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Weekly Podcast Episode 12 – Symphony Of Science “We Are All Connected”

April 2nd, 2010

That’s right!  I am a nerd … I COVERED the Symphony of Science 😀

So there’s a lot to mention this week.  First and foremost, I recorded this on my baritone guitar (Ibanez Mike Mushok MMM-1) which is electric, so I can no longer call the podcast the “Weekly Acoustic Podcast.”

Secondly, I actually recorded the video!  Yeah, aren’t I sexy?  🙂  So the upside is the podcast is a lot cooler.  The downside is the audio quality on my camera sucks, so I’ll have to work to improve that somehow over time.

Oh yeah, last, but not least, GO MOUNTAINEERS!

I hope you like this one … definitely my most creative selection to date, and I am particularly fond of it.  🙂  And if nothing else, check out the real Symphony of Science, because it is an awesome project.

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Original “We Are All Connected”: News Archive > June 9, 2006

June 9th, 2006

Ok so it has been a severely long time since I updated anything!

Honestly it is because not much has been happening … a lot has been going on in my life, moving, new g/f (not so new anymore) etc. and anything musical has kind of taken a back seat. Of course, looking back on things, this time of year is always kind of lethargic for me musically. I think I’m ready now to get back into the swing of recording TSOTSS, and maybe even work on some new stuff, but anyway I am going update some other things that need updating and hopefully keep on top of things here again. 😉 Thanks for stopping by. News Archive > September 19, 2005

September 19th, 2005

Ok, as most of you know, I have been jumping back and forth as to what I am going to do with CDs. Well, for the moment, I have just settled on selling “Unnatural” since it is the closest thing I have to a professional sounding album. Besides, I am learning it is a lot of work to put all the fine touches on a CD.

I am waiting for a shipment of supplies that should come today, as well as a final draft of an art mural I commissioned for the center of the booklet, and I will be able to print my first run of 85 copies within two weeks. As soon as I get the pages printed, CDs will go on sale with an order form on the “Purchase CDs” page.

I think everyone is going to be pleased with the final quality of this album. I know I am more than impressed with myself   heheh … News Archive > August 27, 2005

August 27th, 2005

Ok let me give you some “specifics” on the progress of “Jeremy Tharp,” and not in the ethereal sense. I feel a lot of pressure on the heels of “Unnatural” to make a very complete, exhaustive, musically coherent and lyrically coherent album, basically being autobiographical. That is, I want to give an accurate representation of how I feel, and I want the songs to maintain a musical style. Of course, the beauty of metaphor is there are hundreds of avenues available to accomplish this one task. As far as the musical cohesion, that will take place in the recording stage, and “Unnatural” worked out well because I recorded it all in a three day span. Nothing about it makes me want to make changes other than production flaws. But the songs I have written so far seem very sporatic, specifically musically, and I don’t feel like the complement each other just yet. Like I’ve said before I may break it into two albums, although I’m not sure where I would make the division.

I also feel a lot of pressure to write songs similar to the ones I have in the past, although the majority of the songs from my first two albums I can no longer relate to, because they applied to very specific moments in my life that are no longer relevant. One of my goals as a songwriter is to incorporate the appropriate amount of metaphor so that I can disconnect myself from the emotion, with just the right tough of specifics so that other people might get something out of it. As it stands right now, “Jeremy Tharp” is ridiculously abstract and very unfocused. Like I said, I am a little anxious about it. I need it to accurately reflect my own reactions or it will feel like a failure.

Part of the process that made “Unnatural” a success to me was that I was writing non-“Unnatural” songs at the same time, and I had a well defined theme. Right now I don’t have that, because my other projects are at a relative standstill, and who can really apply a theme to himself? I just need the right inspiration with the right motivation all at the right time, so for now I am just going to write a lot of songs and hopefully be able to bring myself to axing the ones that don’t fit. Period. “Jeremy Tharp” is not even beginning to resemble perfect …