Wait — January’s over? Well, that was fast. I hope your year is off to a great start. Mine certainly is. Here’s what I’ve got cooking with Gardening, Not Architecture. I’d love to hear what you’re working on so far this year!
AND THE WINNER IS…
I recently promised on Facebook that I would unveil the title of the upcoming, third G,NA album in this newsletter. And that is definitely about to happen. But first, what if I told you that the third album isn’t just going to be an album? What if I told you that third album is going to be accompanied by a collection of three short films that altogether make up one feature-length film, which goes by the same name as the album? What if I told you that I already have three Nashville-based directors on-board, along with a film producer — and that we are already having our first production meeting this Sunday? What if I told you that the album release party this spring is going to be held in a movie theater in Nashville?
Well, you don’t have to wonder what if, because it’s happening:
Bookmark the website! It’s going to be a wild ride:
SPEAKING OF FILMS…
I’ve got an update for you on the independent film I’m scoring, which I started working on last summer! “Superpowerless” is a “coming-of-middle-age” story about a superhero in San Francisco who turns 40, loses his superpowers, and must adjust to life in the real world. I was approached by the director, Duane Anderson, over a year ago about composing the film score and writing a couple of original songs for the soundtrack. This is a dream come true for me, as I have always been a film geek and have dreamed of making music for movies!
As is the case with any independently-funded movie, it has been a slow-but-steady process. And now it has finally moved into post-production! The team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finish raising the funds — and it’s already a Staff Pick! I’ve donated a bunch of rewards to the campaign, including a special edition version of ten handmade wooden box sets, downloads of the film score, and more. I’ll even put your story in a song on the soundtrack! Watch the trailer and read all about this awesome project HERE.
NOW PLAYING IN NASHVILLE…
Meanwhile, the band (Bryan, Jackson, and I) have been hard at work learning the first two songs off the new album, so we can play them live at our next show in Nashville, which is February 21st at the East Room in East Nashville. We got asked to play HR_Lexy’s album release show alongside Yumi and The System — two super cool bands fronted by super cool chicks. It’s going to be a fun night! If you’re in the Nashville area, make sure we’re connected on the G,NA Facebook Page so I can invite you to the event.
I’ll have another update for you very soon. The next few months are going to be an exciting, action-packed adventure. I can’t wait to share them with you!
“Enjoy yourself as much as you can, have as many amusements as you can, and remember that what people demand in art nowadays is something very much alive, with strong colour and great intensity. So intensify your own health and strength and life, that’s the best study.”
— Vincent van Gogh