Friday, November 12, 2021

Make the Most of What You've Got

In today's songs that I'd like to share with you, the album recordings were all played primarily on my daughter's $250 Casio keyboard:



Original Miles is by far my most played song to date on Spotify, with over fifty thousand streams and counting. It comes from Embers (2021), the album that I released in January. Both the main electric piano part, as well as the bassline, were both played on the aforementioned keyboard, pictured above.


Next is Holiday, from Petrichor (2021), which I released in June. Same story in terms of how it came into being. In case you were wondering, petrichor is the word for the smell of fresh rain. It's kind of an ugly word for what it is, but it seemed an appropriate name for this album. If Embers is about destructive endings and nebulous beginnings (which it is), then Petrichor is nature washing away the dirt to expose the intrinsic beauty within. 


Finally, here is Haunted (2021), also from Petrichor, and also played almost entirely on my daughter's keyboard. (If you're reading this, thanks again for letting me borrow it.)


Art is what you make of it. As an added bonus to support this idea, here's the no-budget feature-length documentary that I made about fifteen years ago:



(Special thanks to Ryan Walker for carrying a lot of the weight in editing this thing.)

As always, thank you for supporting independent art. If you like what I'm doing, please share it. Then go make your own art with whatever you've got. Everyone has something to contribute to the discourse of what it means to be human, and I tend to believe that we're all better off because of it. 

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