- Most Recent Blog -Really Enjoying This:)Really Enjoying This:)April 5, 2011
Last night we completed our third challenge to write children themed songs based on classic books. ¬†Mine was based on Winnie the Pooh, which was a joy to write. ¬†There are so many life parables in children’s novels. ¬†I was moved and impressed by the other artists…it’s such a treat to be in this creative [...]
- Most Recent Blog -thanks, dudes.thanks, dudes.April 26, 2011
so i got the hoof, and that’s totally cool, i had a feeling it was time. it was a relief in a way, i felt like i was having a heart attack every monday evening for the last six weeks:) i enjoyed my time and i got everything i wanted from this competition. it was [...]
- Most Recent Blog -The Sandstorm Cheat SheetThe Sandstorm Cheat SheetApril 29, 2011
So, there seem to be some mixed feelings about the cheat sheet that I provided to the judges.¬† Many of the other contestants, who did a FANTASTIC job by the way, took a pretty straight forward approach to the challenge where as I took a more ambiguous approach.¬† I did this because I wanted [...]
- Most Recent Blog -Walkin’ on Sunshine…whoa!Walkin’ on Sunshine…whoa!March 24, 2011
Monday marked the end of spring break, and this week I’ve found myself thrust back into the education system. Lately school has been a source of much frustration. Going to college is basically like having a full time job. And with my part time job on top of that, there’s hardly any time left [...]
- Most Recent Blog -My Latest CDMy Latest CDMay 4, 2011
I thought I’d take some time today to tell you about my latest CD “Evening Flood,” which I released this past fall. EF is my 4th CD and as far as I’m concerned it’s definitely my best.
- Most Recent Blog -Happy 420Happy 420April 20, 2011
I got eliminated but luckily i can celebrate my sorrows away today. it’s been a great run and everyone in the competition was beautifully unique and real. monday nights will never be the same. what a humbling and maturing experience. props to jonathan, pat, and jimmy. Jonathan, you remind me [...]
- Most Recent Blog -CivilityCivilityApril 29, 2011
I keep waking up in the morning trying to remember what I am supposed to be writing about this week!¬† I’ll admit that it is a relief to have the week off, although I almost don’t know what to do with myself.¬† I’m sure my wife and daughter are appreciating the extra time and attention [...]
- Most Recent Blog -Hey, doesn’t that look like a̷Hey, doesn’t that look like a…April 4, 2011
I was researching the Little Mermaid over the weekend¬†(never thought I’d say that). You know, to get a little insight into the story a bit. I found two things that were interesting.
1. Hans Christian Andersen’s version is totally different. Ariel doesn’t end up with the prince and she actually dies. I guess Disney wanted to [...]
- Most Recent Blog -Ragtop GuyRagtop GuyMarch 29, 2011
Apparently, I need to get a convertible.¬†¬† We asked our musicians to write a summer song as our second challenge in the competition.
My barometer for a good summer song is whether or not I want to ride in a convertible.¬† I didn’t realize this was a requirement until Jimmie Linville (one of the other judges) [...]
- Most Recent Blog -First Performances…Done!First Performances…Done!March 22, 2011
There’s all kinds of nervous energy around here on the days leading up to the first Project M performances.¬† And the day finally arrived- the musicians filed in, we made a few announcements and then they played.
And oh, did they play.¬†
The only disappointing thing was the fact there there is no obvious elimination.¬† Sometimes it’s [...]
- Most Recent Blog -way too sexual? not really.way too sexual? not really.March 30, 2011
hey everyone!¬† last monday yielded a fantastic buch of songs from all the musicians, and i’m looking forward to next week.
of course there are things i’m not looking forward to, specifically making another elimination.¬† jon unintentionally threw me under the bus this last monday when we had to eliminate our first contestant, citing me [...]
- Most Recent Blog -MilwuakeeMilwuakeeMarch 12, 2012
There is a real shortage of good live music venues in Madison, maybe even more so in Milwuakee. ¬†We are lucky to play at the Ale House, it’s been there for a long time and has always had bands. ¬†I remember going there when I was 20 years old and seeing Greg Koch and the [...]