Wednesday, November 18, 2009
lala.com - Drop Trio in the Cloud
There are lots of ways to find Drop Trio music online and--frankly--lots of them stink. lala.com carries Drop Trio *and* their interface doesn't suck. Interestingly, $.10 gets you indefinite streaming rights to a track. $.89 get you a DRM-free MP3. Incredible savings! (Bring your kids. We have hot dogs. Those like those, right?)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Licensed through Magnatune
Rumor has it that furniture sales in Houston hit record numbers over Labor Day weekend. Check out the television commercial created by Jake Repp and Judd Meyers that aired in the Houston market over the holiday:
Saturday, September 5 I'll be playing at Fitzgerald's with HRstrut.
This is a CD release show for the band's third album "Feels Like Flight." The new album is already available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Target etc. and physical copies will be available at the show.
HRstrut is a modern rock band with thoughtful lyrics and catchy riffs. You can hear a complete tune on the music page of my website. It's been nearly a decade since the band played its last show, so don't miss this one.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Pro Music Instruction
Hey everyone, recently I opened a music school in the Woodlands, Texas called Pro Music Instruction with Rusty Cooley and Larry Asher. All of us have been teaching in the Spring/Woodlands/Conroe area for over a decade.
We are in need of a couple reliable, experienced (full time or part time) instructors. Our room rent is very affordable.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or your kids want to learn to play music, the school offers lessons for all ages and abilities:
Guitar (shred, rock, classical) Drums (metal, rock, jazz, funk) Piano (beginner) Electric & upright bass (rock, jazz)
Wow, 2 months with no blog posts? Sorry about that. Been a bit of a crazy spring for all three of us. More to come soon, we promise.
Anyway, to keep your ears filled with spaceships, here's a little something to tide you over. Magnatune now offers embeddable streaming audio players so you can listen to both Big Dipper and Cezanne in their entirety. Nifty, no? You can see 'em below, and you can even embed these in your own blogs / myspace / facebook / etc. pages. Magnatune FTW!
This weekend Patrick and I ran the Houston Marathon. This was Patrick's 4th and my 1st.
If you have the means, I highly suggest doing it. The training and the satisfaction of accomplishing such a difficult goal is fairly awesome. Also, I have to say that running a marathon is a great way to see a city at a pace that lets you appreciate where you are. You pass through all sorts of neighborhoods that normally have very little in common. But on this day people of all ages, race, class, etc. line the roads in order to encourage the runners on. Many people bring sliced fruit, drinks, power bars, Kleenex, and other items needed during a long run and pass them out as you run by. Most cheer you on by name (your bib not only has a number but also your first name) and give you a high five as you pass. This was incredible to me. Complete strangers wishing everyone well. Plus, the people working the marathon (who are mostly volunteers) are the best staff ever hired to do anything. I couldn't get over how nice everyone treated each other. This really made me proud of my city. Way to go H-town.
Hope everyone out there in Spaceship Jazz land is having a good December. We're going "below the radar" for a few weeks, but we'll be back to touring starting in mid January, with a few dates in Texas.
BTW, if you're into the music blog thing, Jeff just started one called Broken Record. He's a great writer and it'll probably be a killer blog - all about the changes that are going on in the music industry these days. Give it a read, eh? Cuz Jeff Rocks.
We're playing a show this Saturday night (10/27) at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar (1031 E. 24th St.). We'll be opening for ON THE ONE, a San Diego funk band featuring members of Karl Denson's Tiny Universe.
Any of you kind folks who will be in Austin for the ACL Festival, take note: Drop Trio will be playing an ACL after-party at Club 115 on Sunday, 9/16, opening up for Particle. We play 9pm to 11pm. Hope to see you there.
Thanks to all of you, we took home the "Best Jazz" honors in the Houston Press Music Awards again this year. Both of those ("best" and "jazz") are fairly relative terms, especially in a city as diverse and huge as Houston, but there you have it - the readers have spoken. Thanks all!
Now, do yourself a favor and get over to Cezanne. There are world-class jazz musicians playing there every weekend who put us to shame. Go! Now!