Holy crap... it's October. I can't believe I haven't updated since April! I'm a negligent internet user. Forgive me.
Let's get to it, shall we?!
Things have been a really great kind of nuts on the music front. TONS of fun projects since April. Some studio, some not. I recently got hired on as a freelance writer for PremiumBeat.com, a subsidiary of Shutterstock, which is fantastic for me. Is it the most hip and artistic music I've ever written? No. But to do what I love to do, and to make money doing it is truly a blessing. As artists, we work hard to be able to do our art, and if supporting my art involves making commercial music and continuing to better my craft, I say bring it on! I actually really enjoy the challenge of trying to write something that is immediately catchy. As far as studio projects go, I've updated my Sound and Patterns playlist to include some new tracks that I've been doing out of Element. I love that I've gotten the chance to work on quite a few different styles. That combined with the commercial writing has been filling up all of my time, which is an incredible feeling. I'm getting close to wrapping my first year off the road, and it feels SO GOOD to have been busy nearly the entire time.
Here's the playlist ::
And what do I do when I have spare time? Well, I don't have spare time, so I fill up my time with more things! I'm back at the Blue Valley High School Marching Band, teaching my 4th season with them as a visual technician. The kids are looking great, and we're about to roll into the final leg of our season with a fist full of competitions. This is where the rubber meets the road. I'm really really proud of these kids. They're my favorite group I've gotten to work with in a long long time.
I'll also be a judge at the Missouri Western Tournament of Champions next week in the caption of Field Visual. I'm excited to pass on some knowledge, and get a chance to meet some new folks in the field of marching band nerd-dom.
That's the nuts and bolts of it. I'll try to be better at posting the updates once things slow down. But then again, let's hope they don't slow down too much.
Thank you, as always, for checking in and supporting. It always means the world!