I had the privilege of being interviewed for Kirk Wheeler’s new Podcast/Site Discover the Road. Here’s a snippet from Kirk’s intro:
The week I spoke to Alex, he was in the middle of producing local artists, mixing a band from Russia, building a website for a venture capitalist, scoring a short film, and helping someone build a social media app.
I am really excited to have Alex on the podcast for two reasons:
– He has a deep passion for music and helping artists craft their vision to create the most authentic expression possible.
– He has been at the heart of a seismic shift in the musical economy and having seen both sides, is trying to imagine what come next.
Spending most of my time on the quiet side of the glass, I’m not used to being the one interviewed – however, I enjoyed sharing some of my story with Kirk about the path I started versus the path I’m currently on. I’ve already received some great emails from others taking chances at new, creative paths and the obstacles that lie ahead. Just like Kirk, I believe we add real value to the world by sharing our experiences and strategies for creating the most impactful lives for ourselves, our families, and others.
Here’s the new video from one of my favorite bands, Echo Echo. I had a BLAST producing this album, and this song was one of the highlights. Distorted, space echo drums, uber fuzz guitar solo, an accordion duet, and a killer lead vocal?!! What more could you ask for?
Also, much of the footage from this video was shot at the famed Sound City Studios, and some of it was actually used in Dave Grohl’s documentary film about the studio.
It was incredible privilege and pleasure to make this album with TD Lind.
Here’s the new video for “Head Over Heals.”
I added some new images to the album artwork collage created from projects I’ve worked on. I love it when artists consider their artwork+presentation a vital piece of the total art they are offering to fans. My friend Bryan Konietzko is a master at this. He doesn’t make many music albums, but his artwork is always a perfect match to the mood of his music.
There are also some updated links on the About.me page, including a Vimeo page and a link to my work with Trivers Myers music. The Vimeo page has music I composed for some independent art projects and music from the first 2 seasons of the TV show Sex, God, Rock ‘n Roll with Stuart Davis.
I’m off to Raleigh this weekend to make some new friends, find potential projects to be a part of, and keep this Carolina adventure rocking. If you’re around Tuesday night, stop by the Merry Mingle on Tuesday night and say hello.
Finally, spending some time in Western Carolina has given me a chance to get my hands dirty again and make some things without using a mouse. Here’s the new fire pit my dad and I have been working on. I think a hot tub is probably the next step.