Who Am I Trying to Impress?
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
In my twenties and thirties I remember being very motivated by wanting to impress and/or outdo other people. I’ll show them, I thought to myself. I would achieve this or that, at which point those people would be forced to acknowledge they were wrong about me in one way or another. Spite is decent motivation. […] The post Who Am I Trying to Impress? appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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Empowering Action vs. Depression
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
Recently I read Steve Pavlina’s post “What It’s Like Being Me”. Steve really enjoys being himself, it seems, and part of my reaction was a slow clap — good for you, you smug vegan, your life is so great. But on the other hand, I really like Steve and his writing has benefited me immensely […] The post Empowering Action vs. Depression appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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#3 on Beatport, Work Update, Succeeding Like Water
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
Music The new Momu release “Music Gets Me By” is charting on Beatport, currently #3 in Breakbeat releases and #9 on both the Melodic House and Tech House releases charts, while the various mixes have all broken into the Top 100 track charts for their respective genres. A great “big room” remix from our friend […] The post #3 on Beatport, Work Update, Succeeding Like Water appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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Two Small Pieces of Good News
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
The world is burning in a thousand ways, but making and appreciating art is what keeps me sane and sometimes even happy. I have two things to share in that area, one related to music, the other to fiction writing. First, my new two-track release with Spesh is out today on Beatport, Organic Broccoli Florets […] The post Two Small Pieces of Good News appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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New Music Release, Writing Update, Blogging Hiatus?
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
Art Update Spesh and I have a new deep house/melodic house two-track release out, “MBRC”. You can listen to it on Beatport now, general release (Spotify, Apple, etc.) is next Friday. My favorite composition method at the moment is using Pigments to apply granular effects on vocals samples, then modulating the cutoff to create washy […] The post New Music Release, Writing Update, Blogging Hiatus? appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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How My Relationship with Making Music Has Changed
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
First of all, to get it out of the way, I have a new release with Spesh out on Beatport. The release includes two new melodic house/progressive house tracks, “Starfall” and “Sixes and Fours”. I’m really proud of both of them, and also of how Spesh and I collaborated to make both tracks the absolute […] The post How My Relationship with Making Music Has Changed appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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What Is Civilization? What Is Progress? (Roe vs. Wade)
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
This week the Supreme Court rolled back an important human right: the right for women to unequivocally control their own bodies, the right to never have to give birth against their will. To me and many others, it felt like a huge step backwards. So what does that mean, to move backwards, culturally and socially? […] The post What Is Civilization? What Is Progress? (Roe vs. Wade) appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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How I’m Using My Distance Vision (through time, in life)
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
Walking along the Embarcadero every day, I have long unobstructed views. I can look east across the bay, north toward the Ferry Building, south toward the ballpark. Sometimes I try to identify people and pick out details from 100 yards away or farther. Since I spend most of my time looking at screens from about […] The post How I’m Using My Distance Vision (through time, in life) appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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Play Yourself as a PC
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
Sometimes I catch myself living my life as an NPC (non-player character). Doing the same thing, day in and day out. Making safe but boring choices. Focusing too much on distractions that don’t really matter, and not enough on areas that can provide real leverage. Not being the main character on a major quest, but […] The post Play Yourself as a PC appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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Beat Week!
J.D. Moyer
by J.D. Moyer
1w ago
Last week I worked full-time on music production, something I hadn’t done in years. I called it “Beat Week.” I’m between novels, and with the next one still simmering in my subconscious, it felt like a good time to briefly switch up my creative focus. I decided to take a break from my client work […] The post Beat Week! appeared first on J.D. Moyer ..read more
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