Looking too hard

My tortoise ran away yesterday. When I say he ran away, I mean my dad let him out of his fence. Dad likes to let Simon graze in the yard, but got sidetracked and forgot about him until after dark. We spent a good while looking for the 80 lbs African Sulcada with flashlights up… Continue reading Looking too hard

Playlists & Plateaus

The music industry is changing. Has changed. This isn’t surprising, as it was only a matter of time once streaming became a thing that music would be mostly thought of as something that is free (or at most worth a $10 monthly subscription). As artists, though, this presents some weird challenges. The keys to getting… Continue reading Playlists & Plateaus

Happy little accidents

I’ve been chipping away at my next release, going through each song and revising lyrics, arrangements, mixes, etc. Some days it feels like I’m fighting an invisible force, duking it out with my perfectionism & what I call my release anxiety. There’s a part of me that doesn’t want to share my art, for fear… Continue reading Happy little accidents

Chaos Theory

All the music knowledge bookz

Coming up as a young wanna-be musician in Hawaii, I had a pipedream about being a rock star. I was convinced that if I could learn a couple common chords, I could play just about anything (at least the radio hits and Christian worship songs that my sheltered ears were hearing at the time). I… Continue reading Chaos Theory

Up to no good (well, some)

It can be pretty isolating living up in the hills on an island. Sometimes I lose track of time and forget what day it is. I enjoy the solitude, but I it does make connecting with others a little tricky. Thanks to the interwebs, I can still be a part of a community while sitting in my home… Continue reading Up to no good (well, some)

past tense

Well the calander year has changed. Quickly. I can see next year already, cause I got 2020 vision. Jokes. Last year was a mix of highs and lows, excitement and tedium, travel and recovery. I think I learned a few things as well. Like how potatoes really are amazing in Ireland or how difficult it… Continue reading past tense

Like it or Not

Social media is a powerful tool for us as musicians to stay connected to our fans and catch people up on our daily musical musings and happenings. But sometimes it feels like the social medium and aesthetic become more important than the art form that you’re trying to create. I’ve found myself on more than… Continue reading Like it or Not

The In Between

Real talk: after a big show or a fun trip, I usually go through a severe “down”. I get home. Eat something. Calm down. Watch some youtube vidds. And sit there twitching, wondering what’s next.  It’s like fireworks were going off, but now now the shows over and there’s nothing to see. So you go to grab… Continue reading The In Between

Summer Update

Hey it’s Higgs, coming in hot (literally this summer heat is like melting my Irish skin like crayons left on a stovetop 😂). Just wanted to share what’s new with me. Things have been pretty crazy (in the best way). I’m just off the Hawaii Songwriters Festival, which is always a blast of inspiration and a great… Continue reading Summer Update