september 5 » new song! "the lowest point"
september 1 » let it begin! VEDS 2022
june 16 » I'm on The Sirens of Audio!
may 25 » why you workin' so hard? the world is ending
april 16 » I'm on The Doctor Who Show!
february 25 » the weekend to decrease world suck
new song! "the lowest point"
with just three days between conception and release, this is the fastest I've ever put out a new song. but what can I say? this one got under my skin...
watch the video below and visit my original songs page for lyrics, mp3, and a bonus voice memo demo.
happy music monday, folks,
let it begin! VEDS 2022
we're back, baby! it's September 1st, which means it's the first day of VEDS 2022. all of last year's VEDSies are returning for a month of community videomaking.
for the uninitiated: VEDS stands for Vlog Every Day in September. and as Abbey said in their first video, VEDSies are the best people. I love this community dearly. though we are geographically separated, I feel so close to them during September.
this is my fourth year participating. last year, I tried themed days. this year my approach is more "we'll see what happens." my goal: to make content that looks and feels personal. like a video scrapbook.
watch my first video below and follow me on YouTube for more.
friends and VEDSies, I'll see all of you tomorrow,
I'm on The Sirens of Audio!
if you've seen my audio dramas page, then you'll know just how excited I am to share that I'm on this week's episode of The Sirens of Audio! Dwayne and Philip were kind enough to invite me for a conversation about some Big Finish audio dramas. We sat down for an hour to chat about two of my favourite half-hour stories: "Urgent Calls" by Eddie Robson and "Summer" by Paul Cornell. We also threw in "Omega" just for good measure :)
listen to the episode at the link above, or watch here:
The guys were so kind, and I had a fantastic time. It just so happened that the day of our recording fell right in the middle of a very busy, stressful week. I'd had a tough day, but it was such a relief to kick back and talk about these three stories, which are all comfort listens for me.
Our conversation covered a lot of ground, so I wanted to add a few show notes of my own:
- if you want to know what other Doctor Who audio stories I recommend, check out my long, incomplete list of Big Finish favourites - getting longer all the time!
- I wrote a prose poem last year called "the light in june" inspired by Paul Cornell's circular time monologue in "Autumn" (which Paul has just retweeted, oh my goodness)
- at the end of the show, Dwayne very kindly recommended my latest song, "warning signs" - a rough sketch of a possible apocalypse
till next time, audiophiles,
🎵why you workin' so hard? the world is ending...🎵
there's a new song up. it's called "warning signs." you can listen to it here.
I wanted to write a longer update, but I'm trying to navigate feeling low while facing down deadline after deadline. I'm questioning the path I'm on. making dark, cozy art. putting on apocalypse jazz and trying not to think too much. crying a lot. not wanting to get up, but getting up anyway.
you should buy sturdier boots,
I'm on The Doctor Who Show!
if you follow me on Twitter (or watched my last couple years of VEDS), you know that I got into classic-era Doctor Who in 2020 and have been obsessed ever since. so it was only a matter of time until this happened: I'm on this week's episode of Primary Sources from The Doctor Who Show podcast! Rob and I had a blast talking about fandom in the 80s, whether your first Doctor is always your favourite Doctor, and why it's totally valid to love OR hate Time and the Rani.
if you've come from the podcast, you should know that Doctor Who content is not my main thing. but I do have fun in fandom every once in a while. mostly with the Fourth Doctor & Sarah Jane Smith. for example:
- I rescored Sarah Jane's farewell with some Murray Gold music to make it even more heartbreaking
- I also took a scene from "The Seeds of Doom" and rescored it with Donna Noble's theme
- I made a lot of GIFs of Sarah Jane & the Doctor
- I'm a huge fan of Big Finish! you can check out of some my favourite stories here, from the Main Range and beyond.
- and I edited together the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Doctors to create the ultimate Pandorica speech:
until next time,
the weekend to decrease world suck
though I am long overdue for a regular homepage update, you are not getting one! mwahahaha! this special update comes to you now because the 15th annual PROJECT FOR AWESOME starts today. if you're not familiar with the P4A, it's an annual charity event created by John and Hank Green. People post videos advocating for charities and, over the course of a 48-hour livestream, the community raises money and votes on charities. the donations are split between Partners in Health and Save the Children in the first half the of the campaign, and community-voted charities in the second half. the livestream always features outstanding creators, there are plenty of perks available for folks who donate, and it is generally a weekend of awesome.