Tuesday, February 24, 2009

About the Blog

I've been thinking for some time about how to restart my interest in both writing and music in a way that felt meaningful and valuable to my adult life, and have decided I'd like to experiment with this medium. I like the idea of an open feedback loop, of being able to connect directly with people in a relatively anonymous way and to hear back from them if they like what I'm doing. I've recently started writing and recording again, and I'm hoping this medium will provide a kind of new way of working and thinking. So, I've decided to start what is essentially an mp3 blog for my own music, past and present.

The Format
I'm going to keep this relatively simple -- I'll start by posting unreleased past work and move toward new work from the present. Each post will contain an mp3 file and some thoughts that might involve recording techniques, songwriting process, influences on the particular song, or really whatever comes to mind.

The Title
The Fast Collapse was the title of a solo project I was working on from 2000-2002. I'm not sure if the new work will fall under this name yet, but I wanted to start this process without getting stuck, so that's what I'm going with for now.

I know many of you know my real name, but please do me a favor and do not post it in the comments section. I'm not paranoid about keeping it a secret, but I do prefer to keep my professional life separate from the personal.

I encourage and hope that you will leave me comments, thoughts, questions, suggestions, whatever. You can also contact me directly at (title of this blog, NOT THE URL, but the title) plus (at) plus (the Google mail system) for any reason. Sorry for being so cryptic, but I hate spam.

The Legal
I hereby certify that I am the sole copyright holder in all mediums known or unknown for all of the music files posted on this site now or in the future, including composition, publishing, and distribution. I authorize you, the reader of this blog, to download and play these files FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL USE. I also authorize you to make a mix tape and give it to a friend, play it at a party, and pass it around. I expressly forbid you to sell my music or use it in any for-profit or advertising medium without my explicit, written consent. Unauthorized use or distribution is explicitly and expressly forbidden. If you would like to use my music for any purpose other than your own personal use, please contact me directly (see above). If you are an attorney and see some holes in what I've posted here but understand my intent, please send me advice.

Thank you for listening and reading!

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