My latest album “Pressure & Time” is now available in ALL digital music stores including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Apple Music. Please get your copy today! I themed the title and cover around one of my all-time favorite movies, The Shawshank Redemption. My quest to blow up in the music world is much like Andy’s quest to escape prison. It just takes pressure and time. I’ve put in so many years to this music that I have a hard time recounting how many songs I’ve created. I guess I’ve always just hoped that applying pressure over time would lead me to success, instead of relying on connections and payoffs to make it happen. I’m very proud of this album and I hope you’ll give it a listen or even purchase a copy! Thanks everyone.
This is a video for my latest song called “At It Till I’m Gone.” I know I do a lot of tracks about sticking with this music thing forever, but you have to understand it weighs heavy on my mind. lol. The song is a free download, so please visit Soundcloud or the Free Music Archive to download the free track and add it to your playlists. If you like it, please share it!!
This is the music video for “Tell Me Something (That I Don’t Know)” from Looking Out For Texas. The song is about the frustration of a daily routine that seems to never change and how I’d desperately love to shake things up. I’m sure you can relate in some way. I’m grateful to have a job of course, but I’m dying for more than just sitting in an office everyday until I’m 65.
The music video was a lot of fun to shoot. I knew from the start that I wanted to find some payphones to use for my verses, it just seemed like that would be a random, funny and surprising prop to use in 2015. Since I was going the payphone route, I decided to go to Goodwill and find an old school cordless phone as well, I found one for $4. Everything else was made up on the fly as usual.
I went over to SHELLZ’s house to film his scenes and employ him to be the cameraman for mine, but since Boss Taylor and Anthony were over there I asked them to be in the video as well. Originally there would’ve been no action, but we came up with the head slam scene on the spot (in typical guerrilla video shooting fashion). The lighting in that dining area was great. Just lucked out on that. Also, I planned to shoot each verse at a different payphone and have me progressively moving across the city to SHELLZ, but unfortunately one of the three was too dark (which you can see in the outtakes at the end) so I scrapped that one. With that being the case I decided to just mix the best shots from the remaining two payphones throughout the three verses. The lighting was great for those, so I sacrificed continuity for the sake of good footage.
By the way if you’re curious, cops tend to drive by slowly and more than once when they see three guys at a payphone of a closed gas station on Villa Maria at 4am. I really hope you enjoy the video (don’t take it too seriously), but more importantly I hope you enjoy the song! Get the album if you haven’t already.
I’ve done a few of these remixes in the past. I can play guitar (basic strumming that is), so sometimes it’s fun to go the opposite direction with my favorite rap songs by making an acoustic/kinda-singing remix instead of rapping to it. I don’t pretend that this is high quality work, but I make it for the fun of making it and doing something different. Hope you get a kick out of it.
This is the first music video from my album Looking Out For Texas. The song is about the fact that as long as I’m breathing I’ll be making this music and chasing down a dream. I had grown my hair out for a year (sort of a 1/3 of a life crisis, 30th birthday panic thing), and I wanted to make sure I used that in a video before I chopped it off and went back to looking presentable. I had fun making the video with the “cooking up new music” gimmick. Pretty cheesy humor, but that’s right up my alley. I hope you get a grin out of the video and a jam out of the song.
This video comes pretty late but as the saying goes, “better late than never.” The song is “I’d Rather Be a Lone Star” from my 2013 album Perseverance featuring Boss Taylor and SHELLZ. We shot this video back in 2013, but I didn’t realize until we were done just how prominent the wrinkles were in my brand new, giant Texas flag. I had tried everything to smooth it out and apparently I still fell short. Anyway, I waited and waited hoping we’d get a chance to re-shoot the flag scenes, but that never happened. I finally decided to just finish the edits and put this one out regardless of my OCD about the wrinkled flag. Hope y’all enjoy it and share it!