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New Music, a Full Free Movie and More

I’m well aware that it’s been a very long time since I posted anything substantial to my blog, but there’s a pretty good reason for it: I’ve been busy. Busy making cool stuff that I’ll be able to share with you in the future. Among that cool stuff is a book I’ve been very slowly but surely writing that should be of great interest to any creative people who have enjoyed my writing in the past. As I get closer to completing it, I’ll be posting various chapters and excerpts to finally have some quality new content for you. I’ve also been working on illustrations for a children’s book and lots and lots of music. But in the meantime, I haven’t wanted to half-ass blog posts just to have them. To paraphrase Ron Swanson, I only want to whole-ass stuff on this site.

In that spirit of whole-assing, I’d never waste your time with a new post without having something great for your enjoyment. As it happens, I have three things for you to see and hear right now.

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Watch the Trailer for "I Hate You"

As readers of this blog know, I spent all of 2015 and a bit of 2016 scoring an independent film called I Hate You. I chronicled the process in three blog posts and shared some samples from the score in my latest audio reel. You can see and hear all these posts here

I've had a lot of people ask me when the movie would finally be released, and my answer was always the same: I have no f#$%ing idea, I'm just the guy who made the music.

Well, I still don't have an official release date, but I do finally have a trailer to share. And, of course, I scored the trailer, so you can hear some of my handiwork.

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A Tale Of Two Albums

I recently completed two 8-song albums, which you can download for FREE here and here. This is the story behind them.

During the final year or two of my band Shaimus, I started recording a few songs as a side project. They were mostly straight-ahead rock and acoustic-based, singer/songwriter songs; they didn't really fit into the Shaimus repertoire, which was heading in a more experimental, indie-rock direction. And while my personal tastes were more aligned with the music the band was making, I needed an outlet for these songs. I also needed to start carving out an identity for myself that was entirely separated from the bandwhich turned out to be a good choice, since we broke up not too long after.

Along with my newfound freedom, I found myself in a mini-existential crisis, a place where I felt like I needed to establish to the world what I represented as an artist outside the band that had defined me for so long. But the songs I had been recording on the side, still unfinished, didn't reflect that. They still felt like a side project to what I really wanted to do. So with my ear no longer interested in them, I abandoned the songs and worked on an EP called Vignette under the moniker E8. This was my new personal statement.

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