I once saw that my son Micah, at age one and a half, was holding something in his hand. I noticed he had started to bring it to his mouth to eat it, but then looked at me and tried to hide it. He and I both knew that it probably wasn’t the type of… Read More »
In the Heart Of the Sea Here’s an acoustic song that I recorded and co-wrote with a friend named Josh Gagnon. I love recording acoustic guitar, because it always has such a natural and human character to it (even after processing). We also were able to get this song in minimal takes. I believe… Read More »
I’ve always loved bowed string instruments, violin in particular. From The Lord of the Rings’ score, to video game music, to many varieties of Classical music — strings have always inspired me. I’ve always wanted to learn, but thought it might be getting my hands a bit full. For whatever reason, now feels like a good time… Read More »
I just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone. I feel great about 2015, and even better about the future. Last year has had it’s ups and downs. I’ve been put through some hard times, but I am coming back stronger. 2015 was also technically my sons first full year of life (he was born… Read More »
Some time in September, my wife got us tickets to see an orchestra as my birthday present. That Orchestra happened to be the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. They had a guest conductor named Arnie Roth, and were playing MUSIC FROM THE FINAL FANTASY SERIES.. Composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Those tickets happened to be one of the… Read More »
A few years ago, around Christmas 2013, my wife and I decided to try and record a Christmas song together. We chose “Silent Night” 👼🌟 and I thought that at least this verse turned out pretty swell. We hope you enjoy it 😉 🙂
My grandpa was a World War II Veteran. He passed away a few years back, and I wrote this song in his memory. He wasn’t a man of many words, but one of the kindest hearts I’ve known. I call this song “Passing Tides”. He liked to take us to the beach at Lake Eerie in Buffalo…
I’ve been thinking a lot about inspiration — the fuel of our human endeavors. I love it. But I’ve also realized that inspiration has an expiration date. It turns sour after a while. I’ve learned that I need to utilize my inspiration while I have it, and find good sources of “inspiration food.”
So I was doing some drum tests one day… and as I was setting up my drums, I said to myself: “Y’know what, there just aren’t enough pictures of mic’d up drum kits in this world.” Fortunately, I had a pretty decent camera in my possession at the time. So I got to work. Enjoy!
I had this dream about a week ago. It was one of those interesting dreams which felt like — or may have actually started out as — reality. A smooth shift from “trying to get to sleep” to “dreaming”. Since I found this one particularly interesting, and it lingered on my mind quite vividly, I just thought I would share it.