For those that weren’t able to join us on Sunday for GSRV’s Train Ride 2 Transcendence here are some visuals of the event! We’ll be posting video next week so keep your eyes peeled (what a gruesome phrase)
We’ll also be planning events like this throughout next year so keep checking in to see what we’re up to!
Follow us at #trainride2transcend
So on Sunday Nov 17th I’m playing a filmed studio session at Blue Light Digital Sound and I would REALLY love for you to be a part of the recording/performing process that night.
We need 25 people for an optimum night and with each ticket purchase you get a free DVD & CD of the night’s show!
So please consider coming out to support hand crafted music, without an audience I’m just a dude with a guitar…or something
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I recently released my latest CD called “Transcendence. Problematic.”
Click the Image Below to Download the new CD for Free!
The title come from our culture’s obsession with self-help (i.e. politics, religion, tribes) as an escape which polarizes us from the world, rather than acts of compassion, connection, and justice which engage the world. and hopefully some of that comes through in the music.
But mostly it’s just me having fun musically. Sounds like edgy folk…Urban Folk if you will (if you won’t I don’t mind). Ben Folds meets Beck meets Jack White meets Prince.
Anyway if you like it feel free to give a shout out either here or on Facebook, Instagram, etc… I’ll be hosting a CD release celebration in the city very soon featuring multi-media artists creating different works based on the concept of the CD.
Listen, Buy, Share…Please.
- Every time I drink coffee I have to remind myself that in 2+ hours I may feel guilty/paranoid and that nothing will actually be wrong it’ll just be that I drank coffee 2 hours ago
- Rapists and serial killers are dangerous and frightening in their own right. But I presume (perhaps wrongly) that everyone (almost without exception) is aware that rape and serial murder is wrong (or at least legally culpable). To me the wretchedness of humanity is more terrifyingly displayed on the comments section of youtube. The debased personality and potential for degradation that men and women hold is exhibited more potently in the unsmiling face of a customer who throws a grand sense of middle class entitlement into a retail employee’s smiling face (or the retail employee who throws the same sense of entitlement into a customer’s wallet). Yet nowhere do I feel the wretchedness of humanity more keenly than when I lose patience with the quality of food, shelter, health, employment, education, friendships, transportation, and countless other freedoms and privileges to which I lay claim. Because in the grand scheme of things, I’m blessed to have those things at all. Nevertheless, I allow myself to feel frustration about (and sometimes complain about, which is worse!) these blessings. The wretchedness of humanity is inside of me.
- I find malapropisms funnier than almost every other form of humor.
- After a day of consumption…consumption of food, film, music, literature, etc…I am sometimes struck with fear that those things which I’ve consumed for pleasure, recreation, and ego (under the guise and rationale of education) could have been better utilized for the survival of those less fortunate.
- I don’t like the title of “Christian artist”. (You can replace “Christian” with the belief or Avalokiteśvara of your choosing). The title encourages Christians to ingest the artist’s work without filter or discernment as to the actual truth of the work while simultaneously encouraging non-Christians to pre-determine the quality and content of the work before actual ingestion.
- On the other hand, for the sake of artistic/philosophic/human integrity I sometimes compartmentalize my Love for Jesus of Nazareth so as to make it appear less political and culturally manipulated…which subsequently seems political and culturally manipulated anyway, thus undermining my attempt at integrity.
- I like the new Taylor Swift song…the one that goes “Trouble, Trouble, Trouble” in the slightly distorted voice…yea that one.
- I think Azealia Banks is more talented than Nicki Minaj.
- My graduation was held at Radio City Music Hall
- To my knowledge (based on a combination of assumption and cursory conversations on the matter) there are 2 methods of post-urinary genital maintenance (The method by which the human male ensures complete transfer of urine from urethra to depository). The first consists of using the force of gravity combined with a gentle hop/shake of the entire body up and down. The second consists of gently squeezing the urethra. I’m a practitioner of the latter 2 of these methodologies.
A few days ago I sent the final mixes of my new CD, “Transcendence. Problematic.” to Dave Locke at JP Masters for mastering. In addition to the impending CD release party I’m also planning on filming at least 2 music videos within the next 2 months to promote the new CD.
For those of you that are curious as to what I’ve been up to over the last month concerning the new CD, I figured I’d list a few recent adventures of GSRV Music.
1) Living Room Concert Series
I played a show in one of my fan’s living room every week of February…and it was awesome! It was a lot of fun to be able to hang out with my listeners and talk about the music (or other subjects that popped into our heads). Check out some of the highlights below (featuring a guest performance by the very talented Deanna Frederick):
2) Recorded a Song for the Academy Awards
I went to school in NYC for acting…so the Oscars were kind of like the Super Bowl for acting students. But this year rather than watch the Oscars…I decided to write and record a song in their honor:
3) Played the Goodbye Blue Monday With a Bunch of Friends
It’s always fun to play a gig with as many friends as possible. So at the very beginning of the month I played a show in Brooklyn with Schucks Road, Michelle Ferriera, and Around August. It was a great time and I got to play with my brother David who is releasing some great music of his own recently:
So What’s Next?
I’m glad you asked!
I should be sending the new CD out for production by next week and then I’ll start planning a CD release party.
Keep your eyes open and your ears clean for updates on “Transcendence. Problematic.” so you can get your hands on some of the hottest new music out by GSRV Music!
In the meantime, if you haven’t heard the single from the album check out the music video below…and if you dig it, share it on FB, twitter, wordpress…and whatever else you use to tell your friends about stuff.
Finished recording my new CD “Transcendence. Problematic.”…almost.
A few tweaks here and there and I’ll be sending out my new CD “Transcendence. Problematic.” to get mixed, mastered, packaged, and produced for your listening enjoyment!
Check out the Music Video for the New Single right here:
Ran a successful Kickstarter Campaign to raise money for New Music.
Due to your support and T.L.C
Tender Love and Cash
our Kickstarter to raise money for post-production on the new CD was a success! I can’t thank everyone enough for supporting some new music and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
Began blogging “Confessionals”
In order to explore my own vulnerability as an artist and to explore the theme of Problematic Transcendence, I’ve been releasing “Confessionals” (a kind of Rorschach test of sorts) to give insight into myself and the new CD.
Check out the last confessional here.
Shared my experience of Creative Blue Balls with the world.
This one you’ll just have to check out for yourself – Click Here
Performed at the Goodbye Blue Monday with Schucks Road, Michelle Ferriera, and Around August
For those of you who were unable to attend here are some highlights:
P.s. Happy February!