Original Music

Interview with The Painter

At the beginning of the year, I got to meet an amazing artist: The Painter. We totally hit it off in this interview from Local Houston Music. The most exciting part about this is that The ETX Rocks Show syndicated it to all of their listeners. I hope you enjoy the interview and The Painter's Music. 

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Late Night Songwriting

Tonight, I'm trying to recreate something from a few weeks ago. Same lighting, same screens, and same seating. My time here in this place is coming to a close; I'll be leaving Deerbrook Gardens. I want to make sure I use this time wisely.

Writing has changed a lot for me over the past few months. I used the board to formulate ideas for so long, that I forgot the roots of this craft: The midnight hours, the drifting thoughts, the spontaneity of melody--I forgot about this. 

As of late, I've been dealing with thoughts quickly & momentously whenever it comes to milling them into song. Previously, songs would be a hollow void of melody that would be constructed, and then filled with thought and lyric. Tonight, I produced lyric, melody, and feeling all at once. Making decisions on the fly. It takes times. One has to sit, and give themselves to the process of writing.

I stopped using drugs over a year ago, and I was very interested in how my art would change because of this. I'm starting to see those differences now.

Whenever you stand in one place, it's hard to understand what it's like to be in another. Whenever I was writing Bulbs I had no idea what I was going to write about next, or even what it would even sound like. Even further, the music that I began to write immediately following Bulbs has somewhat ceased, or at least, taken back seat to these quickly ejected conclusions of my currents thoughts.  

At this point, I'm closer to a new original record than not. I speaks a bit more to the thought of never know what you're going to write about. I thought I had something going, and in reality, something completely different happened. I guess that's a regular part of life. 


Lori Feilds

Along my artistic journey, I have run into some very inspiring people; one of those people date back to my days in high school, whenever I was a senior. I worked for her mother in the year prior, so I knew to be expecting a talent entering the pit section—that I was the leader of—in the marching band.She and I got off to a horrible start. I could say that I downright despised her. Musically speaking, she was quite better than me, so her demise was something that I would have been satisfied in as I exited my final year of high school. Once the drama of high school disappeared—for reasons I can’t recall—she contacted me via MySpace. I can remember a few Saturdays that she and I would hang out, go to the movies, and talk about our artistic journeys. I learned that she and I were actually a lot alike in how we practiced our trades as musicians, and since then I’ve come to have a great respect for who she is & and what she stands for. She’s kept in touch with me over the past few years since I left my home town, and just recently she’s began posting music videos of her performing original music on YouTube. With all of that being said I would like to introduce to my readers who may or may not know her: Singer/Songwriter; Lori Fields…

To see more videos from Lori check out her YouTube Channel.