Monday, September 28, 2015
A lonely 6-week writing retreat in Michigan turned into the album Broken Gold, recorded with the amazing R&B/dub organ trio The Finest Kind.
Broken Gold found its way to filmmaker Andrew Shapter, who used parts of the album in teasers for and final cut of his forthcoming movie, The Teller and the Truth.
Carl Thiel (whose composition and production work I have long admired) was composing the soundtrack to the movie, so Andrew suggested we work together on a Theme Song. (Pinch me now!)
We created a song called "Wild Bird" based on the musical and emotional themes in the film and I am so proud of how it turned out.
Working with all of these talented, driven, and whole-hearted people of vision has enriched and inspired my life.
The Teller and the Truth is premiering at the Austin Film Festival in November. I hope you will check it out and be inspired to follow your own vision with boldness.
Further reading: What to Watch for at Austin Film Festival 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
"To live like a king seemed distinctly un-American."