Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thrice Interview

"Who created these rules that are just supposed to be there?

I mean, nobody.

So why am I following them or whatever?

So, this was really cool in that aspect that we could just create with absolute freedom."

-Thrice, on writing and recording The Alchemy Index

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


An impromtu recording of Stevie Nick's song Silverspring by Darren King, Jeremy Larson and vocalist Stacy Dupree of Eisley.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

On Eisley and Success in the Music Business

One of my friends at wb (a high-up) once referred to Eisley as "the little train that could". I know he meant well but I would never characterize this band as this huffing/puffing little engine trying to climb a steep mountain but I can certainly attest to their level of perseverance and commitment to what they're doing.

I think it does take moxie but Eisley is not merely trying... they are being. Sure - the business side of this can be discouraging but you don't give up on what you are/who you are just because things are tough along the way. I've said it many times (read exhaustive study in previous journal): this is not about status, fame, popularity, money... or even about the struggle. You don't track your success by how fast you make it up the mountain or whether you even make it to the top of the mountain. It's not how many downloads you get or how many "next big thing" articles they write about you. It's not about whether Rolling Stone thinks you suck or if they think you are the "new god's of new metal" (where is Evanscence?). You don't win by being more popular than your peers.

You win by writing, recording, releasing music you love, are proud of. You get it out there however you can. You win by connecting with people through music. You win by influencing the world around you with your art. Hopefully along the way, you make the difference in someone's life. Hopefully you create a musical backtrack they can call their own. You define yourself by how you positively influence others in space and time. You use the talent God has given you. 

-Boyd Dupree

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lower Lights Burning Live at The Q

My friend Graydon asked me to shoot a little bit of his show last night at The Q. This is Lower Lights Burning (Michael and Graydon Holden) with guest musicians Bruce Pearson and Abby Gundersen.  I loved their performance.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Making Of The Making Of

I spent many hours working on this video.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Empyrean Re-Opens

The Empyrean, a coffee pub and live music venue in Spokane, just had it's grand re-opening at their new location.  I'm excited to visit and play a show there. 

Karli Fairbanks did a great job on their new chalk sign.  


A friend posted this on Facebook.  I was swept away when I watched it.