This video is dirty and loose but I’m still mostly satisfied with it. I secretly took it at my gig last Friday at the Beverly Wilshire. When you play solo piano on a ‘wallpaper’ gig like this, it’s not uncommon to play a song for a long time so you can milk it (and thus pass the time). Hence the somewhat repetitive 8 minute version. I also took some crazy liberties and chances with it. Why not? Nobody’s listening that closely anyway (except the waiter who stopped me to ask what song I was playing).
Now, I am developing into a vinyl freak which could be a big problem. I don’t have any room for records.
I must tell you, these records sound better than the digitally chopped up and compressed MP3s I’ve been listening to for the past several years. Creamy and live. Hard to describe it, but it’s real. And inspiring.
Last month I had the privilege of creating some music for The Dew Tour along with some of my fellow Build Destroy Music artists like Ian Osborne and THX. The Dew Tour is an extreme sports competition taking place in three locations and airing on NBC/NBC Sports. Dru and I got to contribute as the Smashtronauts and worked with Bucky Lasek to get input on the types of music skaters like to ride to.
The Dew Tour is airing on NBC over the next couple of months. Check out this link to see some of the videos featuring music that we scored. Ian Osborne scored the main title and he did a sweet job.
-2/11 Just got word that one of my jazz cues is tentatively in the movie 'Thor 2' (though since the film premiers in October 2013, this could definitely change)
-2/8 I will be touring Mexico with the Glenn Miller Big Band again at the end of March. Dates and times coming soon.
-2/2 I will be returning as the Padres organist in 2013 with 8 games on the schedule so far. Stay tuned for exact dates.
-1/2 New Blog Post. Happy New Year -11/13 New Blog Post. Video: 'Georgia' Solo Piano -10/18 New Blog Post. Gary Vee Always Pumps Me Up -10/9 New Blog Post. Turntable Fixed -9/28 New Blog Post. Another Awesome Video -8/20 New Blog Post. Dew Tour
-2/15-16/13 Backing up Martin Campbell at the "Reggae Tribute To The Legends" Festival (formerly Bob Marley day) in San Diego.
-3/3/13 Private Wedding Function at 'The Lodge At Torrey Pines'
-2/24/12 Subbing at HT San Pedro in the House Band.
-Every weekend in MAR and FEB: At "The Church At Rancho Bernardo" in the house band.
-3/15/31-3/31/31 With the Glenn Miller Orchestra All Over Mexico
-Along with other composers on the Build Destroy Music roster, I created custom music for the DEW TOUR which aired on NBC in Fall of 2012.
-Found out via online cuesheets that I had placements on Toddlers and Tiaras,Auction Kings, and The T.O. Show in late 2011.
-Fantasy Factory Season 5 which aired earlier this Spring and continues to air on MTV features a handful of cues from my Polycore Music Library.
-Music placed on 'World Of Jenks' Season 2 airing on MTV this Spring.
-I had a jazz song placement for over a minute in the show Chaos on CBS last June.
-Season 4 of 'Rob's Fantasy Factory' features cues from my music library and is currently airing on MTV 1 and 2 on Monday nights and throughout the week.
-'All About Aubrey' aired earlier this spring on The Oxygen Network and can be found on iTunes and in reruns on Oxygen and its affiliates. The show featured all kinds of music from my music library.
-The Muzak smooth jazz playlist currently has one of my songs in rotation