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Beauty In the End


I wrote this song last year for my upcoming EP.   After listening to it on a recent walk, I felt like the music and lyrics really resonated with the current moment we find ourselves in, so I decided to release it early.

The musical movements in the intro tell a story of struggle, then acceptance and, eventually, an emergence from darkness.  Ultimately, I feel that it’s an optimistic song that reminds us that, even when times are difficult, we can still find something beautiful if we look for it.

I hope everyone is staying safe and that you are able to experience/create some beautiful moments despite these challenging times.

❤️ D

Note: I’m currently releasing my music under the band name Lost Like You.  You can find this song as well as future releases on Bandcamp:
https://lostlikeyou.bandcamp.com/

Prelude in C Major / F Minor (Summer Rain)

This is my first proper classical composition.  I stumbled across this chord progression while studying some different piano chords and was very moved by it.  I found myself playing it over and over again.  As a gentle rain storm set the mood outside, I spent several hours piecing the composition together into its finished form.

The piano part is composed of two separate parts that were combined together.  It modulates back and forth between C Major and F Minor every two measures which creates an emotional kick.

I’m very proud this piece and find myself coming back to it again and again to help me relax and to put my mind in a good place.  I hope it has the same effect for you too.

 

Tipping Point now available for PC & Mac on Steam

TPHut.pngI’m very happy to announce that Tipping Point is now available for PC & Mac on Steam! Now you can finally experience the adventure on your desktop computer. This is currently the best version of the game available with cleaned up graphics and sound effects. All of the music in the game has been remixed and remastered, and the soundtrack is included with the purchase of the game.

Tipping Point on Steam:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1043890/Tipping_Point/

Problem Addict – Drown Me In Estrogen (Live) – Petra’s 12/27/2018

An impromptu video I shot of Audrey Ayers (Problem Addict) performing Drown Me In Estrogen at Petra’s on 12/27/2018.

100 Strangers Project – How I approach strangers and take their portraits

Video Reel 2018

A look back on my video projects from 2018.

Lindsey (Stranger #90)

Lindsey Stranger painting

Lindsey (Stranger #90)
12”x16″
Acrylic on Canvas

Sasha (Stranger #83)

SashaPaintingFINALSasha (Stranger #83)
12”x16″
Acrylic on Canvas

I used the Zorn limited palette for this one — basically just two colors — Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Red (along with Mars Black and Titanium White).  If you’re wondering how the green was produced, the Mars Black has a blue bias, so when it’s mixed with Yellow Ochre, you get a limited range of greens.

Tyler (Stranger #62)

I used a small palette knife for most of this painting and am very happy with the result.  I feel like I’m inching ever closer to the style I want to achieve.  This painting required a looseness of mind that doesn’t come natural to me.  I still have the urge to “paint within the lines” and make everything look as realistic as possible.

TylerPaintingLowRes.jpgTyler (Stranger #62)
16”x12”
Acrylic on Canvas

Ben (Stranger #69)

My 100 Strangers project actually began as a way for me to find original subjects to paint portraits of.  However, I got so consumed with the project that I ended up not painting for a year.  Now that it’s finished, I have at least 100 potential portraits to paint.  This is my second stranger painting.
BenPaintingLowRes
Ben (Stranger #69)
12”x16”
Acrylic on Canvas