I purchased Andrew Bird’s “Noble Beast” on Amazon MP3 a couple of days ago. It is one of the most expertly crafted rock albums that I have heard. Today I am listening to a live recording of a Spoon show. Spoon is not a brilliant band by any means, but their second record, “Kill the… Continue reading The Politics of Listening
Guitar Lesson for "Boulder"
At the behest of my friend, producer, MBA-level-advisor, and guitar aficionado, Ryan, I am posting this guitar lesson for “Boulder”, a song off my band’s last record. The song highlights the struggles of maintaining a long-distance relationship with a girl in Boulder, CO when I was living on the East Coast. Those were good times,… Continue reading Guitar Lesson for "Boulder"
Yesterday, I jammed with Dave in his pal’s basement. We burned through about 6 tunes in 3 hours – mostly songs that have never been played outside of my bedroom and have been sitting on the backburner for years. It was great to give them a workout. Dave is kicking out the beats behind the… Continue reading Nonstop.
What do you think of "Colleen"?
We have been diligently working on the new record with Noah (my brother and superb music producer) and I think we are at a point where I can start sharing some stuff. This recording is still a rough mix and hasn’t been mastered yet, but it’s pretty cool, nonetheless. What do you think? Colleen Album… Continue reading What do you think of "Colleen"?
I Want to Be an Astronaut.
I used to want to be an astronaut, and I knew everything about astronauts and space. I knew all the planets, all the astronaut’s names, and the details of all of the famous space voyages. Then I wanted to be a scientist, a paleontologist, specifically, and I took it upon myself to learn everything I… Continue reading I Want to Be an Astronaut.