Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Piano Songs

Here are a couple of songs that I recorded the other day in my living room.
 
The first one, Holiday, comes from my 2021 album Petrichor:

 
 
 

And the other is a new song called Time Machine, to be included on my forthcoming album, a work-in-progress:

Thanks for listening.


 


Thursday, September 21, 2023

Record Numbers

Looking at website stats again, I see that September 2023 has been my busiest month to date on both this blog and my Zach-of-All-Trades blog. That makes me smile. The former has received over 6500 hits so far, and the latter is at over 2700. While this may not seem like much to some, it totally amazes me, especially since I haven't been very good about adding any new content lately. In any case, thank you for reading my stuff and for checking out my music. You are, above all else, the reason that I do it... whoever you are.

Although I have chosen not to monetize these blogs in any way, knowing that there are people reading my work and listening to my music makes it all seem worthwhile. That said, if you would like to financially support my various creative endeavors, for now, the best way to do so would be to buy my songs wherever you listen. Whereas streaming pays a fraction of a cent per play, purchasing the songs or albums for download adds up a lot faster... and since I write, perform and produce it all myself, more of the proceeds go directly to me, which in turn allows me to keep doing what I'm doing. 

To that end, I'm currently trying to record another album, but it seems that my eleven-year-old laptop is not really up to the challenge anymore. It has gotten very slow. As such, I intend for any revenue generated through song and album sales to be put toward replacing it so that I can keep recording, producing album number seven and beyond. Every little bit helps. And if you can't afford to buy my songs, that's fine, too. I'm still happy that you're listening to and reading my work. I encourage you to share it and add my music to your playlists, too, as this helps it to find an audience.  

Thank you, dear listener and reader. Your support is greatly appreciated.  


Monday, September 11, 2023

Around the World

Every once in a while, I check my stats to see where in the world people are listening to my music. Lately, it seems that my songs have been very popular in Singapore. 
 
I don't know how exactly people stumble upon my music, but I'm glad that you did. To all of my listeners in that part of the world: Terima kasih! 

Wherever in the world you happen to be, thank you for checking out my music and my blog(s). You rock.
 
 

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Sunday Funday Redux

I am playing another set of original music this Sunday at the Buzzard's Roost. If you happen to be in the Lamar, Colorado area, come check out my set, as well as those of the other musicians. A good time is there to be had. 

 
As always, thank you for supporting independent art and local music.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Sunday Setlist

I played a show yesterday at a local bar called The Buzzard's Roost... just me with an acoustic guitar. It was a good crowd.
 
 
My setlist featured tracks from each of my six self-produced albums, including some pretty deep cuts that I don't often perform live, as well as a couple that I wrote on piano. 
 
These are the songs that I played -- though I don't remember the exact order:
 
1. Dandelion Wine (If Only...)
2. Gravel Roads
3. Quicksand
4. Particle
5. Begin
6. Goodbye
7. Signs
8. Welcome Back, Jack Kerouac
9. Life/Time
10. The Regular
11. Baby Blue
12. Still Life
13. Haunted
14. Original Miles
15. Be Civilized
16. Cold Blooded
17. Don't Forget Who You Are
18. Antidote
19. Fireflies
20. Life Preserver
21. Screen Memories
22. Contrails
 
Thanks to everyone who was there. I hope that you enjoyed yourself at least as much as I did. I look forward to next time.

Music is meant to be shared, and I appreciate the opportunities to do so. If you dig what I am doing, I hope that you will share it, too. Tell your friends. Stream my music on your online service of choice and add it to your playlists. This is how it spreads.
 
As always, thank you for supporting independent art and local music. You rock.