So, this is the first update since my website went crashing down in flames, way back in October 2015. Hoping that this post finds you and yours doing well and glad for living. And now, let's begin.
I've laid out 6 tracks for my first solo project: “Optimal Optical & the Auditory Story of the Mind”. With lyrics for all of them, I figured I'd update yinz guys on the direction that it's headed: showcase the sounds I'm expanding on, and also showcase the composing process that I'm developing. 3 tracks for my solo project can be found on my soundcloud and reverbnation music sites. Oh, and don't forget to let me know your thoughts in the comments below each track.
My youtube channel is growing by leaps and bounds. There are now 3 music videos up there, created entirely by yours truly. If you'd like some more information about MATC Music, music by alumni and instructors, and everything after there are several videos there to get you on the path. Also there, a mess of some favorites that have served and continue to serve as influences.
Well, it's official: I've 100% submitted my application to the Creative Writing program at Carnegie Mellon University. I'll apply to both Creative Writing and Music Composition for my 2nd year as a student. I was even able to submit 5 songs from my soundcloud page, as evidence of my writing technique and style, all done through their “slide rule” service online. It's not required for me to do it, but obviously, every little bit of effort on my part helps.
I've applied for a scholarship that is meant to help people who suffer from a schizo-affective disorder, to reintegrate into society and the work force. It would pay for almost all expenses, that is except for room and board. It's a long shot, but I have a good enough chance that I refuse to pass it up. Next comes filling out FAFSA forms and submitting all of that mess. I can just about see the finish line from here.
I extend an open ear to listen without prejudice, if any of you need somebody. I'm online throughout the day, so... no worries needed. I may write a lot, but when you talk I'm all ears. Once again, my best to you, your friends, and family. Feels great to be back !!!
Keep on keeping on,