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The Moviegoer Project


THE MOVIEGOER PROJECT is a one-man cinematic music project that combines guitar and live drums in real time using 50+ guitar pedals, including eight looping pedals.  This project was designed to create movie scores live without having to use computer trickery.  Everything is done in real-time, and there are no pre-recorded loops or samples.

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The Moviegoer Project


THE MOVIEGOER PROJECT is a one-man cinematic music project that combines guitar and live drums in real time using 50+ guitar pedals, including eight looping pedals.  This project was designed to create movie scores live without having to use computer trickery.  Everything is done in real-time, and there are no pre-recorded loops or samples.

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Del Cine


The Del Cine project started one day in 2008 when my friend Lee Scarborough and I called our favorite recording studio, Electrical Audio in Chicago, and asked if we could record with our favorite engineer, Steve Albini.

Steve is most famous for recording Nirvana’s In Utero.  We thought it was a shot in the dark to get to record with Steve, even though he has a reputation for being open to recording any project, and especially for supporting independent artists.

To our delight, we were able to book the session, and in the summer of 2009 we spent two hectic days recording a four-song EP with Steve. 

We returned to Chicago several times to finish the project, but in the end we kept coming back to the original quick mix Steve did of the songs during that first two-day session.  Those original versions of the tracks are what we released.

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Del Cine


The Del Cine project started one day in 2008 when my friend Lee Scarborough and I called our favorite recording studio, Electrical Audio in Chicago, and asked if we could record with our favorite engineer, Steve Albini.

Steve is most famous for recording Nirvana’s In Utero.  We thought it was a shot in the dark to get to record with Steve, even though he has a reputation for being open to recording any project, and especially for supporting independent artists.

To our delight, we were able to book the session, and in the summer of 2009 we spent two hectic days recording a four-song EP with Steve. 

We returned to Chicago several times to finish the project, but in the end we kept coming back to the original quick mix Steve did of the songs during that first two-day session.  Those original versions of the tracks are what we released.

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Happy


In 2008 I released Happy, an album of original music recorded with $10,000 and the few dreams I had left. The album placed top 5 in a national magazine contest and sold a few hundred copies. Months later I graduated law school, took a job as a lawyer, and let Happy die.

Then in 2010 I started receiving royalty checks for Internet radio play of Happy. Each year the checks got a little bigger. Eventually, somebody posted one of the songs, Find Someone, on YouTube, and people started writing comments like:

THANK YOU SO MUCH I've been looking for this for so incredibly long.

I ALMOST gave up. I've had this song bookmarked for over 2 years xD lol fantastic song.

So how DID you find this song to purchase? I love it! I've had it on my Pandora station for a while now and I need to buy it!

Five years after its original release, and over 1.5 million Pandora plays later, here’s Happy again. I’ve put it back on iTunes. It’s also on Spotify and all the other main digital outlets. You can still order physical copies from the website for $5 until I run out of the CDs I have left.  

This release includes a special version of Find Someone with an alternate first verse and no bridge. It was the demo version we listened to before recording in the studio. The revised first verse and the bridge were written while eating breakfast at the hotel before heading to the studio.    

I am humbled by the last few years and the resurrection of my little album that couldn’t. I recorded Happy as a last attempt to follow a dream. What has happened since has changed my views on what it means to be a musician today.

Cheers,

David

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Happy


In 2008 I released Happy, an album of original music recorded with $10,000 and the few dreams I had left. The album placed top 5 in a national magazine contest and sold a few hundred copies. Months later I graduated law school, took a job as a lawyer, and let Happy die.

Then in 2010 I started receiving royalty checks for Internet radio play of Happy. Each year the checks got a little bigger. Eventually, somebody posted one of the songs, Find Someone, on YouTube, and people started writing comments like:

THANK YOU SO MUCH I've been looking for this for so incredibly long.

I ALMOST gave up. I've had this song bookmarked for over 2 years xD lol fantastic song.

So how DID you find this song to purchase? I love it! I've had it on my Pandora station for a while now and I need to buy it!

Five years after its original release, and over 1.5 million Pandora plays later, here’s Happy again. I’ve put it back on iTunes. It’s also on Spotify and all the other main digital outlets. You can still order physical copies from the website for $5 until I run out of the CDs I have left.  

This release includes a special version of Find Someone with an alternate first verse and no bridge. It was the demo version we listened to before recording in the studio. The revised first verse and the bridge were written while eating breakfast at the hotel before heading to the studio.    

I am humbled by the last few years and the resurrection of my little album that couldn’t. I recorded Happy as a last attempt to follow a dream. What has happened since has changed my views on what it means to be a musician today.

Cheers,

David