Practice, suck, and repeat

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. — Seán O’Casey

Everything you’ve heard is true. There are no secrets. There are no shortcuts. In order to become successful in life, you must work hard and practice, practice, practice.

I’ve been pursuing a career in music since college, and though I began my quest with unbridled enthusiasm and youthful determination, my creative energy has progressively waned in recent years with the lack of any concrete, exciting developments to further propel this dream. Sure, I had some moments here and there over the past few years, but nothing ever consistent enough to signify that I had made the “jump” — whatever that really means.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. — Seneca

Many opportunities were lost or wasted on due part to me being unprepared for said chances to showcase what I can do. It’s been a frustrating cycle of creating art, not being satisfied with it, scrapping it to start anew, and running through the never-ending process all over again. I’m sure many artists and songwriters have gone through similar periods in their creative lives. Because of this, my creative output to the public has remained stagnant.

Musicians should go to a yard sale and buy an old fucking drum set and get in their garage and just suck. And get their friends to come in and they’ll suck, too. And then they’ll fucking start playing and they’ll have the best time they’ve ever had in their lives, and then all of a sudden, they’ll become Nirvana. — Dave Grohl

This year, I plan to suck big time! My goals for this year are to:

  1. Maintain a consistent fitness and diet routine for the entire year.
  2. Start a weekly blog.
  3. Do a weekly photo shoot.
  4. Write and record a song every week.
  5. Post a weekly vlog.

Through all the sucking, I will be practicing fearlessly and consistently for the entire year, and ultimately by the end of 2016, I hope to be much better in all five areas.

Because at the end of the day, that’s truly the only way to really improve. No secrets, no shortcuts; just practice.

Show Recap: The Cork Lounge in Sherman Oaks (2014 May 20)

I played my first acoustic show of the year last night.

Prior to that, I hadn't performed in several months due to my focus on writing and recording.

My focus hasn't changed, but I may still slip in some small shows here and there to not get too rusty.

In the meantime, more recordings to come of my songs in the coming weeks.

Thanks for your support.

ATM

"Maple Leaf" Music Video

This is the official music video for “Maple Leaf” - an original song written and performed by Tyler Moon, featuring Whiskey Jane as the female lead.

Filmed over the course of two days, “Maple Leaf” follows Tyler Moon as he drives an old, beat up Chevy Suburban along the Pacific Coast Highway.

Check out the lyrics and download the song for FREE: https://soundcloud.com/tylermoonla/maple-leaf

Directed and filmed by Ezra Spurrier: http://www.ezraspurrier.com

ATM

Welcome to the new site

Welcome to the new TylerMoon.com!

I hope you find it intuitive enough to navigate around.

For those that don't know anything about me, I tried to design the homepage in a way that would introduce myself to you in a straightforward fashion (by just scrolling down through the homepage).

I'll use this blog section to update you on my latest projects and happenings, but it may evolve into something else entirely as I continue.

If you're on Tumblr, you can see these same posts (except for this first one), so follow me at tylermoonla.tumblr.com.

Until next time!

ATM