my (awesome) next door neighbor commissioned this song back in 2017. he had friends who were going through a difficult time, and he wanted to share a custom-=made monday song with them as a single.
this one has been percolating for a couple years, and i finally finished it up a few months ago with the dive bomber and string arrangement.
had this around a few weeks, unfinished. created the outro this afternoon, so i can finally release it to the wild.
here’s something i made out of the divine scraps of other tunes; the musical equivalent of my movie editing style.
Continue reading “monday song #109: “gratitude””
i threw together a simple video for “king con.” makes it easier to share in the age of trump.
the middle section is from betty boop’s “snow white” and features max fleischer’s creation, koko the clown. the dancing is cab calloway rotoscoped. seemed like it captured the 30s-ness of the bridge, as well as the haunted house-ness of the coming administration.
in honor of donald drumpf’s inauguration, i give you “king con.”
the only possible upside his unpleasant reign could bring would be the end of the republican party whose graft and insincerity summoned him from the bowels of hell.
hail to the thief.
thursday night (october 6, 2016) marks the official cd-release party for “up, up, and away.” i will be performing the entire album live, accompanying the feature length film i made, at the historic Grand Illusion cinema in north Seattle (7pm).
“up, up, and away” is an old-fashioned concept album that describes the experience of a manic episode i endured back in 1999, a side effect of anti-depressants. Continue reading “cd release: “up, up, and away””
i’ve just completed the final edit of my feature-length video, “up, up, and away.” this project has been in the planning stages since 2011, and i’ve been actively working on it for most of the past year. i’m really excited about the results.
the film captures the various emotional states that accompanied a manic episode i suffered back in 1999, after being mistakenly prescribed anti-depressants.
this week i’m wearing my influences on my sleeve. i started out with the beatles-esque chorus, which came to me while walking the dog one morning last week. the IV-I-V-I chord sequence also steals from my own “love song,” but the more simplistic melody reminds me of the mccartney throwaway “all together now.”