I have read warrens book, and feel it is….how can I put it….crap. There was nothing but thinly veiled new age garbage, supported by selected scripture taken out of context.

    I know a lot of folks swear by this book & pastor, but I feel this book from one of the most popular emergent churches is harmful to the real gospel that Jesus taught.

    Just a IMHO, YMMV, yada yada…everyone has one….

  • donald thomas

    Reply Reply June 6, 2016

    Just wanna say Welcome to California! Although I live a little bit north of where you’ll be,(Chico)…hopefully you can check us out up here. We ‘re hotter in the summer though…

    • Kevin Ward

      Reply Reply July 11, 2016

      Thank you Donald!

  • Martin Weeks

    Reply Reply June 12, 2016

    Just curious…what does Calif offer better than Nashville musically?
    I know the weather is better, but aside from that…?

  • Mark Bliss

    Reply Reply June 13, 2016

    Movings hard, stay upbeat Kevin.
    Looking forward to installations on the studio setup.

    Best wishes to you and your family in your new home. We’ll miss you back east.

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