Original Score For Dogtown Ranch Documentary

I recently had the pleasure of scoring a short documentary about Dogtown Ranch, an animal shelter east of Austin, Texas.

Dogtown Ranch Sanctuary Rescue and Rehab promotes education and training for persecuted and misunderstood bully breeds, but accepts all canine breeds in crisis, dogs needing to get off the streets and dogs needing to be rescued from euthanasia lists, and abusive situations.

Here's the video:

And if you'd like to donate, you can do that, here.

Both tracks featured in the video are available for licensing, now:
Contemplation, Shelter

Shadowater Music Featured in Bronco Roads

'Mysterio', one of the very first Shadowater Music tracks, was placed in the "Slim Pickin's" episode of Bronco Roads, earlier this year. It was used for a segment detailing the history of Spanish American cowboys, the Vaqueros.

'Mysterio' comes in at the 5:00 minute mark, but feel free to watch the whole episode.

Bronco Roads - 2.16 - "Slim Pickin's" - Bandera, Texas from 41 Entertainment on Vimeo.

A Site Better

Wrong AJAX

I made some changes to the old website last week.

Most of the updates are code base and custom admin panel related and therefore invisible, but the music page got a nifty reworking. I took some of the stress off the page loads by switching to the Stratus SoundCloud player. Now, there's just one player at the bottom, rather than a separate player for each track.

I also switched out the track navigation in favor of dynamically loading new tracks with jQuery/AJAX. On a side note, the Stratus player isn't currently able to handle dynamically loaded track links, so I had to grab a copy and update it myself to handle them.

I am wizard.

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The Music is New

Here's that new music I was promising a few weeks ago.

It's three tracks in three different styles: Rock, Alternative, and Flamenco-ish (who can categorize these things, really?).

'Let's Do This' is a straight ahead rock track with some heavy drums and bass.

'Two Ways To Get There' is an acoustic oriented piece built around an interesting chord progression that my fingers found all by themselves while improvising.

'Villa Maria' is me once again expressing my love for the classical guitar, traditional Latin music, and the harmonic minor scale.

Hello Again

Hey everyone,

First off, I need to post more often, and I'm working on it; I promise.

Second, I'm a couple of weeks away from sharing a few new tracks, tracks that I'll be using to introduce myself to a particular music library. No pressure.

Third, I've had a blast performing, composing, and mixing in my new studio room over the last year. Being able to trust what your ears are hearing saves a ton of time and just makes life more fun.

Finally, the latest episode of Pensado's Place features Castle/Buffy/The Unit composer Robert Duncan. I enjoyed the interview (especially the junk yard music store segment), so I thought I'd share:

And...that's it.