Today, I was part of a flash mob and press conference meant to launch a new non-profit organization, Operation: Wounded Minds. According to their website, the mission of Operation: Wounded Minds is to remove the shame and stigma from mental illness and the destructive cycles of PTSD so people will seek treatment. Videos of the performances can be seen below.
A couple of weeks ago, I set some lyrics for my friends Zach Zimmerman and Willie Myer’s sketch comedy show, “O’Hare No!” I went ahead and made a rough recording of the song myself — check it out!
This past weekend, one of my great friends, Halcyon, moved in with another of of my great friends, Charlie. To celebrate Halcyon’s arrival, they threw a party in their apartment in Chinatown. Charlie has a reputation for composing musical ‘evites.’ He asked me to compose the most recent one — this is what I came up with. Now that the party has happened, I feel confident I can publish it without fear of causing uninvited party guests.
In recording this, I used a lot of vocal layering, a lot of autotune, and a lot of other acoustic sounds (e.g., oboe accompaniment and hand claps). I like the sound a lot, and am hoping to use it in some more serious music sometime soon.
Lyrics below the jump.
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A couple of weeks ago, I set some lyrics for my friend Zach Zimmerman’s one man show, “Straight Man.” I went ahead and made a recording of the song myself — check it out!
Zach will be performing the song again at Chicago Sketchfest this weekend, and will also be putting “Straight Man” up at New York City’s People’s Improv Theater in early February.
NOTE: This content is slightly NSFW.
I’ve been feeling a bit blue this holiday season, so I decided to record some music. The first thing that I hammered out a few nights ago was a cover of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” I’ve embedded the recording below, and the file is available for download. I hope you enjoy it.