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“Lights from Distant Stars” Now Streaming

My new single “Lights from Distant Stars” is now released and available to download or stream. Cover photography by Mark Casto.

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Independent Releases Music

“Lights from Distant Stars” video

The video for my new single “Lights from Distant Stars” is now online at YouTube. The single itself drops on November 20, 2020. Thanks to astrophotographer Mark Casto for providing the beautiful deep sky images to which the music is set.

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Music Stock Music Updates

Elysium: My New Toy

I’m excited to share some info on my latest software purchase. It’s a synth from Wide Blue Sound called Elysium. This tool uses a “two layer” concept to allow you to create complex sounds with movement and rhythm. I got inspired and created a new track that’s in curation now at Pond5. I call the track “Starting Now.”

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Making the Video for “Lights from Distant Stars”

The release of my next single, “Lights from Distant Stars,” is now less than three weeks away. For this single, I’m honored and excited to be releasing a video featuring the work of amateur British astrophotographer Mark Casto (a. k. a. Astrocasto). Today, I uploaded a video to YouTube that gets a little into the process I used to produce the video. I’m really stocked to share the final results with you on November 20, 2020.

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Music Stock Music

30 Second Stock Music Collection: New!

If you’re looking for royalty-free 30-second stock music for your Instagram stories and other short form media, starting today I’ve got you covered!

Just swing over to my new Pond5 collection of 30-second tracks. Some of the tracks were written with podcasting in mind, but you can use them to set the mood for any kink of media production. There are pieces of music in many styles and moods, from high energy rock to slow and sad classical music and calm lifestyle-oriented vibes.

CHECK OUT MY 30 SECOND STOCK MUSIC COLLECTION

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Independent Releases Music

New Release: Lights from Distant Stars

(Cover art photography by Mark Casto.)

I’m happy to announce my next release, coming out November 20, 2020. It’s an ambient track titled “Lights from Distant Stars.”

Coinciding with the single I’ll be releasing a video, and for this video I’m excited and honored to team up with a terrific amateur British astrophotographer named Mark Casto (aka Astrocasto), to feature his work alongside my music. The video will be produced in Full HD and will showcase Mark’s breathtaking photos of galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae.

I can’t wait to share the new track and video with all of you in November.

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My Point Being Writing

An Earful O’ Wax: My Short, Strange Trip with Guided by Voices

A few years ago, I wrote about creating a cover version of an obscure song called “Sonny the Monster,” originally written and performed by the band Anacrusis,  which ended up as part of a box set of songs by the legendary Dayton, Ohio-based indie rock band Guided by Voices. That experience grew out of another: my brief stint as the drummer for that band in the late 1980s. Even before that, though, I had brushed elbows with the band.

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Independent Releases Updates

New Single: Morning Walk In The Sunshine

My newest single “Morning Walk In The Sunshine” is out now. It’s a nice jaunty little groove with some electronics, some percussion and a little improv going on.

Find it at Google Play/You Tube

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Find it at iTunes/Apple Music

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In The Pipeline: September 1, 2020

New in the pipeline for Christmas season is my arrangement of the classic Christmas carol “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear.” This simple, clean arrangement for harmonica, acoustic guitars, string bass and sleigh bells adds a touch of upbeat country/Americana to your holiday media projects.

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Independent Releases

Extasis: Soothing, calming music for coping with tough times — an overview

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On July 10, 2020 I released a new digital-only New Age/Ambient album, Extasis. This post provides a track-by-track overview of the new release.