thanks bill and lisa!
thanks bill and lisa!
i just had the best rehearsal ever!
we’re even shaped like an upside down heart! how adorable is that?
it was for a series of ballet performances going on in houston texas right now. on with the show!
took a trip recently.
brought some music gear with me.
left this lovely note for whoever searched my bag.
but unfortunately it didn’t work and they damaged one of my pedals in flight. sigh.
well hopefully they’ll pay for the damages. we will see in “up to 6 months time” once they’re done filing and processing my claim. woo hoo.
Exciting news! To All My Dear Friends will be working again with the Hope Stone Dance Company on performances of the Squared Dancer ballet, composed by Marc back in 2012. Performances will be held over the course of a week at the end of February in Houston Texas.
Multiple performances will be staged for 400 kids at a time to help bring art into children’s lives. Marc states “I remember my first symphony experience as a kid. They played circus music and it changed my life forever.” Hopefully these performances, brought into the school system through the efforts of Hope Stone Inc and the City of Houston, will change the perspectives of a few kids. Art has all but disappeared from the schools. We will do our best to spark children’s curiosity while providing plenty of entertainment.
Of the upcoming performances Marc says “The ballet had to be revised for children viewing. Not that there’s any lewd scenery or anything like that, ha ha, but because we wanted to pack as much into as little time as possible. Jane [Weiner] and I spent a lot of time working out abridged versions of each movement, to get the ballet below 20 minutes runtime. We both want to make sure the children’s interest stays peaked the whole time. Let’s blow their little minds with art.”
Totaling 7 performances, there will also be an abridged performance of Squared Dancer for Hope Stone’s Annual Gala on Thursday February 27th.
i’m sorry but this is entirely too much water.
i was at lowes getting parts for my latest invention: an electric violin stand!
holy smokes it’s snowing out. this winter hibernation is for real.
i’m cooped up inside with this sweet recording studio setup.
i’ve been trying to learn the drums lately.
i’m not that good but it’s been fun.
found this photo from my youth.
funny thing is i don’t really like alcohol.
the new album is becoming quite the endeavor for me. we just finished recording drums down in gainesville florida at black bear audio maul with the very talented zachery randell on drums. here’s some photos from a fun weekend studio session.
now all that’s left is mixing and mastering.
got myself a gift this holiday!
this sweet handmade instrument was crafted by the very talented john jordan. he makes about 20 – 30 instruments a year.