The $5 sale

October will mark two years since the release of my second solo effort “The Final Scene,” so I figured why not drop the online price of my albums to $5? So I did.

As of right now, you can order physical copies through CD Baby or download it from them or through my Bandcamp page. Just $5.

In fact, I used to be in a band called Marsellus a few years ago, and that album, “Our Name in Lights,” is also $5. (I think there may only be one physical copy of that one left at CD Baby.)

So if you’re looking for new music and you happen to think mine is worth as much as a foot-long sandwich…

You can hear the entire Marsellus album on Spotify. Hear my solo stuff below:

And below is the music video for “Ocean” that was done by Dead Not Dancing Productions.

Randomness 18.0

There is an art show in Montgomery tomorrow night. Seven artists, various media, no cover charge. The Löwbraü Art Collective Show will feature works by Hillary Andrews (Pint Bottle Photography / Ah Ha Designs), Michelle Dopson (Monarch Images), David C. Rohn, Kevin Sanders (the artist who did the octopus design in the Hail the Titans “Hymns of Mare Nostrum” album), Ashley Smith, Kevin Spotswood and David Vollmer. It starts at 6:30 at Head on the Door. More info here.

After that, you can head over to 1466 Furnace St. for “an evening with G-Side.” The Athens, Ala.-based hip-hop group has been in SPIN Magazine and the Washington Post. The show starts at 10 p.m. The Furnace Street address is the place where the Denied and Underexposed art events were held prior to the use of the Kress building.

If you didn’t know, Murder by Death has a new album coming out. The single, “Lost River,” is currently available to hear on They are a five-piece band once again, and the piano in the track really adds to both the beauty and darkness of the song mentioned in the article introduction.

Deep Elm Records has put out a new post-rock album for those of you into that sort of thing (as I am.) The band is The Dandelion War, and this album, “We Were Always Loyal to Lost Causes,” is more on the ambient, atmospheric side of the post-rock spectrum. Listen below:

Recently, I saw the film “God Bless America,” directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. A dark comedy, for sure, detailing the murderous adventures of a man who befriends a teenage girl, and together, they go around taking out citizens who fall into the selfish, rude and reality-TV-obsessed culture.

The film is summed up by the tag line: “Taking out the trash, one jerk at a time.” It’s entertaining and definitely worth watching.

What happened to rational discussion?

Good luck posting anything about religion or politics on your favorite social networking sites. I’m sure you’ve seen it – one post turns into 100+ comments that end up with people cursing at each other.

What happened to rational discussions or respectful debates?

I think all too often that people – whether by accident or deliberately – replace the word “opponent” with “enemy.” But those are not the same. And it’s so easy to do when we’re given an illusion that there are only two choices – Republican or Democrat, Christian or atheist, Coke or Pepsi.

Two people can both care about something and have completely different ideas on how to solve a problem.

Also, personally, I find that having discussions with those with whom you disagree is a learning experience. How can you know where you stand or make informed decisions without first being informed?

So for those of you who enjoy a good religious debate, I have a friend who is looking for one. He is a friend with whom I disagree on many things, especially regarding religion, philosophy and politics, but we have a mutual respect.

If you’re interested in discussing or debating religion with him, I encourage you to start that discussion in the comment section of his blog, specifically his post titled, “Atheists, Jesus and Truth.”