Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Set List

Well, as promised, here is a new blog post.

Below is a main title I scored. It's for a web series called, "The Set List" which you can follow over at

For those of you who don't know, I also do graphics and editing, and I created this main title as well. First I composed what I thought the music should be and then created the main title around it.

So, here it is!

Funny Story ... well, not really THAT funny but I'll tell it anyway:

When I started writing the music for this I was really excited because I never really had the opportunity to score my own graphics. I was always doing one or the other. So I got into the zone and just started writing. Once I snapped out of it, I realized I had like 24 tracks of instruments and I had a full orchestra going and it was EPIC! While it would have been hilarious, it definitely didn't fit with the vibe of the show. So I got rid of all that and started over with some basic instruments.

Then I got a little out of hand again, and had different 8-bit sounds and synthesizers in there and it sounded very 80's as my loving fiancé pointed out. So I pulled all the extra crap out and just left it to a very raw rock band feel it seemed, to me, to fit perfectly.

The drum shot in the beginning, by the way, was shot by a guy named Kelly Moore. He's a friend of mine but didn't actually shoot that for this project. He shot it for another project by the same company and they gave me the shot to use as the opening. Good stuff.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stay Tuned...

Hey everyone! And by everyone, I mean you. Yes, you. The person reading this right now....

I can see you!

Anyway, I know I haven't posted in a while. I've been uber busy with non-music related things (namely a pending wedding that's less than a month away). So, needless to say, I haven't had much time to write music unfortunately. I will soon though. My schedule should clear up in the next week or two and I'll get some more stuff up here.

I do have a post waiting to go up as soon as I can get the materials together. That should be either later today or tomorrow. So keep your eyes open!

And a friend suggested I do my own rendition of a certain popular song/theme so stay tuned for that ACTION <--ah! Is that a play on words? Or did I just capitalize it for no reason? We'll see.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

In the vein of Sean Callery...

I haven't posted in a while so I wanted to put up another cue to keep this thing alive.

I've been so busy lately that I haven't had any chance to write new music as of late. But I found this one cue I wrote about a month ago. Not sure where it would go, but it has kind of a Sean Callery vibe to it (Composer for 24).

I originally had a guitar solo over the whole thing, but then felt like it was too much and made it more of an underscore.

It's very short. Let me know what you think.

March To The End

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just Upping the Tension...

So, it's been like three days since I've posted anything new so I figured I'd put up a tension cue I'm working on.

I feel like it lacks a certain .... je ne sais quois. <----I just spoke French on ya!

Give it a listen and let me know what you think. And if you have any insight as to what could make it a better cue, please .... keep it to yourself.

No, I'm TOTALLY kidding. I appreciate any criticism I can get. Thanks!

If You Want To Live

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Little CO-LAB!

So, if you haven't noticed yet, I just changed my header image. While there's nothing wrong with going simple and clean like I had before, I really wanted something cool up there. So I asked my good friend, Eric, to draw me a header image to put on my blog. He spent some time on it and this is what came out! I personally think it's great!

You should head over to his blog when you get the chance and check out some of his other stuff at

I believe he's also planning on doing a blog about the process of creating the above image. Also, there will be more collaberations between the two of us in the near future so stay tuned!

And I figured, I might throw out another cue on here while I'm at it. This is an action cue I've been working on. I still have to tweak it a bit but it's almost there. Let me know what you think!!!

Two To One