Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Site is now LIVE!

Hey everyone,

I have launched my new site at This blog will no longer be updated. See you at the new site! :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Vlog Episode 3A: Hip Hop Violin Caprice

Okay, so here's the deal: the new site is pretty much done; however, it's currently not stored in the correct database. I hope to have all the technical details worked out by next week.

But, that doesn't mean that the site's content should be delayed as well! So, here we go! This post marks my very first episode: Hip Hop Violin Caprice.

There's more to come, so stay tuned! :)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Vlog Preview: One Week in January.

(See Quicktime version here.)

Last month, I promised a site and show launch for January, and I still plan to do so!

While I get everything ready for the actual launch of the site and show, check out this preview video that documents the events of my past week: performing at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's "Concrete Frequency" event; opening up with the incredible DJ Johnny Juice for Public Enemy and DMC at the Hard Rock Las Vegas; and exhibiting for Skullcandy and Beyond.FM at CES 2008!

*I forgot to link DMC in the video! Make sure check out this hip hop legend at

Preparations for the the album recording are wrapping up, and I plan to go into official production at the end of this month. I'll be sure to post video of my progress whenever I can.

Finally, if you're going to be in Los Angeles over the next two weeks, check out my show schedule below:

1.17.08 - 1-21.08: 2008 NAMM Show - Anaheim, CA [trade only, not open to public]
1.24.08: Knitting Factory Los Angeles (Main Stage) - Hollywood, CA [opening for Grouch & Eligh of Living Legends]
1.26.08: Genghis Cohen - Los Angeles, CA [performing a special acoustic set with guitarist Ken Belcher]

Hope you're all having a great day!

[Episode music provided by Inverse. Check out their new release "So Far" now at]

Saturday, December 29, 2007

"Kicking Off" the New Year!

Inka and I will be guest artists at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's "Concrete Frequency" kick-off event this Friday, January 4th at Walt Disney Concert Hall! Here are the details as given by the Philharmonic:
Concrete Frequency is a multi-disciplinary two week festival which
will examine and celebrate the elements that define a city, and how
those elements are affected by – and reflected in – music and art.

Concrete Frequency Kick-Off Event!
Friday, January 4th, 2008
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
9pm – midnight

Immediately following the LA Philharmonic’s main stage
performance on Concrete Frequency’s opening night, the doors open
to fill the alternate spaces of the Concert Hall (BP Hall, lobby areas,
etc) with music, film and dance, inspired by the sights, sounds, and
soul of Los Angeles. Explore our urban landscape as it comes to life
within this compelling festival in the living room for the city.

More information available on the Los Angeles Philharmonic Website:
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Preparing for '08.

The music in this video is something I came up with earlier today, and I wanted to record it before I forgot it. It's kind of growing on me, and I'm thinking about developing it further so I can put it on my upcoming album.

Speaking of the album, I've been working on new music to put on the project. As soon as pre-production ends in January, the real recording will begin. I hope to have everything mixed and mastered by April, which means I better be smart about what I do with my time!

I'm really excited about recording this album, because it'll be my first real one! I've done many pre-production demos in the past, but never anything official. After years of putting it off, it's finally time to make this album a reality. Of course, I'll be taking video of the whole process, so you'll be able to share in the experience, too!

The new site is coming along, also. As far as I can tell, I'm still on track for a January launch. :)

Come on, 2008. I'm ready for you.

Monday, December 10, 2007

New Site Coming Soon.

Yup. Check for a new in January.

Also, my album recording is underway. I'll be sure to document the process on the new vlog.

And yeah, the beanie will come off in January, too, provided that I figure out what to do with my hair by then. Suggestions are welcomed!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your 2007! :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Game Plan.

Okay, so here's the deal: I really enjoy sharing the moments of my life through this blog, but I'm starting to notice a need to begin separating my professional entries from my personal ones.

I didn't really have a specific purpose in mind for this blog when I first started keeping it in May. This blog was originally meant to only be a fun project to try out. But in the six months of keeping this blog, I have discovered that I really enjoy being a part of the blogging/videoblogging community.

For that reason, I think it would be a good idea for me to give a little more thought over the content that I post on my blog. Not only that, I would also like to put more thought into how I present my content to the reader or viewer. It does look kind of strange when I'm performing with DJ Johnny Juice in one entry, only to eat lettuce in another. Even though both of these entries represent me as a person, I know that they don't necessarily belong in the same place.

Obviously, having two blogs is the answer. So, look for a new launching sometime in early 2008 for all my professional, music-related happenings. In the meantime, I'll keep posting my personal entries on this blog.