Five Points – 52 (Final Edition)

Final Edition –

This is the final edition of Five Points.  I am also logging off of social indefinitely, as of today.

I’ve reflected on my motivation for crafting this weekly newsletter lately…and my posting on Spacebook and Instaham.

Connection with friends that live so far away?  Vanity? Practicing writing?  To see if I could commit to writing once per week for a year?  Growing my business?  Testing ideas?  Fear of missing out?  Personally learning new things, as I always retain more as a result of writing about them?  As a reel for people that don’t know me and those that do to know what I’m thinking about?  To have a creative outlet?  Mitigating boredom?  Desire to share my life?  A distraction from other, more difficult and important projects?

If I’m honest, all were/are true.  And I’ve been able to achieve a lot of those goals via my current process.

However, I want to try going about things in a different way to see if I can achieve different outcomes.

I’m not totally sure what the next iteration looks like, but I do know I want to try narrowing focus.  That means fewer, deeper connections with those that enrich my life.  At least for now.

I may revive this newsletter and participation with online social networks in the future…but I’m just not sure how at this point.

More than anything, I appreciate everyone for the encouragement and support as a result of writing this missive.  It has really meant a lot.

All that to say, one can find me via email or text…or better, a call or FaceTime…and best, in person.

The Demon Haunted World –

Over twenty years old, this book seems more prudent now than ever…

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan

Music that has caught my ear as of late –

Too Close – Alex Clare

The Sound Of Silence (Cover) – Disturbed

Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Hallelujah (Cover) – Jeff Buckley

Say Something – Justin Timberlake – ft. Chris Stapleton

Quotes I’m Pondering – 

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.

~ Marcus Aurelius

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can”.  

~ John Muir

Exploration – 

​My primary job is as the CEO of Exploration.  We help media companies compile the data needed to get paid.

The music business is one of the most complex, infamous, and influential systems on earth! To state that there are a lot of moving parts is an understatement.

How The Music Business Works has been written to explain how all of those moving parts work together.

Our goal is to compile and share for free the most exhaustive guide on the subject that exists.

That’s all.  Want to get in touch with me?  Reply to this email, drop me a line – 310-663-2865, or come visit me in the forest near Nashville, TN.

Thank you again for reading.

Take good care and stay close,