Thursday, June 21, 2012


Pushed pretty hard getting the old tune spit-shined and the new tune finished.

Waiting to get feedback from some "industry" peeps.

Contemplating creativity, mortality...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

New Track

70s am pop, 80s arena rock, and 90s shoegazer in one tight little package.  Hope you enjoy!

And if you do, spread the word!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Usher keeps it real

So I was kinda obsessed with the Usher/Diplo collaboration "Climax" when it came out.  I think it's the pinnacle of the new dubstep-influenced, minimalist r&b that's been floating around for a couple of years.  When I saw a posting for the performance below, I was curious how Usher would maintain the (very specific) production vibe live ...

I love that Usher's flawed performance (voice cracks, pitch is off sometimes) actually enhances the vulnerability of his delivery.  And the chord changes that have been added create a new depth by shifting how the vocal melodies are framed over the course of the song.  In a very human, real way, he and the band nailed it.  This is a great example of being professional AND being an artist through performance and arrangement.