Diversify for Success

As a musician, one of the questions I get most often is, “What do you play?”  Seems like a simple question, but not always easy to answer.  I go to …

Hard Times Come Again No More: Part II

Now to the second part: Going Local.

I’m a big fan of local music and art. I enjoy actually meeting the people responsible for making something. Like Jack Jennings who is a local metallurgist who made my wedding ring. Sara and I bought this great vegetable bin from a local man who had just had a stroke but we did get to talk to his daughter. Not to mention friends of ours will often give us some form of photography or painting for Christmas each year. These things mean more to me and always will. They have a story and a history attached to them.

Manteo Bound

This past weekend, my wife and I got a chance for a nice little vacation to the beach for food, fun, and a whole lot of music.  We went as …

Death and Taxes

As we celebrate this most loathed of holidays, I just wanted to try to spread a little cheer about where this money goes but more importantly, what we get back.  …

Hello and welcome…

Hi all, and welcome to the Projected Frame Blog. My name is Michael and in the coming weeks and months, I hope to bring you news and insight into my personal journey through this crazy world as well as interesting stories and events I happen upon. I am currently finishing my Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music performance. Like many of you, I hope to one day make a living with my art.