As I put the finishing touches on my new album, I'm quite pleased to share the following essay I wrote for Musical U: From Prose to Indie Rock: How a Writer Embraced His Musicality. (I'm the writer in question, by the way!)
I've been working on some new music over the summer and hope to have an album out by the end of the month. It's called Thank You for Holding, and the basic premise is that the world's last customer-service robot answered the world's last customer-service phone call just moments before the world ended and has…Read more New Album Available Soon…
Yet again, another month has gotten by me without a post on my blog! Here’s a link to a recent interview I did on the Liars Club Oddcast… A splendid time was had by all!
I've had my Alesis Nitro electronic drum kit for about a year now, and I recently discovered that it's more than just a drum kit. It's also a synth module with 125 different voices. In case you're wondering, here's what the kit looks like: It's an entry-level kit without many bells and/or whistles (not even…Read more Surprise! 125 Additional Instrument Patches in Alesis Nitro Drum Module
Speaking of "otherworldly" music (as I did a couple of days ago), here's a link to an interesting New Yorker article by Alex Ross I read on an odd music venue in Rangely, Colorado: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/24/a-water-tank-turned-music-venue The venue is a giant water tank with unique ambient qualities that some people might describe as spooky. The article…Read more Interesting Article
Wow! I just noticed that my last blog post was on June 6. Where does the time go? In my case, some of it went to California for a while... I also did a bit of traveling more locally and worked on some music. At the moment, I'm having visions of a concept album about…Read more A Visit to California and New Material from Laini Colman and From Apes to Angels…
I've been doing a bit of recording over the past few weeks. Here's a really short one. My goal was to keep it under a minute--and to make the track sound like something I would have recorded with one of the bands I was in back in high school. Not sure if I'll include it…Read more “Front of the Line”