I Don’t Play Avant-Garde Music

An excerpt from Nobody Knows I’m Famous: A Year In Life Of An Unknown Musician 14 July 2016, Thursday Although I am often labeled as such, I am not an avant-garde musician. In fact, I don’t think there is such thing as avant-garde music any more. Avant-garde, in relation to art, used to mean “cutting edge” and “progressive”; …

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Nobody Knows I’m Famous

An excerpt from Nobody Knows I’m Famous: A Year In Life Of An Unknown Musician 22 April 2016, Friday I’m working under the premise that if I write half a page a day for the next year, I’ll produce a publishable manuscript that illuminates the inner workings of Halloween Baptizmand my thoughts on music in general. …

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Halloween Blog 3

WOW! You actually came to visit! Thank you. Here you will find material that wasn’t quite good enough for the book (mostly lists). More to come. 29 November 2016, Tuesday Exercise: Can Listing “What You Like” Help You Understand “Why You Like It?” (Does It Matter?) Musicians I like, who almost no one could objectively …

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Can Listing “What You Like” Help You Understand “Why You Like It?” (Does It Matter?)

29 November 2016, Tuesday EXERCISE: CAN LISTING “WHAT YOU LIKE” HELP YOU UNDERSTAND “WHY YOU LIKE IT?” (DOES IT MATTER?) List: Musicians you like, who almost no one could objectively deny are great players (technical), artists, and composers Musicians you like, who are great technically but are arguably not great composers Musicians you like, who most people don’t like and you completely understand why (too jarring, too edgy, too …

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Shawn Buys A Kiss Record

An excerpt from Nobody Knows I’m Famous: A Year In Life Of An Unknown Musician When I was six-years-old, I told my mom that I had heard a song on the radio and that I’d like to buy the record…but, I didn’t know what the song was called or who played it. Undaunted, my mom took …

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Halloween Blog

Thanks for coming to visit! Here you will find excerpts from my book Nobody Knows I’m Famous: A Year In Life Of An Unknown Musician, as well as a few essays and entries that I removed before publication. More to come throughout the month of October 2018. Shawn Buys a Kiss Record 2. Exercise: Can Listing …

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Halloween Press

Press for Halloween Baptizm and Nobody Knows I’m Famous “Required reading for anyone trying to negotiate the modern music world, not so much as a how-to, but rather as a traveling companion, providing companionship and sympathy for those of us trying to make our way.” – Michael Ross, Guitar Moderne “That Persinger is so good at …

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Halloween Baptizm Art

The artwork for Halloween Baptizm was created by two artists. Maria Nicklin did the cover art for the CD, transcription book, and poster. Gonzalo Fuentes created the cover art for Nobody Knows I’m Famous, as well as illustrations to compliment the essays therein. Below is a sample of their respective works. Please visit their webpages …

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Contact

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