Five years…

I just saw that was wishing me a happy anniversary with them. Apparently, I started this blog in September 2010, and it got me thinking about so many things that have happened in the last five years…

That was the year that I released my second solo album The Final Scene. Since then, I’ve had so many experiences – both good and bad – that have made me who I am today. I’ve learned a lot, experienced great friendships, met and worked with great people, loved, lost, traveled, written, recorded, acted, produced, directed, and many other things.

By all accounts, I’m a lucky individual, and I have a lot of great people in my life for whom I am very thankful.

Tequila Nylon + Glorious 70mm

TNalbumcover250Last year my friend Alex, a Nashville-based music producer, sent a couple of tracks to me so that we could collaborate on some music. It took me a while to get around to recording, but while I was set up working on the score for the short film City Federal (trailer, score) I had some extra time to layer some sounds over what he sent me.

The result is this two-track EP titled “Transmissions,” a collaboration between Alex, a.k.a. Tequila Nylon, and myself under my film score moniker Glorious 70mm.


Like previous Glorious 70mm albums, you can name your price, even if $0.00. Or if you’re interested in using any of the music in a film (or want a custom score), let me know.

Be sure to check out and like him on Facebook.

And like Glorious 70mm on Facebook while you’re at it.

Birmingham Artwalk this weekend… and some vague stuff just for you!

This weekend is the 2015 Birmingham Artwalk, and I am honored to be one of this year’s musical performers. I’ll be under the Viaduct at 6pm this Friday.

Check out the fantastic list of performers and artists on their website.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event for more information and updates: click here.

I recently was part of a table read for a new film project that’s getting started this coming weekend. It’s a drama that has a great cast and crew, most of which I’ve had the privilege of working with on previous projects.

There is another project in the works that I’ll be providing more information on soon…

Related to that last photo, I made some new friends at the beach recently, and I got to try some rum that I’m told is Fidel Castro’s favorite. I’m not going to venture into politics, but if that’s true, he’s got good taste when it comes to rum.

Also, while in the Port St. Joe, FL area, I had a lot of fun at this place. Good food and drink, good company, and good times.

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Love this place.

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And then there’s this photo I took at sunrise recently:

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