Author: Michael Edwards

Money Matters

Yes, the term is “starving artist.” It’s been said so many times that it’s even annoying to type it. Sure it’s a stereotype and even a tradition or badge of honor but what’s really going on with artists and money? The truth is that developing and expressing artistic skills takes an enormous amount of time – time that could otherwise be spent making money. If you’ve chosen to walk this path, you know what it’s like to sacrifice creature comforts and conveniences for cerebral rewards. Inevitably though, we hope to profit financially from our efforts and skills. Chances are...

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Why?

I just finished watching Pink Floyd’s “Pulse” DVD. Most importantly, the Behind the scenes look at the tour. I honestly got a little choked up. There was such passion from all the people, sincerity in their smiles, and admiration for their achievements. The Pink Floyd is bigger than any one person and bigger than the band. It’s everyone that’s listening too. There’s that “something” in the air – that connection where everyone comes together in truth, honesty, and reality. Musicians never get to do something that grand by believing that the world owes them something. The most successful people...

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Part 3: Heading East – “Standin’ on a Corner”

That evening I made it to Flagstaff, Arizona and pulled in to a Walmart parking lot. As many RV’ers know, most Walmart’s allow for overnight RV and bus parking. As a traveller just passing through, it is a wonderful opportunity to rest safely and inexpensively. And as a humorous juxtaposition,  one of my favorite author/musicians, Neil Peart likes to label them as “Chateau Walmart.” So, I will in respectful homage do the same thing. This was my first experience at a one of the asphalt chateau’s and my apprehensions were eased due to a number of other  RV’ers settled...

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Part 2: Las Vegas – “Groundhog Day”

IMG_6893 Vegas, Baby! I’ve actually spent a good amount of time here. As Didiayer had been the on-camera host for MGM’s TV show, the Snyder’s often traveled here and I tended to visit at that time as well. But this time was different as we would not be returning to Los Angeles. I drove to the RV Park at Circus Circus and planned to stay for about a week or so. The Snyder’s would stay with a friend as they did not have their RV yet and were waiting for their financing to come through after selling their house....

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Part 1: Departure – “The Road Life Begins”

It’s amazing to see yourself inside a large life-changing experience that month’s ago was only a plan. The plan was to move a family of 4 into one RV and me into another. The purpose was to live on the road while traveling around the United States filming Season 2 of our television Show “At Home With Didiayer.” Another purpose was to was for our musical duo “Standing in Waves” to write, record, and perform music in all these various settings. The expectation was to do this for six to eight months. Didiayer, her husband Christopher, and their two...

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