-Been a great week for songwriting. Ellis Miah (his pooch Roscoe above), Seth Van Paulus and I are working on a country song for a stunning 16 year old Native-American girl. She is the new Patsy Cline with an iconic, rich, classic voice well beyond her years. The song is being written on top of a sweet and brilliant guitar motif that Seth came into the session with. I also started creating a new song with Guy B and Leo Moctezuma. -A good one too. I hope we finish it.
Darryl Stephens and I are constantly working on our original soundtrack for a movie we've written. I can't wait for the first reading. I'm excited to hear how it reads. The potential for this project is SCARY. The songs are fun. We're kinda giddy about it.
I don't talk about it much but I'm also a vocal coach. It's beyond rewarding on a regular basis. I work with some pretty extraordinary artists. I ALSO music direct. Hello Mr. Hyphenate! Tonight I had a productive rehearsal with a boy band I M.D. called Skyline (in photo below). We are back to work after a short hiatus. The group has gotten their business together, they're working with new management & now they're putting together an EP that they can shop to labels. It's a matter of time for them. They are talented, good guys.
I have a bunch of other projects rolling around in my head that I've got to put down on paper. I've got a little creative bottle-neck happening. It's time for a plan of action. I'm obsessed with finishing what I start & I've got a TON of writing and producing to do for various projects. But I'm getting it done... sometimes I just have to relax and not get wound up about it.
I finished editing my "Pop Goes The World" Performance but I haven't figured out how to add video here yet, but a link I CAN do. This video was my first experience with editing in Final Cut Pro. I'm in LOVE! -Kicks IMovie's ass. :P To get things done as an independent artists, you've gotta be a one man band. Producer, editor, promoter, booker, publicist, etc. Look ma, I'm a video editor. :P
Have a great week!