My newest loop sketches set to visualizers.Read More
I'm thinking about how I will continue to work on all the project ideas that I have.
I want to make meaningful progress in each project and i want to find ways to focus so that I'm not spreading myself too thin. If I do, then projects won't ever get done.Read More
I posted a few new cover videos recently. Simple acoustic covers.Read More
After I recorded my Johnny Cash cover, I decided to make a small sample pack of the sounds I created. Mostly percussive stuff, guitar hits, etc. But I also made two virtual instruments from some weird effects that I made during the recording process.Read More
Recently I discovered a new painting technique that I immediately fell in love with. It's called poured painting. The idea is to mix acrylic paint with some kind of flow medium, Floetrol or Liquitex flow medium, to thin the paint out. Then using a variety of techniques you simply pour the paint onto the canvas, and tilt it around to get even coverage.Read More
Recently I decided to cover the Justin Timberlake song, Say Something. The original is an incredible piece of songwriting, and I wanted to see if I could capture some of the same energy.Read More
A while ago, after seeing the movie Logan for the fourth time, I was moved to cover the Johnny Cash Song, The Man Comes Around. The song is featured in the ending credits of the movie, and it fit perfectly. There was this mournful post-apocalyptic vibe that I loved.Read More
My first Skillshare class is naturally about drawing zombies!Read More
This year will go down in the history books as one of the stinkiest. We lost so many incredible influential artists; people that had shaped so many of our childhoods. There was a lot of bad crap that 2016 dumped on us. But there was also a lot of good.Read More
I usually approach lyric videos thinking of the overall mood. And even further I try to decide on a color scheme early on. Then I consider the energy. Is the piece moody and cinematic? Is it fast and kinetic?Read More
Yesterday I received my order of CDs from the printer. All 500 of them. And they look gorgeous! I'm so happy with them! I've always had a small obsession with seeing my artwork in print, especially in multiple quantities.Read More
I'm having trouble deciding which cover image to use. I need some help deciding!Read More
Man, it looks like everyone is playing Pokemon Go. I can't remember the last time a game had this sort of universal appeal. It's kind of nuts really.
I haven't played it yet, but I did manage to fake a screenshot.
Some recent tweet-thoughts on gratitude.Read More
I finalized the tracklisting for Diamondhead a little while ago. So I thought I'd share it here. Even though the songs aren't 100% finished, it's fun for me to view this EP as a finished project. That's one of the reasons I like to mockup the artwork early, and play with versions of the track order.Read More
Recently, I've started collecting my daily writings into books, separated by year. I then print them out using various print-on-demand services. When they arrive in the mail, I am gleeful. There's something really magical about getting a book in the mail, and it's full of words that you wrote. But then, I've always loved seeing my stuff in print, whether it's artwork, text, or even a manufactured CD digi-pack of my music.Read More
As my friend Bill Zappia is furiously working on arrangements and production for the album, I decided to use bits of my demos as the soundclips for my first few blips. I'm hoping to switch over to using the final audio once I get that from Bill, but for now I actually like using this early stuff.Read More
I announced my new solo album today! It will be my first solo album, and it's called Diamondhead. It's a six-song EP that I wrote while in my hotel room on a trip to Hawaii. I'm really very excited to release it and find out what people think of it!Read More