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
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.
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 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.