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New Music, Old Music

Recently, I posted a new EP, Red Flags on bandcamp.com.  Its the closest I get to releasing a record anymore.  In some ways, its much more forward than I used to be.  I used to record records under the name "Sleep Deprivation" (these days I try to keep it simple and make everything trustdarkness), playing all the instruments, writing all the songs.  These records were my way of processing ...

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Work in the Studio - "A Groundswell"

I spent last weekend in the recording studio.  It was my first time in someone else's studio in quite a long time, and my first time ever in someone else's studio working on my own material.  I've recorded several of my own records in the past (5? I think?) but each of these was recorded over a long period of time in my own studio.  Without the ...

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"picking through the rubble"


picking through the rubble in silence

these accidents were planned out pretty well

mumbling to myself in a new language

just to remember pieces of the old

pulling out wires and iron

and building magnets with switches 

just trying to find the direction 

we once knew as north

just pacing back and forth


i stumbled and took a breath

remembered when i was a kid

and knew that i only ...

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Music - "Dustfall"

A song inspired by some friends who've fallen by the wayside lately -- great people who are stuck on the outside of a normal life who due to addiction, mental illness, poverty, idealism, or a combination of those things can't find their way into a sustainable life.

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Music - "Opening Fists"

This is for my brother.... originally written as a relative song back in the day, but recently re-arranged and shortened.  Its sort of about figuring out what to do with yourself as you find your ideals, dreams, and aspirations (and some of the accompanying angst and anger) burn off in adulthood.  While I was just at the very beginning of that journey when I wrote this the first time, I ...

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