1 May 2014

Creative roadblock? Simplify. Add deadline. Then Fight!

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Creative roadblock? Simplify. Add deadline. Then Fight!

When you’re inspired to create something, and there is some mental roadblock keeping you from executing on your inspiration, I’ve always found it’s helpful to simplify. Reduce the number of options to you. Force yourself to create something with just a handful of tools. Or just one tool. Just one color. One instrument. One theme. […]

23 Apr 2014

Working on the new album.

Working on the new album.

I’ve realized my life travels on the path of a sine wave. I’m once again making my way out of the trough and heading up towards the crest. Finally knocking some musical ideas out of my head and carefully arranging them into ones and zeros. I’m incredibly excited about this album. These songs have come […]

10 Mar 2014

On Top of a Hill – live looping improv / demo

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On Top of a Hill – live looping improv / demo

Here’s a song that I’d consider, using music industry vernacular, a “demo”. I wanted to start out with a completely ridiculous sound and try to turn it into a song. This is the result. Maybe this will turn into an album track, I’m not sure yet. Hope you enjoy checking out this work in progress. […]

18 Feb 2014

Live Looping Improv [Mobius looper, Strymon TimeLine delay]

Live Looping Improv [Mobius looper, Strymon TimeLine delay]

Woke up this morning and had the urge to do some improvisation. Here’s a live looping improv that I just recorded. Beatboxing, distortion, and weird vocals. Everything was recorded live, nothing pre-recorded. Music gear nerds: There is a gear list below if you’re interested. Using Circular Labs Mobius looping software on a Macbook Pro. Vocals: […]

10 Feb 2014

Sorry I Ruined Your Life [music video]

Sorry I Ruined Your Life [music video]

Here is the music video for my new song “Sorry I Ruined Your Life”. Working on a new album now! buy  steal [mp3j track=”Sorry I Ruined Your Life@http://stateshirt.com/audio/videosongs/stateshirt_sorryiruinedyourlife.mp3″ flip=”y”] This one was fun to put together. It started off as a simple video song in my studio. But the song is about destruction so it […]

6 Feb 2014

Strymon BigSky, TimeLine, and Mobius demo video songs

Strymon BigSky, TimeLine, and Mobius demo video songs

So as some of you may know, I’m the marketing guy over at Strymon, and I write and perform many of the audio clips for Strymon products, including writing the music for the BigSky, TimeLine, and Mobius demo videos. A bunch of people have asked me the names of these songs and if they can […]

4 Feb 2014

Looping Tips and Techniques

Looping Tips and Techniques

I recently had the opportunity to contribute an article for Premier Guitar magazine. The topic? Something very dear to my heart—looping tips and techniques! “If you want to take your looping from four-bar bedroom jams to a performance environment, start thinking of your looper as an instrument, not an effect. Creating engaging loop performances can […]

14 Jan 2014

Some new lyrics. Thank you for not caring.

Some new drunk lyric ideas that I haven’t used yet. Thank you for not caring. so fucking high 80s dance party was a blur gone by Morrissey kept me company for hours walking the streets at night La Brea streetlights always seemed so real to me and in the miracle mile i passed the tar […]