Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Official Music Video for "The Weathered Hand" is finally here!

Check out new the music video and please give it a share :) Thank you so much.
Get the new album "The Longest Moment is Now". Available for pre-order on itunes!

Interesting facts about the music video -
- I built and animated the 3d environment of the pine trees in a browser 3d program called 3dtin.
- I shot all the live footage on my iphone with a clip on, wide angle lens. Get it here.
- I composited some of the footage in my iphone in an app called vid.lay. Get it here.
- I edited the green screen footage of myself and the other footage in Premiere CC. (I found a version from a torrent sit that rhymes with Birate Pay)
- I did a lot of experiments to see what worked and what didn't.

I'm working on a longer article about how I made the video and did the green screen. Feel free to sign up to the blog to catch that post.    

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Video - The Making Of "The Weathered Hand" Music Video

This making of video of "The Weathered Hand" was a riot to do. I wanted to do some promotional thing for the video but wanted to true to the independent nature of the process so here you have it. Be sure to watch til the end for the munchkin green screen explosion. Thanks so much.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ideas About the Live Shows

So, once the album is sent out, is playing on college radio, maybe gets a review or two, launched digitally on itunes etc. then it's time to do some live shows. I figure this'll be around late September, Oct, and Nov.

I don't want to just play the bar scene. I already did that for years. I'm not saying I'm going to do stadiums, I'm saying I want to do something more unique. There are a number of breweries that just opened up in my hood. I've approached them and they seem interested.

I want the live shows to be more than just a guy and his guitar. So I will get a drummer and another musician, but it has to be more than that. I do have a projector and will make trippy video as a backdrop, but it has to be more than that. Fog machine? Yes. But more...

I heard about PT Barnum and the circus world and how they used to promote their events when entering a new town. Sometimes they would parade the animals through the town. Other times they would do weird stuff. Like one time PT Barnum's boss at the time told him to dress up as old man. He did. Then he sent him to the town to hang out at the park or some place crowded. Then people who had heard rumors (from PT Barnum's boss I imagine) thought that the "old man" was some criminal on the loose or the like. The people chased him down to discover it was PT. The negative event still charged people up to see the circus. They were too curious to stay away.

Now I don't need to create a scandal but I have some ideas that I'll unravel around my show dates.  I'll post here. Be sure to sign up via email or RSS to get the inside scoop as I concoct the master plan ;)

And hey if you have any suggestions, feel free to lemme know. thanks!

Monday, July 4, 2016

The First Single "Burial Ground" Drops from New Record

Hi! I forgot to post about dropping the new single last week.

I've embedded it here. Thank's for listening!

The new album is going to be released on iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, Rdio, Pandora and on CD on August 26, 2016.

My last two albums I released around my birthday as well :)  

The Making Of "The Weathered Hand" Music Video

Over the weekend I made a "the making of", sort of a trailer for the "Weathered Hand" music video.

I see other artists doing trailers for their music videos so I thought that was a good idea. I'll launch it at peek Facebook time, this coming 1 pm on Wednesday.

Oh, I put the kids at the end of it breaking through the green screen! Pretty hilarious.