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Rock and Roll and the Renaissance Man

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Rock and Roll and the Renaissance Man

Many rock stars lead the kind of tortured existence best summed up by Bono when he wrote, “Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief. All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief.” They succumb to all the vices and detours that come with fame and fortune. In fact, when a rock […]

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Letters to Rock Stars (part 1, 2 & 3)

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

I look to other recording artists for inspiration. I often write them letters to garner advice and wisdom. As of yet, I have received no replies but I am confident they will respond. Here are three of my most recent ones to Lady Gaga, Adele, and Bruno Mars.   Dear Lady Gaga, As an appreciator […]

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Download New Demo, Tapestry

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] This is my demo of Tapestry. And I also wanted to make it available for you to download. Just click here: Tapestry, Demo and then right click and you can save the file (“Save As” option). If you haven’t read the story behind the song, you can check it out […]

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Tapestry, The Story of the Wool Merchant & Weaver

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

The very first song that was finished both lyrically and musically for my next album is a simple love story named Tapestry. I wrote it during my last cabin get-away in North Carolina. (I get a lot done at cabins) It’s about a rough man, the salt of the earth type, who works as a […]

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Hungry Hungry Idol Games

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Hungry Hungry Idol Games

There’s a new movie out called Hunger Games. Heard of it? Well, I’ll just assume you haven’t and let you know it’s a big huge deal…like a “Learning Channel ‘My 600 Pound Life’, fused to the couch and I haven’t seen my cat in two weeks but I smell something funny coming from under me” […]

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Cabin Fever [video]: The Going Mad of Justin Caldwell

Monday, March 26th, 2012

YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 – No longer available Filmed with iPhone and whiskey.

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“Gonna Get it Right” [Demo] (Story of the Fortune Teller & Inventor)

Monday, March 19th, 2012

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Last week I wove for you the tale of the Fortune Teller and Inventor, part one. Here’s a rough demo I’m working on for the album. Check it out and feel free to comment below!  

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The Fortune Telling Gypsy That Stole My Musical Soul

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
The Fortune Telling Gypsy That Stole My Musical Soul

  Out of all the characters and relationships that we’ve developed for my next album, the most intriguing and complex might just be the Fortune Teller and Inventor. Lovers, born centuries apart, brought together by feverish visions and gyroscopic gears. In just a couple of days, you’ll be able to hear how their stories coalesced […]

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Snow Golf [video]

Friday, March 9th, 2012

  YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 – No longer available   It’s been a productive 2 weeks here at the Ruidoso cabin. On our last day, and with close to 20 new songs under our belt, we decided to celebrate with a gentlemanly game of snow golf.

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“Let’s Go” [demos], You Pick the Melodies

Monday, March 5th, 2012

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Here are some roughs for my newest song about a medieval cartographer that’s tired of just drawing maps and wants to see the world for himself. I’ve got three verse melodies for this song, […]

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