This one is a much darker exploration of…well, most everything relating to arts & spirituality (among other things). It’s a horror tale with a heavily philosophical bent, a labyrinth of questions & quotes snatching inspiration from the great artists of the past and near-present. It puts me in mind of H.P. Lovecraft and Georges Bataille, neither of whom I’ve read extensively, just enough to feel a certain kinship of intent. Here’s the trailer. Check out the book…if you dare, mwa ha ha!
Dave Coverly has illustrated a new children’s book entitled The Very Inappropriate Word. It was written by Jim Tobin, and concerns a young word-lover named Michael who discovers a word he’s never heard one day at school. Unfortunately, it’s not a very appropriate word. His adventure with the word reaches a beautiful ending when he’s introduced to the Library and its boundless bounty of words, many of them easy substitutes for that inappropriate one. It’s a great book for youngsters!
I was very honored to supply the music and narration for Dave’s illustrations and Andy Collins‘ remarkable animation in the book trailer below. I hope you’ll enjoy it! And certainly, if you know any writers looking for custom music for their book trailers, please send them my way…I love doing this sort of thing!
Very excited to be seeing Brian Eno give an “illustrated talk” tomorrow in NYC. Unfortunately, the venue where the art installation is happening will be closed (what’s up with that?!), but this is a nice view of the work, along with some Eno commentary…
Recently, my friend Chip posed a question on Facebook, asking what one album every serious music fan should own. My head exploded as I tried to figure that one out, and indeed judging by the responses, hardly anyone was able to name just one album.
Try it yourself [and be sure to follow the link at the end of this post to find out which album I eventually decided upon].
After long deliberation (and assuming that we’re limiting this to just the Rock Era), I’ve decided that one answer I’d throw in the ring would be Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, not because it’s the best or most influential album, but simply because of its ubiquity in record collections far and wide – everyone seemed to own a copy. And mostly because it reminded me of this story: (more…)
Here’s the second of my meditative experiments this year. The length is what I’ve been shooting for, I think, in that I’d like the pieces to be long enough for a quick refreshing of the senses, but not too long for a full-blown meditation (tho I’m hoping to go longer eventually anyway).
The idea for the title comes from those moments when you hear a voice in your head that gives you some type of direction or inspires an epiphany of some kind. Is that a voice that you’ve heard from a deeper & connected consciousness, or is it simply you speaking the thought inside your mind? I’d like to think the music provides a suitably calming situation in which one could contemplate that, and perhaps even find a path to the root of that question.
Happy drifting, dreamers….
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