As longtime readers of my blog have probably noticed, I'm love all aspects of music -- making it, listening to it, reading about it, writing about it -- so it may come as little surprise that I've decided to take my interest in music to a new level by starting a label. It's called Hungry…Read more A New Venture
Back in high school, I had a teacher named Joe Griffin who turned me on to TS Eliot. I think we spent the first semester of my senior year reading Murder in the Cathedral. It’s a play in which a bishop knows he’s going to get murdered by a king but does nothing to save…Read more Soft Light: A Disco Riff on TS Eliot
I'm putting the finishing touches on a new song. This one is a disco version of TS Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." (More on that in a later post!) It's also influenced by Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" and New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle." I'm hoping to have the song ready to…Read more New Song…
I'm hoping to post a new song within the next day or so. In the meantime, here are some of the tracks that inspired it... Musically, the track reminds me of "The High Road" by Broken Bells, especially the beat and some of the sound effects that I use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWBG1j_flrg Thematically, it reminds me of…Read more New Song Coming Soon…
Here's my latest song... It's called "Someday Soon," and when I wrote it, I was thinking about what it was like to graduate from college and realize that I didn't really have a plan. All I had was a degree and a vague sense that my life should be going somewhere. Exactly where, of course,…Read more New Song: “Someday Soon”
Here it is, the video I was working on a few weeks ago. Some parts remind me of A Hard Day's Night. Others remind me of Twin Peaks: The Return. There's actually a pretty strong woodsmen vibe throughout... Big thanks to everyone involved in shooting and editing this project!
I'm working on some new material and the video I wrote about a little while ago should be available soon, but here's a track I released in 2016 -- a jazzy little number called "Unobtrusive Groove." I'd taken it down for a while, but a student of mine reminded me of its existence, so I…Read more “Unobtrusive Groove” Revisited