Live at Oyster Ridge: Joe Pug (Video)

This year, Joe Pug was one of the highlights of Oyster Ridge Music Festival, a completely free, three day event in Kemmerer, WY. Check it out!

Ruminations of Autumn and Cyan

I wanted to share this on Throwback Thursday but work took me out of town. So here you have a weird #flashbackfriday moment, some words and music made by my friend Ahren and I long ago: When we were in a synth pop long-distance band called For The Benefit. Much love to you all andContinue reading “Ruminations of Autumn and Cyan”

Noteworthy 8.2.19

Hi there! Here’s a few awesome links to wind down this hectic week: I caught this one long ago when I was in one of my editing late nights, so I thought I would share this now. This is a lovely conversation between George Saunders and Jeff Tweedy that inspires like no other. It madeContinue reading “Noteworthy 8.2.19”

In Progress on a Busy Day

Percussion & Repetition x 11. The formula to something ritualistic and guttural? I don’t know for sure, but I’ve had these phrases stuck in my head for a while. I used to record and experiment plenty with sound, but I haven’t had the chance recently. I do want to lay some tracks down for aContinue reading “In Progress on a Busy Day”

91718: to the time I held the guitar for three days when you departed.

I wanted to know why the hands stopped yearning for the strings they were caked bumps and callous patterns not the right kind of progressions not the desired ones yet underneath the stuttering grip and the delicate-less fumble of the fretless here I set beyond the waking hours with the deepest of needs before sunriseContinue reading “91718: to the time I held the guitar for three days when you departed.”

Back from hiatus: New Addendum Episode!

Dear WordPressers, Wow, it’s been months since I’ve been here. I missed it. I started a new job, so it turned the routine upside down for a short while. This whole staying creative while having a full time job and a small business is kinda difficult, but alas, the content is back! I’m so thrilled […]

No outline today. Progress!

There’s been very little activity this week, but what I did put together is documented on the ramblings at Addendum. I’m trying to be less precious about every little recording I make. Every word I write. It’s less of a problem for me when I’m writing, but the process of recording audio is so dearContinue reading “No outline today. Progress!”

Will transparency yield more creativity?

I’m trying to be more transparent about my process and who I am. Not just to the outside world, but to myself. Sometimes, the default choice is to keep an opinion to myself, keep quiet. It has served me well a few times, but the healthier option is to be more open and find thatContinue reading “Will transparency yield more creativity?”

Inspiration from Elliott.

Been thinking a lot about Elliott Smith lately, how he has been a tremendous influence on my writings and how he has been the soundtrack to most of my teenage and adult life.  I’m working up some notes for the next Addendum segment, and found this video link. I find it so beneficial to seeContinue reading “Inspiration from Elliott.”