I was recently interviewd by Diane Campbell of Gratitude Goodies for her Podcast for Business series of interviews, and you can listen to it right here! I made the theme music for the podcast, and we discuss that and other things in our conversation. Thanks, Diane!
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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!
Did I tell you there’s a new EP on the way? Well it’s true!
Three years ago, I started a project in hopes of inspiring some of my wonderfully musically talented friends to stop waiting for enough money and time to go to an actual studio to record themselves, and instead to take advantage of all the wonderful technology we have now and just do it themselves. The plan was to use the simplest means possible to record at home, document how it was all done, and at the end have a finished EP’s worth of songs pressed and distributed on CD. (more…)
Well it’s the middle of the year, the 4th of July to be exact, and I’ve added a new free downloadable single to the catalogue. This one, Cliff’s Stupendous Margaritas, was first found on the out-of-print CD Jersey Shoreline back in 2002. People keep asking me about it, or mentioning it to me, so I thought I’d give it a bit of a better mixing to and also re-do some of the vocals and the bassline. It’s basically a noisy margarita recipe disguised as a rock song. Have at, and enjoy!
Also, don’t forget to come be a friend at the Facebook page, facebook.com/marbletea. There’s an exclusive and free EP you can get just for “Liking” the page!
I was very excited when my friend Ellen Luckett Baker asked me to do the music for the trailer of her new book 1, 2, 3 Sew. She’s amazingly talented and imaginative, and discusses really cool crafty things at her blog, The Long Thread. Plus, we like a lot of the same kinds of music, so I knew it would be a fun project.
The book trailer is above, as is the song in mp3 format that you can download and keep in your sewing basket for quick access whenever you need accompaniment for your spontaneous dancing. Ellen’s doing a giveaway of her book, but hurry as you’ll need to enter by this Saturday, June 18. If you run with a sewing crowd, please feel free to share this information (and the video!) wherever you feel appropriate.
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention to you that I absolutely love doing this sort of thing, so if you’ve got a project that needs music – whether whimsical, sinister, or sedate – please contact me. I am, after all, your man (as Leonard would say).
Hey, come be a friend at the Facebook Page and a get an exclusive and FREE EP!!