Wasteful Fear

This is a song I wrote to any preacher of the status quo or of a viewpoint that is closed minded & ignorant. It is a call to a better voice.

This is a song I wrote to any preacher of the status quo or of a viewpoint that is closed minded & ignorant. It is a call to a better use of their voice.

the translative energy of good art

art, palette iconWhat have you made that you take the most pride in?

Do you remember what it was that inspired you to create something like it? If not, where does creativity come from?

For me, there are a few songs I have written that have given me more satisfaction than anything else I have created. When I think about them or play them, a sense of relief comes over me as if it was a song that really needed to come into existence and I was the one to do it.

When I think about inspirations for some of these songs, I can’t help but consider the works of Rich Mullins, Rob Bell, Brian McLaren, Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, David Bazan, and Derek Webb.

Interesting that not all of these names are of musicians.

Good art, much like energy, has a way of translating.

Calm and Cool

Hi. Sorry for the shameless plug here. As I continue to evolve in my music writing hobby that I do more as therapy than anything else, I recently looked back at a project that Noah and I worked on about 5 years ago as “Tommy Tomorrow” called “Solstice”.

It was a really fun project to work on during the weekend evenings while I was student teaching, but I quickly discovered that the energy requirements to continue in the electro-pop-rock genre/scene was personally unsustainable. The music was generally well received, though and I thought I would share a glimpse of that album here.

This song is called “Calm and Cool” and was the one that people seemed to like the most when we would play it at shows or after they listened to the album.

Listen to more or even purchase the album by searching for “Tommy Tomorrow” in iTunes. If you don’t want to pay for it, I would gladly pass on the files with no hard feelings at all. Just let me know.

I look forward to future projects with Noah and friends and there is some stuff boiling up to the surface recently that has been fun, but with more acoustic/folk roots.

We hope to start playing with some new material in the coming months and years at local coffee shops and festivals. Don’t worry, I will be sure to keep you posted on developments as they come.

Thanks for listening!

Phillip Fox @ Jackson Coffee Co.

Last Friday, Lindsay and I had the high privilege of treating ourselves to a free evening of amazing live music at the Jackson Coffee Co. by an artist named Phillip Fox. I took a short video of his amazing set so that you could get a peak into the experience.

If you ever see that he is playing again in the area, make sure to attend. You won’t be disappointed. You can check out his webpage here.