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Father’s Day without Dad

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There’s nothing wrong with Father’s Day. Every day should be Father’s Day. And Mother’s Day, for that matter. As everyone celebrates Father’s Day this year, this is instead the first Father’s Day that my Dad is not here. There are probably millions (or billions) of other people who have lost their father and can’t celebrate or even look at this day the same way.

Being able to buy gifts for my Dad and seeing his happiness this day was truly an honor, and one that I will never get to experience again.

Saying that I love my Dad goes way beyond posting his pic on Facebook, or changing my profile pic to a one that includes him, or saying a platonic thing like “Love you Dad/Miss you!” and then going right back to being a careless, disobedient, person who brings no value to society and to mankind.

Instead, honor your Dad, whether he is here or not. By being a good, respectful, upstanding person. A person of character and value. And most importantly, one who offers something positive to society in order to make it a better place. Guaranteed if you do these things, your Dad will always be happy with you. He could ask for no less.

I’ll continue to try to be just that. Happy Father’s Day to my Dad, and all those who have lost theirs.

Reflecting on year…and announcing new albums

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As yet another year comes to a close, let’s take some time to reflect.

The past few years have been highly difficult. I’m surely not the only one that can say something like that, and not one to say things were really bad for me. I’m certain that others have had much worse. I am grateful and thankful for the things that I have, and am reminded each day to work harder, as nothing should be taken for granted.

2013 was, for all intents and purposes, a good year to me, by comparison to recent times. It is my hope that 2014 is an even better one. I’ll strive for it. We should all.

To close out the year and bring in the new one, I am announcing the titles of my two forthcoming albums. As mentioned in recent posts, I have actually been composing for almost three years, and have never stopped, since the release of my previous album, One and Only. The result is two brand new albums, filled with brand new, original material between them. There are no covers or remakes; it’s all new.

Without further ado, here are the titles of the albums:

Title: Let It Rain (The Great Sadness)
Composed: 2011 – 2012
Tracks: 15
Title: City of Lights
Composed: 2012 – 2013
Tracks: 12

Artwork has been completed for City of Lights, with the artwork for Let It Rain to follow closely.

Stay tuned for music clips and general availability, which should happen in the beginning of January.

Quiet few months

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I’ve been struggling with a hard decision lately. I know what some of you might think this is: me giving up music. That couldn’t be the furthest thing from the truth. The fact is that I will never give up music. And whenever I say music, I mean creating music.

As a matter of fact, I’ve been trying to figure out if I should stop creating music and focus on promoting what I already have. But then a beautiful melody, a perfect idea, harmony, or feeling practically forces me back to the piano. It’s both a lose-lose and a win-win situation all in one.

I think what will do is devote a healthy split between the two, and not let one dominate the other. I have so much new material to share with the world, but so little time to promote it. Now I fully understand why artists hire managers and promoters.

Stay tuned. Some great music is coming out soon.

Just a quick update…

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Migration over to the new website has been fully completed, with email and all. In the meantime, I hope you all are enjoying the new song. I promise the new album will be worth the wait. Thanks for all your support; it helps drive me to keep pushing forward.

I’m back

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I’m back.
Now that I’ve migrated back to this site as a foundation, it has in the meantime become much more leaner, better organized, and allows me to keep in touch with all my fans in one central location. Not to mention that it’s completely tied in with all the social networking sites and completely integrated with iPhone and Android devices, looks like it’s time to roll again.

I have another full album ready for release. All that needs to happen is artwork and media. Don’t forget to listen to the new bonus track from my album. Talk to you all soon.

New song from upcoming album

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Here is one of the bonus tracks from my upcoming album. The name of the song is This Mystery.

This song features a coalescence of two prominent Oriental instruments, the Koto and the Shamisen. I tried to capture a mysterious atmosphere and infuse it with violin/orchestral tracks, and the result was this song. I think it is a very good effort, and I certainly hope you will be pleased with it. Enjoy…

I’m still here. For the long haul.

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I admit it’s been a while since I updated the site. Sometimes life becomes convoluted and takes up so much of our time that we forget the important things. I haven’t forgotten.

The music never stopped. As a matter of fact, I’ve since finished another entire album and am again halfway through a new one.

If one thing is constant, it is the pain that all of us feel. It is part of who we are, why we do what we do. It helps to drive us. The problem is that a lot of us do not know how to control it and it drives us to do all the wrong things. And hurt each other in the process.

I wish I could stand here and tell you life is peachy. It’s not. Everyone is searching for that inner (and outer) peace, but it is ever elusive. We are all just pulling shades over our eyes to temporarily mask the sadness. It doesn’t work. You need an outlet.

And this is the reason for my music. It’ll continue.

I’m in the process of moving back to this site, as it’s improved, and quite frankly is a better platform for publicizing my music. I will continue to release more information on the new album, which will be coming out in a month or two.

Thanks for all your support and kind words. I will reward you in the best way, and with the best music.

active soon

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As this month comes to a close, I find myself thinking more and more of how my next album is going to shape up. The ideas come so fast and overflow so easily; I find it hard to contain myself, but I have to…

So quiet, so very quiet now
So quiet, so very quiet now

This is going to be a great upcoming musical project. Yamaha just released lots of updates for the Motif XS, which will only help me in my endeavor. Some of the things that they released, such as new drum sounds, only serve to provide the basis for my musical experimentation.

In the meantime, I have narrowed down to 2 names for my current album’s title. Also, working on getting the thing copyrighted so I can release it to the world.

Good things to come, really good. At the expense of my feelings, so be it. Stay tuned. A rollercoaster wave of  music is coming soon!!!