The Musicians On Call Holiday Party was a blast at the 9:30 Club this past Thursday! I attended with my producer and friend Dave and his girlfriend Emily. We’re all extremely proud to be volunteers helping this terrific organization; I’m looking forward … Continue reading Cheer and Charity from Musicians On Call
Had a fabulous time playing Velvet Lounge with Tigertronic last night. Thanks to Panda Sanchez and Figueres-Tactics for kicking things off so excellently, as well as our fans, friends, and the staff at VL! We ended a fun set with Ro’s … Continue reading Tigertronic @ Velvet Lounge: “My Mistake” + Mario
World of Beer in downtown St. Petersburg, FL, was the site of a memorably bittersweet time for me and my family this past Saturday. My cousins were holding, in their typically eclectic way, a kind of wake after my aunt’s … Continue reading Erica Blinn and the good bar band ideas
Another little sketch created around a particular Omnisphere muted Strat sound (along with others from the Omnisphere palette) plus Stylus drum loops. Influences include The Police (wish I had Stewart’s hat filigree instead of these dull loops!) and Little Big Planet. Things … Continue reading Moody Mute | sketch
Looking for a smart yet gripping psychological thriller with an awesome hand-crafted soundtrack? June is totally your month! Check out Ultrasonic, a highly anticipated DC micro-indie film premiering nationally in select theaters on June 1st. If you live in DC, … Continue reading Go see Ultrasonic, hitting theaters in June!
In the process of cleaning up some old files and projects, I came across a track which, to be completely honest, I blanked when I first played it. This turns out to be a good thing for me, however: it was from a time when I produced a lot concept work for a project. I was rapidly and somewhat effortlessly spinning out lots of ideas, a distinct contrast to my usual sparse, monolithic, intensely focused efforts, spaced out like tiny and unforgettable oases in an otherwise boring desert. Here’s what I found, by the way — just a rough concept … Continue reading from the “wrote it and forgot it” archive…
Seeing The English Patient in the 1930s Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, VA enveloped me in the dawn-of-WWII era portrayed in the film. I was nineteen and thoroughly captivated; the sensual imagery of the film and its poignant score, wrapped up in the time-halting Art Deco walls of the Lyric, made an inedible and surreal impression on me. I suppose The English Patient was the Doctor Zhivago of my generation, and comparisons between the two have been invited… although in this review, as with many others, there’s not a single mention of Gabriel Yared’s Oscar-winning (1996) score. Why? Filmtracks.com more or … Continue reading Soundtrack Sunday: Gabriel Yared (“The English Patient”)