Monday, May 31, 2010

the back seat

alright, here we go.

first off, Diana, part time cellist and amazing bandmate, has been a super trooper in dealing with my incredibly inconsistent will to record (much of this comes from my readjustment to working a fulltime job). I've been dumb and whiney and she's been great. I know she'll do fine in grad-school and whatever she sends me will be beautiful. As for the new music, here goes

so It's been a while since I finished a song that I'm happy with (two weeks probably), and though this is probably one of the weirdest tracks I've ever done, it's also quite accessible.

Without new strings or a reed for my clarinet, I found myself feeing the urges of desperation, resorting to my lovely 3$ keyboard. This is the result. Some bizzaro world corporate elevator music. I actually like it, and I hope you do too (click the title to download).

This song is the second song off of my 133th album entitled 'Ambulances'

Friday, May 21, 2010

them big baddy real worlds

Named after Diana's future residence, this is one of the most recent collaborations and probably one of the better ones as of late. We just graduated yesterday. All of the strange pressures of the post-college life (for me anyway) are surfacing. Diana'll be in grad school and we'll continue to collaborate remotely (not as much in an improvised way). Wish us both luck and though I know I'll be busier, I promise to continue working as long as I can.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dallas Winter

new song, just finished from 131 San Antonio Dust
free time is going to go away soon
ad though nothing necessarily looks bad in my future, I m having a hard time cyphering what to look forward to.
at least i've got a jerb.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Open Waters, Lynette + My Final Thoughts on school

and now my thoughts on college (already posted on my tumblr but, here it is for those who dont read that)
out to an 8-5 job
college was....very disappointing
I've got a few nice things coming out of it
and I'm gonna try to not harp
but kids, when people laugh at/or about communications degrees, just know there's a reason for it. Thankfully, my sore excuse for a dept. is dissolving in a few years. My Univserity as a whole (The University of the Arts) in philadelphia isn't bad. My school within it, CMAC, was terrible. Formed out of a petty feud between video artists and neo-traditionalists (my dept.), it was just an ego war which thankfully has been lost by my side. Only problem is, too many people trudged through it.

If you want to go to school for film, don't. Get a good group of friends, form a close pact and keep making movies. You can learn anything that they'll teach you in a number of books (I'd be happy to recommend them) but in the end, a shitty looking movie with a gripping plot totally outweighs an over lit looking movie that proves you know how to handle equipment.

I hope someday I can find a close group as I once had in high-school and make movies again (just for kicks, especially now that it can be made accessible to anyone), but I don't know when or if it'll happen.

If you know anyone going to cmac, tell them to get out. The staff is just holding onto their jobs until the department's totally gone.

I'm sure I'll keep making music and writing. And at least I got to go to college (I know many who can't or couldn't), but this wasn't what I hoped for in the least.


I suppose it's only fair to point out that my Communications Degree is slightly different than most in most colleges.

It claims to be multi-disciplinary, students choose from one of (six when I started, two now) a few concentrations, ranging from Advertising to Narrative Film to Screenwriting, Documentary production or Interface Design. I chose Documentary (pressured by my teacher since he liked an early piece I did) and screenwriting and was assured that if I didn't like documentary, I could do a narrative for my senior thesis. That was a lie. How this department gets people is through the promise of 'being able to learn about/make movies while getting a B.S. (bachelor science) instead of a B.F.A. (fine arts). It worked on my parents who promised to help pay half (which I am grateful for) if I kept my grades up.

So if you're in CMAC and actually want to make movies, get out.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Since I'm bad at updating I'm doing another bulk upload. Here are three songs from album 130: Virginia Pine (Still in progress). The album art and the three songs are posted above. I'm particularly proud of the track 'Virginia'.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

About to graduate, here's 129 (In individual tracks)

129: Orchards (or Limbs) is finished. I havent uploaded it, or a number of albums, to mediafire in a while and I promise I'll do it soon. here, individually and with the album art posted above, are the four tracks that make up the 31 minute long album. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Am A Pilgrim, Oiche and, my god, the amount of paper theater majors waste is disgusting. Also, they're so fucking loud.

Two songs here from album 128: Sombra (the art's posted above). The first is a cover of the standard religious song (famously done by the Byrds on Sweetheart of the Radio, one of my favorite records ever) 'I Am A Pilgrim'. The other is Oiche, a bowed guitar piece.
Enjoy! School's almost done. I will not miss these arrogant, obnoxious and super fucking wasteful theater majors.


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