Check out goofy new LA-based web series, “Becky and Kate” featuring my music! Continue reading Music for “Becky and Kate”
Happy Halloween! In contrast to the big-budget approach of many successful Hollywood films, with a huge orchestral score that’s performed to a click, John Carpenter’s Halloween (the movie and the score, both of which he created) is astonishingly sparse and … Continue reading Halloween in Hollywood, Part 2: Halloween
As someone blessed with perfect pitch and the ability to keenly hear *everything* in a recording, it’s a great source of frustration to be able to also keenly hear everything in a performance or arrangement by Bill Evans and other jazz greats but to only slowly and painstakingly reproduce even a small approximation of their skilled talent and complicated voicings thanks to my hacker ears and my modicum of jazz training. Therefore, I was extremely happy and proud to be able to put down an interesting (to me) pocket of progressions in this in-progress arrangement of “Pure Imagination” by Leslie … Continue reading Fragment of “Pure Imagination”
It may not feel like October here in Virginia (sunny with highs in the upper 80s this past week and weekend!), but Halloween is just around the corner, so, during the month of October, I will be paying tribute, in … Continue reading Halloween in Hollywood, Part 1: Ghostbusters
(Spoiler alert…!) Editor’s note: as someone who is primarily a keyboardist, I found the power chords I created for this funny clip with a virtual Strat and a bunch of simulated amps to be effective… and absolutely satisfying. There’s a … Continue reading Epic 80s power ballad love montage for “P. S. I Love You, Minotaur”
LA film-maker Thomas Adjani has just completed “Revenge on a Ghost” which delves into a soldier’s struggle with PTSD upon returning home. The team is seeking assistance to cover the fees of the film festival circuits and music licensing. Full … Continue reading Send “Revenge on a Ghost” to some film festivals!
Wish you could just magic away the pounds? This isn’t really like that… Continue reading Music for “The Sit-Up Fairy”
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
Another musical collaboration with the fine folks at BrevityTV! I always enjoy a good epic score with funeral drums and adventure horns. I think the grave seriousness against the silly action is effective. Not safe for work or youngsters — cartoon … Continue reading What It’s Like To Read the ‘Game of Thrones’ Books
The best thing about snow that falls inside a globe? No shoveling or delayed flights. (The music’s pretty festive, too.) Happy holidays! Learn more at http://www.hawkridgeconsulting.com/apps/snowglobemaker Continue reading Happy Holidays!