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A private little world for me... a private little world for you. The online musings and journals of singer/songwriter recording artist author and activist Ed Hale. The Transcendence Diaries have been posting regularly online since 2001. Comments are always welcomed. And so are YOU.

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Songwriting in Your Sleep

    Songwriting in Your Sleep

A funny thing has been transpiring lately. Something completely unexpected and almost supernatural in a way. If there is any "one thing" that I do well, out of the thousands [...]

2 comments Read Full Diary 🕔04-27-2015

Buying Selling and Trading Your Digital Media

    Buying Selling and Trading Your Digital Media

A few years back I posted an article here suggesting that the television industry needed to institute a radical change in programming and release full seasons of shows all at [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔03-05-2015

Artists Are Getting Screwed in the New Music Business

    Artists Are Getting Screwed in the New Music Business

"The music industry is dwindling, but only for the artists. Something's not right here. Artists can't make a living anymore. They're having to go get second jobs to pay the [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔11-17-2014

On the Wretched State of the Music Business

    On the Wretched State of the Music Business

A film producer was waxing nostalgic earlier today about how good the music of the 70s was and wondering why the music of today is so horrendous. I have already [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔11-07-2014

Correcting Some Myths Regarding YouTube Spotify & Artist Compensation

    Correcting Some Myths Regarding YouTube Spotify & Artist Compensation

The always entertaining Bob Lefsetz sent out an otherwise illuminating blog post today entitled "NAPSTER WOULD KILL CREATION AND NO ONE WOULD MAKE MUSIC". "Otherwise" illuminating because in the first [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔09-29-2014

U2 Proves Rock is Dead. And So Is the Album

    U2 Proves Rock is Dead. And So Is the Album

The below is the latest blog entry from music-culture blogger and general curmudgeon, Bob Lefsetz. In it he plainly and clearly argues that the release of the latest U2 album [...]

7 comments Read Full Diary 🕔09-11-2014

THE PROBLEM WITH MUSIC STREAMING FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT

    THE PROBLEM WITH MUSIC STREAMING FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT

Regarding Spotify and Pandora and the like, we have been spending a LOT of time discussing and debating this issue. Just not here. I apologize for that. Unlike the "old [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔05-23-2014

Bouncing Back When Flat — Ed Hale Opens Up in New Book and Interview

    Bouncing Back When Flat — Ed Hale Opens Up in New Book and Interview

Earlier this year Ed Hale gave an in-depth interview with the website FlyFreeAvatar.com, where he opens up more about his music, business, spiritual and personal life than ever before. The interview also makes [...]

1 comment Read Full Diary 🕔02-25-2014

Check Your Morals at the Door of the Trading Floor

    Check Your Morals at the Door of the Trading Floor

Deep uncover still, exploring the world of investing and trading. Six months now. Don't get me wrong, It isn't just research; it's also a way to make money. But it [...]

3 comments Read Full Diary 🕔12-13-2013

Celebrating Lennon

    Celebrating Lennon

Nelson Mandela wasn't the only public figure to pass away into the great unknown this week. Legendary singer songwriter activist and artiste extraordinaire John Lennon also made the journey just [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔12-10-2013

RIP Coney Island Baby Lou Reed

    RIP Coney Island Baby Lou Reed

Today's entry was going to be about Israel. About the not so holy land. I'd already written a lot of it. But due to extenuating circumstances, grueling and devastating circumstances [...]

2 comments Read Full Diary 🕔10-27-2013

New Album Coming Along – Stepping WAY WAY Out There Now

Well I think we're doing it again. Princess Little Tree and I joke around about "what a challenge it is to BE Ed Hale" compared to just "dealing with him" [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔08-12-2013

Bob Lefsetz and a Night at the Opera

    Bob Lefsetz and a Night at the Opera

Love him or hate him one thing is for sure, Bob Lefsetz loves music. The way that WE love music. The way MANY PEOPLE used to love music. Not as [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔08-03-2013

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A Fascinating Consideration – What ARE Musical Notes? WHY?

    A Fascinating Consideration – What ARE Musical Notes? WHY?

In one of those "Human beings are amazing. You never know what they're going to discover and/or explore" moments, someone randomly posted a YouTube video to my Facebook wall. Normally [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔07-15-2013

It’s So For Real

    It’s So For Real

We're on day four straight of resuming recording the new albums. For the record, I say "albums" because though we started with just one, we quickly ended up with more [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔07-13-2013

On Songwriting…

    On Songwriting…

In the recording studio all week this week. Working on the new album(s). We were aiming for one when we started last year, the follow up to Ballad On Third [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔07-10-2013

Taming the Beast — Recording Resumes

    Taming the Beast — Recording Resumes

Today we resume recording for the new album(s). 34 songs in total were laid down last summer by me on rhythm guitar and vocals, The Poet on drums and The [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔07-09-2013

What IS Real Music?

        Last night Vancouver and I were on the phone about the new album the band and I have been recording. I brought the hard drive that [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔06-24-2013

Music Streaming is NOT Sales

ATTN ALL MUSIC ARTISTS: IODA & The ORCHARD have been attempting to secretly collect YOUR streaming royalties along WITH your digital sales royalties. No matter WHAT label you are on [...]

0 comments Read Full Diary 🕔05-06-2013
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