Music

New Record, Dragonfly - Coming Oct. 25th

Genre - Rock & Orchestral Rock 

Pre-Order Now, and use the code GiveMeGotwals for free shipping if you're picking up your CD in person - or if you want the digital download. 

This week, on the Book of Face, I announced the release of my new record, and EP "Dragonfly" on October 25th with Rewind Records. "But wait Jeremy, I thought you announced in September that you were working on Be Here Now?" Yes, that's correct, I am still working on Be Here Now, but in the mean time, I wanted to bring you a CD that could deliver a taste of what I have been working on. Dragonfly is complete with violin solos, rock guitar, cello, and the sound of full band upon cityscapes on a crisp October morning. You can run to my music, dance to my music, work to my music, and hopefully fall in love to my music.

Stay tuned for a special post about the other musicians on this CD. 

You will be able to purchase the CD along with individual tracks through my website.
Or, you can go through iTunes and other outlets. 
If you're in Indiana, the CD will be in local record stores. I will have samples on SoundCloud and youtube as well. 


Song lineup contains - 

Dragonfly - Rock 
Start Over Again - Pop-Rock
On My Way Home - Strings / Acoustic Rock
Run - Strings / Acoustic Rock
Parachute of Dreams - Strings / Acoustic Pop 

Many of you who have seen my shows have heard Parachute of Dreams and On My Way Home -- both are captured with a full band sound and beautiful strings. On My Way Home contains themes of leaving home, and finding your way back again. Parachute of Dreams is a love song the winters of being 20 - it's a dreamy tune that will hopefully whisk you away through notebooks and oceans of the sky. 

Start Over Again is a pop-punk / pop rock tune about the cycles and struggles of life. The sound is nothing profound, but the meaning comes from summer of 2011 when I had been stuck in a rut and finally found my way out. I just resurfaced the song for this album, because I have now quite literally reached the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one, in moving to Indianapolis.

Run is an easy song to listen to, and is close to the heart and core. Strings, acoustic guitar, drums, bass. It captures a time of heartbreak and feeling like things were "lost" - In those moments, when everything is falling, sometimes all you can do is run - and even if you're not running anywhere, or running from anything, you feel liberated because you're in the moment and everything you need is right here with you. 

Dragonfly came out as a rock song. Very simple song structure. Dragonfly, like Run and Start Over Again, comes from rising above a time of past-due rent, stuff being broken, and things falling down all around you. As the pieces fall... you cannot possibly count them all, or figure out what it all means. But you can rise above that, and just fly. Nothing is stopping you but yourself. 
 

At the end of the day, I hope that there's something in my music for everybody. 
This CD will give you a taste of what I've been working on.
There's much, much more, still to come. 

New Website look, and new things to come.

Well, Spring is here, and while I spent most of the winter designing fresh websites for tons of awesome clients (*portfolio coming soon), I've given my own hardly any attention.

This design features some custom CSS,  as well as some of the coding tools and CSS resources provided by Squarespace,  and has been designed and crafted by your's truly with some helpful creative suggestions from my lovely girlfriend and creative collaborator, Kari. I shot the background photo at the Sample Gates on Kirkwood, in Bloomington, IN USA. While, the photos in the "Galleries" section are by various photographers. 

There's a ton that I want to share with all of you, from the new music that I'm writing, to the things that I'm designing, as well as social media tips for creative professionals and business owners, and helpful hints for people interested in exploring meditation, or... starting a business. 

Also, I've picked up writing my novels again. 
While I've been publishing a ton of awesome books by great writers at my company, Holon Publishing

That's a lot of ground to cover for one blog / one website, which means that this design probably won't stay. I'll probably change it several more times in a short period of time, before I opt to simply diverge my music website from my personal/professional website and creative blog. 

In the mean time, I hope you enjoy what I share, and find it useful in your world. 

Cheers!

Engaging Compassion - Dalai Lama Louisville 2013!

Countdown to "Engaging Compassion" - The Dalai Lama's Visit to Louisville, May 2013. 

Just one more week to go, and an event that has been a year in the making will finally be here. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting Louisville, KY, May 19-21st, for a public talk and teachings on compassion. There's a larger story here, which myself, and my team at Holon Publishing will be sharing with you, the week of the event. You can get live updates about the "Compassion Countdown" from the staff of Morrison Marketing and Media at MorrisonMedia.net and also from the Drepung Gomang Institute of Louisville, KY. 

Where my story begins, however, is long ago - as a young teenager, caught between world-views, and on a quest for truth - in 2003, when I first heard His Holiness speak, in my hometown of Bloomington Indiana. 

Here is marked, at the 10-year anniversary, a very auspicious landmark of great forces. His Holiness first met, on that day, with Mohammed Ali - and so, as it has come to pass, they shall meet again, on this 10-year anniversary. 

This anniversary not only marks my beginning on the path of the Dharma, but the beginning of my path as a musician - as in that very same year, I began to write and play music. 

Now, on May 19th, I will be performing May 19th, at the KFC YUM Center, in Louisville, at the Public Talk, right before His Holiness takes the stage.  

Learn more about my journey with Buddhism, Music, and more, on this Blog, or about all of the excitement of His Holiness' visit from the Holon Publishing and Morrison Media websites.