I’m happy with the work I’m getting done. Part 4 of ‘The Mighty Redwood’ turned a corner this weekend and I am enjoying the way it sounds. There is still some writing left to do on that one, otherwise the writing of the album is basically done. The rest is additional production on one piece and then a lot of mixing and getting happy with how the whole thing sounds.
And the artwork
And figuring out how to play some of the songs live.
Work is continuing on the album, I’m happy with how it is going. I’ve been focusing on completing ‘The Mighty Redwood 1-4’, which will be 1/2 of the album. It is a bit of a balancing act because one of the goals for this album was to not spend toooooo much time and making the perfect be the enemy of the good. But I do have a certain minimum standard of quality and what I will release as a proper album. It’s going well, I am eager to get this out, then work on the next one and then finally write some new music, which is my favorite part of being musical.
Here is my performance of ‘The Larch #1 and #3’ at Electro-Music 2015. It was a fun event and I saw/heard some great music.
Whew, three gigs in a month combined with some computer problems and, oh yea, life have made for a very busy Shane recently. With all of the shows I’ve had over the summer I’ve basically gotten no work done on the album and I am eager to get back to it. Now with the weather turning shitty (I hate fall, hate it) I will be able to justify being inside more and spending too much time in front of a computer. I’m probably done with gigs for the year.
I am really looking forward to getting the album done and moving on to ‘The Forest, pt:2’. And then I want to try to get some collaborations done. Plus I already have ides for the next two albums after that. None that includes the ideas I have for perhaps getting back in to music with vocals.
Life is pretty good.
The recent Blood Super Moon brought back the memory of a song I wrote about the death of River Phoenix called ‘Shooting Stars’. I wrote the lyrics the night of another lunar eclipse shortly after he died. I was sampling from the movie Sneakers and was thinking a lot about him. You can hear it on my Soundcloud Page.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all at my gig on Oct 1 at The Rock Shop. I had posted I was on at 9:30, this has been changed to 9:00 so don’t be late. Hopefully I won’t be!
Funny story, last week I was performing at Warper Party and thought I was on at 9:30. Ok, cool, I’ll get to the place at 9:00. Well….I was supposed to be on at 9:00. I’ve never set my gear up faster and most of it worked!
I’ve posted a new track to my Soundcloud page. Take a listen!
I’m performing at the annual Electro-Music Conference in Huguenot, NY. This is a really good event with lots of talent and just all around good people. I go on Saturday at 8:30.
On September 16th I’ll be participating in the Warper Party, I go on at 9:30. Warper has been such a huge help for my developing the redgreenblue live show and can’t stress enough the value it adds to the NYC electro-music scene.
And lastly (and this is a big one that I need people to come out to) is October 1 at The Rock Shop. I’m not exactly sure what time I go on, probably around 8:00.
Work on the album got slowed down by the motorcycle trip and getting ready for these gigs but it is continuing. I am desperate to get it out by the end of the year. It is going to be a good album.
Here is the video of my Kutztown Planetarium show. I played the songs:
The Romance of the Rail
and an aborted attempt at SOS Waltz. But for the 1st time ever I had a show stopping computer issue.
Many thanks to Steve Mokris for the outstanding visuals, Dale Parsons for the event and Robert Dorschal for the equipment loan and carting my keyboard. And to my wife for being super supportive and generally wonderful.
I’m performing Wed 6/24 at the Warper Party. The Warper Party is a wonderful event that is sadly too much of a secret in NYC. None of the ‘cool kid’ sites (looking at you BrooklynVegan) seem to give a shit about it, which is a shame because Warper always has creative artists and is a great scene. Come out, enjoy!
NYC’S LARGEST ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND ART SHOWCASE
We are returning to THE DELANCEY for a SUPER SUMMER BLAST!!!!!
THE DELANCEY, 168 Delancey St. LES, NYC.
JUNE 24, 2015, 8:00 PM SHARP ’til close.
16+ Electronic Music Acts and Visuals on Multiple Floors. Voice Workshop downstairs at 8:30 PM.
8:00 – Sarth
8:40 -Trio Loopy
9:20 – Cru the Dynamic
10:00 – James (Audio Visual)
10:20 – MINO + LEXI (Audio Visual)
11:00 – Mio Soulicious
11:30 – The People’s Republic of Sound: Thomas Piper
12:10 – DJ Chris Cracker
8:00 – 10:00 – Permian Strata
8:00 – Chvad SB w/ We Never Sleep
8:30 – More Dani – VOICE WORKSHOP!!! JOIN!!
8:45 – Marchthirtyseventh
9:15 – Exaltron
9:45 – redgreenblue
10:15 – PISS OFF!
10:45 – Diamonds and Roses
11:15 – BALKSTAR
12:00 – INFINITE KITTEN