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Dawn Patrol 

I've decided to revive my blog - as I've really been growing tired of social media this past couple of years. Ironically, my latest single, "Dawn Patrol" is a result of an Instagram experiment of sorts. 

"Dawn Patrol" has been out for two weeks. It's a pretty random song. The track was started back in 2015, for an album project that I scrapped - right before I began tracking for my 7 part EP series/concept album, Metanoia... I gave up on the song because I disliked the lyrics and vocal melody I had at the time. 

I decided to revive it in the summer of 2021. I changed the key, wrote new melodies and went hunting for lyrical ideas. I posted on Instagram asking for people to send me random personal stories or weird facts, anything I could use for inspiration. I took some of those and used them as inspiration for the lyrics - so if you sent me something (you know who you are) thank you! 

My friend Steve Cogbill put together a lyric video for it that is pretty absurd, here it is: 

Best in Show 

Today we released a new single/video called "Best in Show". The video is produced & directed by my good friend and guitarist in my band, Caleb McAlpine.

As it turns out, I’ve been working on this song for more than 6 years. The original spark may have happened sooner, but I have rough demos as far back as 2013. The beatboxing vocal percussion was a part of my original demo and remains in the final version of the song. The exceptionally groovy drum track that enters at 2:46 (performed by my friend Zac Gauthier) was recorded in the basement of my old home, back in early 2015. I had considered including it as a part of the Metanoia project, but it didn't feel right, so I shelved it. 

Recently, while sorting through an old hard drive, I re-discovered the song. There was something I still liked about it, so I decided to resume working on it. The ending vocal portion (little by little you're slipping away) came to me and I felt inspired to re-record the entire track (minus the aforementioned vocal percussion/drum track), from a fresh perspective. 

The song gets its name from what is essentially a beauty pageant for dogs. Although some of the lyrical ideas may have been inspired by other recent events in my life, I'm mostly addressing myself. It's sung from the point of view of my inner critic. Many creative people deal with a critical inner voice, which can quickly take control if you allow it. It can also be a powerful ally, but you have to know when to ignore it. 

In this song, I wanted to let that voice speak. Why? I think I wanted to hear these negative words out loud, in order to shine a light on how ridiculous they are. I think often times when you disagree with somebody, it's better not to attempt to silence them. Instead, let them speak. Let them be the source of their own undoing.

"Hell?" Rotoscoped Music Video 

I'm very excited to finally share the music video for my song "Hell?". My friend Dylan Ranney did over 2,000 drawings for this rotoscoped video. The end result is something totally unique and beautiful. I think he captured the spirit of the song perfectly. I hope you enjoy it and share it with others who might enjoy it.

The Midtown Blanket 

Award winning filmmaker Philip Bloom made a beautiful video of the recent "Snowpocalypse" in NYC. It features an old b-side of mine called Winter Solstice. Its like the perfect music video for a song I recorded in probably about 45 minutes.. years ago. I love it. You can license my music for use in your films at:

Better & Better Live Video 

Hey Friends! I'm very excited to share our new LIVE video with you. This was my first time editing a video, and I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out. Hope you like it!

Live @ Streaming Cafe 

We had a blast playing at the Streaming Cafe last night. You can watch the entire show below. First half is a solo set, second half is full band.