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Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel. com and Bookpleasures. com is delighted to have as our guest, Dan Goldman, Guitarist, Song Writer, Poet, Arranger and a musician of many other talents.

Dan is here to chat about his world of music and travels.

Norm:

When did your passion for music begin? What keeps you going?

Dan:

I can't quite commit to memory when my passion began. It seems to have been an congenital appreciation. My initial memories are of listening to old report and 8-track recordings that my parents had kicking about the house - whatever thing from Kenny Rogers to Neil Rhombus sparked my advantage at the time. My minister played piano, and I constantly loved listening to his romantic, albeit, a little slushy touch. I'd press my ear aligned with the soundboard to get the most out of the vibrations.

Norm:

Who were the musicians that influenced you?

Dan:

There are too many to mention; but if I had to narrow it down, I'd say, in order of appearance: The Beatles, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, my uncle Issac, Classical guitar repertoire plus Bach and most of the Spanish composers, Joni Mitchell, Jim Hall, Bill Frisell and on and on. I'm at this time into Wilco, Joanna Newsom, Lisa Germano, to name a few.

Norm:

When on tour, do you announcement any differences in audiences from one city to the next, and if so, would you say that this may due to their geographical location. For example, how would you balance audiences in Vancouver to those in Toronto or Montreal insofar as your music is concerned?

Dan:

Yes, I'd say the main differentiation lies in how drenched the marketplace is. In Calgary, for instance, where there isn't as much passage in terms of touring bands, I tend to get a furnace and more favorable delivery than in Toronto, where, while I play a lot of great gigs, the audiences are a bit numbed by the sheer book of musicians around. Then again, performances are always different and whatever thing I think is the rule is continually put into distrust as soon as I play an unexpectedly great gig in the least possible situation.

Norm:

What challenges or obstacles do you bump into while itinerant and performing? How did you overcome these challenges?

Dan:

I get edgy a lot. I'm fine when I'm in fact performing, but I by and large get stressed a combine of hours ahead of the show. It's actually crucial for me to eat and rest appropriately so that the stress doesn't take a toll on my performances. I commonly try to put aside a a few total of time every day that I'm on tour to warming up or to my session (meditation) practice.

Norm:

Which is your darling city to act in? Why?

Dan:

I can't say that I have one. Anyplace where the associates are amenable and supportive becomes the best city.

Norm

How do you get the inspiration for your song and music writing?

Dan:

I love music. It's not hard to get inspired, what's hard is next through and staying constant with my copy practice. I find that the only way to get to where I want to be expression-wise is to spend the time it takes; and you never know how long that's going to be, so you just keep going!

Norm:

What was the first piece of music you ever wrote? What was the reaction?

Dan:

I can't remember. It was maybe a little in the classical guitar idiom. I've always made sure to ask citizens who I knew would be compassionate - a stacked deck, if you will, in my favor.

Norm:

Do you set manually daily, weekly, yearly goals? If so, what are some of your goals?

Dan:

Yes, I beyond doubt have to set daily goals, or else a whole day passes me buy, and I feel like I've done nothing. These goals are pleasing for the reason that I can say, for example, I'm going to work on words for an hour, and then at the end of the hour I've done it - it might all be shit, but at least I've stayed with it, and it'll liable turn into a bit good at some point. In contrast, axiom that I want to tour the world by the time I'm 33 is a bit more challenging to materialize. Ultimately, I know that if I keep characters and touring, I will get led to better comings and goings in my craft as well as a superior fan base with more on tour opportunities.

Norm:

You are a guitarist, song writer, poet, and arranger. Which of the above do you prefer and why?

Dan:

At this point, I'm a singer-songwriter. It's what I apply on a daily basis, and it's how I'm early to befit known.

Norm:

I absorb that in Canada there are Music Festival Move Grants as well as other pass through grants that assist authority Canadian musicians to act upon at festivals exterior their district or territory of residence.

Apparently, these grants are given to commence encounter artists to new audiences at an early stage of their career to a wider public. Have you ever received this assistance and if so, could you tell our consultation how beneficial have they been from the point of view of furthering your career?

Dan:

Yes, I've acknowledged some assistance from the Canada Association for the Arts and it has been awfully helpful. I got a tour grant last year, for instance, which allowed me to tour diagonally the country. Though the tour wasn't as well organized as I'd hoped for, it did bestow me with a new arrangement of people across the fatherland who have since be converted into very supportive, as well as my current manager, Candace Elder.

Norm:

Do you think there is some kind of a bond among music and travel?

Dan:

Absolutely. Traveling, whether bodily or emotional, provides a new perspective, or a new backdrop, if you will, to your old script. It makes your story seem a a small amount more vibrant, and therefore, admirable of being documented, which of course, is one of the main purposes of art.

Norm

What is next for Dan Goldman and is there no matter which you wish to add that we have not covered?

Dan:

I have a tour creation in Eminent that I hope will bring me from coast to coast. I'm also operational on some new songs and am especially excited to background them in the new year.

Thanks Dan and good luck with all of your coming endeavors. Credit Norm

To read more about Dan or snoop to his music check out his site at www. dangoldman. ca

Norm Goldman is the Editor of the pass through site, http://www. sketchandtravel. com and the book reviewing site, http://www. bookpleasures. com.

Norm is also a pass through author and all together with his artiste wife, Lily Azerad-Goldman, the connect meld words with art focusing on romantic destinations.


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