Caleidra’s helped my career by sharing my music on her radio program, but she has also become a friend to me. I know her music is taking her places, and I’m glad to say that I interviewed her, and in some way maybe helped her out.
A song I composed for numerous instruments (bass, synth, Tibetan cymbals and a whole host of other stuff) and play guitar on. This is a really avant-garde work here, like Steve Vai and Radiohead meeting Steve Reich and Harry Partch at a bowling alley for shots of whiskey (now put THAT image in your head). It shifts from rock to, well, I’m not even sure what (outer-space maybe?). You’ll either hate it or love it, ain’t going to be much middle-ground here!
I am still so proud of the work I did on this song. The instruments I composed for, the guitar work I did, and the overall feeling just was magical. While I am always proud of good work from my imagination, this song will always be special to me. It was, after-all, the first song I ever posted on Youtube. 🙂
These guys also contacted me recently (I’m just that popular). Consisting of members Shawn Vaughan (Guitar/Vocals/Keys), Ben Fearnside (Guitar/Drums/Backing Vocals), and Brent Wassell (Bass/Backing Vocals), this rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota knows groove and driving rock extremely well. They blend styles and sounds effortlessly, no doubt a nod to their influences (which include Muse, The Killers, Fun., Passion Pit, and Walk the Moon). I promise this song ,and this band, are worth your time. Have I ever steered you wrong before?
Twitter can be a colossal waste of time, but sometimes it has its uses. The Ones You Loved got in touch with me via DM on Twitter, and it turns out they have a really amazing sound. It’s kind of Duran Duran meets The Killers, and you know I’m a sucker for awesome synth rock. The vocals, the hooks, the drums, the guitar, the bass…OK take a breath…are all really tight and well thought out. I am pleasantly surprised. The Ones You Loved are actually competing for a spot on Vans Warped Tour, and if you like their music as much as I do, you should vote for them here http://warped.battleofthebands.com/u/theonesyouloved