Saturday, March 17, 2012

I am pleased that my music forms the soundtrack of Keller Davis' short comic film "Powerpoint". The film is posted here:


Winner of "Best Narrative Film" at CouchFest Film Festival 2011.
Official Selection at Texas Film Festival 2011.
Official Selection at Dallas VideoFest 2011.
Filmed as part of InSWAMPnia 24-Hour Film Competition in February 2011.

Directed by Keller Davis
Director of Photography Jensen Yancey
Written by Kara Mohr
Production Designer Hannah Woods
Starring Justin Payne, Kara Mohr, Ruben Gonzales

Produced by Escape Plan Productions (Austin, TX).

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I go for short hikes as part of my ordinary weekend routine. Many of our north Texas woodland hikes involve riparian woods--trees that mostly exist near water. The red-eared slider is a turtle often found amid the creeks, rivers and ponds by which I hike.
It has red markings on the side of its head, and it slides into the water quickly if alarmed.

My song "Red Eared Slider" came out on the latest Classwar Karaoke netlabel compilation, which is volume 17. The song has a bit of history, having been purposed for one netlabel, and then re-purposed for its initial release on Classwar Karaoke.
I made it with a simple software synthesizer and samples of a hand-held woodwind instrument.

Here's the song at the Free Music Archive: