I first and foremost want to apologize for not continuing with my bi-weekly This Thing Rulesblogs. I’ve got 2 I’m working on and a 3rd I want to do after that but I’m just really behind schedule because of other stuff that had to push its way in front. Priorities is the name of the game, my friends. But the good news is I am still continuing the series. It just had to get postponed. I’m hoping that when it comes back, I’ll be able to just finish 2 or 3 back to back and pace them out so I don’t let it slip behind again.
The other good news is that it’s not like I’ve just been sitting around playing video games or anything… Well I played a few video games, yea, but I mostly have been working. Lots of music. I made huge progress into completing my B-Sides & Remixes album (a new track from which can be heard on my Reverbnation profile), I worked on music for various jobs, films and other projects, AND some of the music I was working on for the reviews ended up turning into potential tracks for my next proper album. To be honest I think I have a solid 4 or 5 tracks going for it already. I’m not gonna rush it out or anything though. There’s still my new “If Only Tonight I Could Sleep” music video coming up and the B-Sides & Remixes album, so I’ve got plenty of new stuff to share in the coming months that there’s no reason to rush to album number 2. But just know that it is happening and it sounds amazing so far (well, at least I think so haha).
Some of the projects I’ve been working on I should hopefully be able to share with you soon. Some really great stuff. I’m really proud of how it’s all coming out and how my music is growing.
I’m going to have some announcements soon, some on things you already know about, some on new things, and I will hopefully have a new This Thing Rules very soon. In the meantime. Know that I’m over here, making music, and I’ll be back with lots of new stuff soon.
First and foremost, some amazing things happened today… This morning my “Lights In The Sky” music video screened as an Official Selection at the Berlin Independent Film Festival! And not only that, but this morning I also found out that the video is also an Official Selection for the Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia! When I put this video together, there’s no way I could have guessed it would win the awards it’s won (Best Short at the 2013 Vegas IndieMeet and Best Experimental Video at the 2013 Pollygrind Film Festival), or get accepted into film festivals in other countries! Totally amazing and I am so proud of it. I still am waiting to hear back on a few more film festivals that I submitted it to and then it’s time to move on to the next video… If you haven’t seen “Lights In The Sky” yet you can check it out on Youtube (and make sure to share it on your social network of choice!):
The next video I’ve got coming off the Echoes In The Dark album is for the track “If Only Tonight I Could Sleep,” directed by Douglas Farra and his House of Don Productions crew. They’re finishing it up right now, and from what I’ve seen, it’s going to be AMAZING. I absolutely can’t wait to start getting the video out to festivals all over the world. I plan on pushing this one much harder than I ever pushed “Lights In The Sky,” and I’ll need to spend a good amount of money on the push, which is why I’ll be announcing my first ever fundraising campaign in the next couple of weeks. I have some money set aside to spend on festival submission and promotions, but the more I put in the more we can potentially get out, and I really want this thing to be seen. The video is beautiful and it’s probably my favorite song on the album. I also love working with these guys and girls, and want to get it seen for them too.
Speaking of House of Don, their short film “A Moral Discord” screened as an Official Selection at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City this past weekend and I got to go and be part of the Q&A for the film. My first time going to Dam and I got to be up on stage. Pretty awesome. I love that film and the score I did for it, so I’m really glad to see it doing well.
Aside from the video and the fundraising campaign (which I’m doing by myself by the way, rather than go through IndieGogo or Kickstarter), I’ve got a bunch of short films coming up that I’ll be scoring. I might cut another reel too soon since I’ve done so much in the last year and I rarely get to post any of these things online for you all to watch. There is one project I’ll be working on soon that you will all definitely get to see… But I can’t really talk about that yet… Soon!
And lastly, my This Thing Rules series has been getting a lot of great feedback so I’m going to keep trying to get them out twice a month for now. I’m running a little behind on the one I have planned for this Thursday, but hopefully I make it… If not… Well, come on, I’m busy making music over here! Oh yea… and new music coming soon!
The end of the year is always super busy for me but wow, this is has been cool. What am I up to?
Well if you’ve been following my Facebook Page you know plenty about what I’ve been up to, so this is like a recap, with probably a few added bonus items you may have not heard about yet.
First of all, I’ve been scoring Douglas Farra’s Vitamin Z web-series. It’s a great show and you can watch the whole thing on Youtube. Go check it out. I’m also working on the score for his short film “A Moral Discord” which will premiere at the Pollygrind Film Festival. We’ve also got some other stuff in store which I’ll be revealing soon.
And speaking of Pollygrind… Both “Lights In The Sky” and its follow-up “Whirlwind” are Official Selections at this year’s Pollygrind Film Festival in October! The World Premiere of “Whirlwind” will be Sunday, October 13th at 6:00pm and the screening of “Lights In The Sky” will be Friday, October 25th at 6:00pm.
Also this past weekend, The Shade Tree of Las Vegas had a viewing party for their new PSA featuring magician Lance Burton and music by yours truly. It’ll be up online for everyone to see in October and I’ll update this post with a link when it’s up. I’m honored to have gotten a chance to work on something that’s for such a great cause, and I got to meet Lance Burton, who was a really nice guy (there’s a picture on my Facebook page). Please make sure to check The Shade Tree out and if you can, donate. It’s a great cause.
I’ve got more stuff happening too, but this blog post has gone on long enough and like I said, I’m busy! Actually, if you’re reading this the day I posted it, then tonight you can catch me on Corey Taylor Talks at 7pm… Click the link for details on how to watch LIVE on USTREAM… Or listen at its regular time on VegasAllNetRadio.com, Thursday, September 26 at 6pm. Oh yea, AND I’ll be posting my first product-review blog soon, which should hopefully be a recurring thing on this site. I’m going to try out some new music software and write my thoughts on it along with a brand new piece of music featuring that software. Could be fun and interesting. OK now this blog post is really done…
Today is March 9th. What makes this day special? Well it’s my anniversary with my wonderful girlfriend (and official photographer) Gina Mizzoni. Happy Anniversary bear-head!
And on top of that I figured it’s a great day for me to give you a little update on what I’m working on. I’m slacking on the blog posts I know. But I have a bunch of them started, just not finished. So you better savor this time of being able to just kick back and listen to the tunes because you’re gonna be reading a whole bunch in the coming months. Get those eyeballs ready…
But for now, an update on my projects… What’s new with me? Well first of all, I have an album cover for my debut album! Not ready to reveal it (and the title) yet, but I’m REALLY happy with how it came out and I can’t wait to share it with you. SOON. I promise. As for the album itself, I think I’m pretty much there as far as the music is concerned. I have over 20 tracks started for it (probably closer to 30 to be honest) and I’m just deciding on what the best 15 are and I gotta then go back to all of them and edit, adjust, mess with, fix-up, tweak, play with, destroy, fix again, build up, and make sure I’m happy with them all. I’m going to start this weekend on trying to narrow down which ones to start doing all that fun stuff to. I think I have the track list pretty solid in my head.
I’m also about to finish up the 3rd short film I’ve scored this year. It’s really awesome how busy I’ve been this year. I’m hoping these shorts will be up online soon so I can share them with you all. The first 2 came out amazing, and so far so good with this 3rd. I really feel like I keep progressing every year with my skills and abilities.
On top of the films, I’m also currently scoring three games. Three shorts and three games. Pretty damn cool… The games are coming along great. They take longer than the films, so I wouldn’t expect to be able to share them with you guys anytime really soon, but they’re gonna be really awesome when they come out and I can’t wait for you to be able to play these games… Actually scratch that… I can’t wait for ME to be able to play these games! (I’ll let you guys play too…)
And one other project I’ve been working on is Project M. I don’t normally talk about my comedy-rap side projects on this site because, well, you know (haha), but Project M is gonna be a really fun, wild film about my group MC Randumb & Jewish Dave. I’ll also be scoring it like any other film, I just happen to also be writing, producing and starring in it. We’ll be filming it over the next few months and it will be pretty crazy. When it’s done I’ll finally be able to shave my beard, which will be really nice (Jewish Dave is a hairy dude…)
So that’s what I’m up to. I just posted “Waiting For Spring” on my music player, so be sure to check that out. I posted a few other tracks since the last blog update, so if you haven’t already, give them all a listen. I’ve been trying to post a wide variety of different stuff lately because I don’t want to post much more from my album until I’m ready to reveal the cover and title and track-list and videos… Did I say videos? Yep… music videos are coming soon too. Now THAT is gonna be cool…
Alright so my girlfriend is trying to push me to start posting blogs on here. I told her that I know and I plan on starting to post blogs in the near future, but that I’m just too busy with various projects right now (including 2 animated shorts, 2 games, and my instrumental album, as well as a couple other things… but that’s another story for later). Well she’s still going on about it so you know what, here’s a damn blog post!
I’m going to be posting about all kinds of things on this blog. Not just news about my music and projects, but also about things that interest me. I’m planning on writing a series of tributes to classic albums that influenced my music tastes and styles, Top 10 lists of my favorite stuff, updates on what I’ve been watching/playing/listening to, stuff about my various non-music related adventures and various other topics too. Maybe even more posts about how my girlfriend won’t stop bothering me to update my blog…
You can see her website at http://www.ginamizzoni.com by the way. She’s my official photographer, and you’ll hear a piece of my music on her homepage. She does great photography work AND is a wonderful writer. She’s also a great girlfriend. I hope she likes this blog post.
On that note I think I’m gonna see Zero Dark Thirty today… Then back to work on these project I’m composing music for… Then probably a whole bunch of sleep. Yea… That sounds pretty awesome.
Welcome to my new website. It’s been a long time coming and I put a lot of work into this site. Now that I’m set up through WordPress, it’s going to be a lot easier to keep updated. I’ll be adding samples of my music, news about projects I’m working on, and all kinds of other information about what I’m doing. I’ll also blog once in a while to let you know what I’m into and what I’ve been up to. First up? Finishing my album and my new 2013 Demo Reel. I’ll be unveiling the album tracklist and artwork within the next month and then I’m aiming to have the 2013 Demo Reel up by March. The album should follow towards the end of March if all goes well. I really can’t wait to share my first full length album of completely original instrumental music with you all.
In the meantime, look around the site, listen to the music, post a comment, and subscribe to the updates. There will be plenty more coming soon!