Category Archive: music

  1. Oklahoma Rock

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    OklahomaRock.com just got a major upgrade thanks to Ty of iThemes Creative Services. Ty did all the site design and development, and I helped out with a new logo. I’ve kept up with OklahomaRock.com for a long time on their old site. So it’s awesome to see their new site with a lot of awesome new functionality built on our WordPress theme, Builder. And Ty did a great job of integrating the logo into the site.

    It’s kind of an abstract buffalo skull/record/locomotive. Didn’t want to just do another Oklahoma flag drawing or an obvious buffalo thing, so making it more of a rough shape with a couple possible ambiguous interpretations was fun. I was really excited to get to work on something like this for Ryan.

     

     

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  2. A Blackwatch Christmas

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    Here’s another video from Nathan Poppe about local music made in Norman. I’ve been watching this video take shape every couple days when Nathan would show me what he changed, and I’m so excited that it’s finally out in the wild. Check out the video, and get the whole Fowler VW/Blackwatch Christmas album for free here.

  3. Sherree Chamberlain’s New Album

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    Sherree Chamberlain is about to start on her second album!

    So if you’re not yet familiar with Sherree’s music, go to ye old iTunes and check out her first album. But even more importantly, go to Kickstarter and help her make (and get your own copy of) her next album. I personally bloguarantee that you will love it.

    Go support Sherree’s album now. →

    Disclaimer: My roommate made this video. That’s my fireplace.
    Also, I am madly in love with this woman.

  4. The Golden Age by Beck

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    This song can make any stressed out week calm down. The Golden Age by Beck has been calming me down since sophomore year of college working at the newspaper.

  5. September Mix

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    No fancy, existential title this time. No mystical underpinnings. Just a mix full of music I’ve been enjoying this summer and in the past few weeks. I was afraid that if I didn’t actually sit down and make a mix, some of the more summery songs on this one would never make it onto a mix. So listen to it fast. Like today, to get it in before summer’s over.

    I’ve been wanting to use this fence on something for a while. I bought a house at the beginning of the summer and this picket fence has shown up in my sketches a lot. Usually it’s a sarcastic reference to the quintessential American Dream. Here’s my first use of the fence.

    I made it a bit less patriotic for the mix.

    Click the CD to download.

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  6. April? Mix

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    Thanks to the whining of Matt Danner, here’s another monthly mix.

    This month’s theme is uncertainty and questions. Specifically about God. I am a Christian. I have been in a Christian family my entire life. But I never want to pretend I have things figured out. The more I learn, the less I know. So, I have questions. And that’s healthy. No one should ever stop questioning things, especially those things you profess to be guiding truths in life. So, these songs are about people asking questions about God, country, Christianity and life.

    Enjoy. Because of the lateness of this mix, you might get another one in the coming weeks before May. It may or may not be inspired by a CD I found at my house in Edmond from the summer of 2006. And the cover may include a pair of cargo shorts, as did most of my clothing choices in that period of my life.


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  7. ON House Show Strikes Again

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    O’Colly On is a music blog focusing on local Oklahoma music, both in & out of Stillwater. They’ve done some interviews and videos that you should check out.

    But the coolest thing they’ve done lately is house shows! They clear out a house and bring in some local musicians to play a free show. I went to the last one with Deerpeople and it was pretty incredible. We were hanging out making movies with Nathan Poppe (of OSU ON) a couple months ago and he suggested we have the next one at our house. So we were obviously stoked for that.

    So Sherree Chamberlain, Gentle Ghost and Jacob Abello will be playing at our house, Friday March 26. For free!

  8. March Is About Success!

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    Ok this month’s mix is meant to have more of a sarcastic, irreverent tone. With graduation looming a couple months away and Oklahoma’s everlasting winter the past few months, it hasn’t really been prime for a happy music mix. But with job opportunities and new projects coming up, and the first day of the year over 60 degrees, it’s time for a change. So this mix is about the idea of success and expectations, countered by just wanting to have fun and relax. It’s really just music I felt like listening to when the sun came out this week.

    The album cover is made from ladders. You know, the ones you’re supposed to climb.

    Enjoy!

    Track list:

    Super Pipe House / Videogame Orchestra
    Giving Up The Gun / Vampire Weekend
    Lessons Learned / Matt & Kim
    Re: stacks (Tomas Barfod Remix)/ Bon Iver
    Boy Lilikoi / Jonsi
    Re: stacks (Tomas Barfod Remix)/ Bon Iver
    Your Hand In Mine / Expolosions in the Sky
    Pictures of Success / Rilo Kiley
    The Golden Age / Beck
    Billie Holiday / Miike Snow
    Orange Shirt / Discovery
    The W.A.N.D. / The Flaming Lips
    2080 / Yeasayer
    Walking On A Dream / Empire of the Sun
    The 59th Street Bridge Song / Simon & Garfunkel
  9. Loves me/not

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    February’s mix is here just in time for Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it or hate it, this mix should work for you. The songs alternate one-sad, one-happy all the way through. So if you hate your life, feel free to delete every other song. And vice versa if you’re way too happy.

    I was very close to starting the mix off this with the opening lines of 500 Days of Summer, but I decided against it. So if you think that was a good idea, listen to it here while you download the rest of the mix.

    A Story Of Boy Meets Girl

    Enjoy.

    Track List:

    Love of the Loveless – Eels
    Think I’m In Love – Beck
    Bruised – Ben Folds
    Baby, I Grew You A Beard – Neil Halstead
    Ain’t Gonna Lose You – Brett Dennen
    All My Days – Alexi Murdoch
    This God Damn House – The Low Anthem
    Inspiration Information – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
    Why Do They Leave? – Ryan Adams
    Whole Wide World – Wreckless Eric
    Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime – Beck
    At Last – Etta James

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    Love of the Loveless
    Think I’m In Love
    Bruised
    Baby, I Grew You A Beard
    Ain’t Gonna Lose You
    All My Days
    This God Damn House
    Inspiration Information
    Why Do They Leave?
    Whole Wide World
    Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime
    At Last