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I feel useless tonight

A confection that’s stale and might

Break a tooth if indulgence succumbed 

Better to leave me alone
I feel horny tonight

Anxious and longing cause the moment is right

Driven from terrors of quieted rage

Trapped inside a locked cage
I was searching

I was searching for my soul

Cause I was sent here

I was sent to rock and roll
Someone save me tonight

There’s no reason, no wrongs and no rights

Just a sad lonely ghost

Trying to make the most
Someone save me tonight

I’m a little boy lost to the night

With no light source no one for a guide

Someone save me tonight
I was searching

I was searching for my soul

Cause I was sent here

I was sent to rock and roll
Someone save me tonight

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It seems like I’ve been at this forever but I’m finally getting it together! I’ve missed writing here on wordpress and commenting back and forth with the great writers that are everywhere on this site. Below is the reason I’ve been away. My album is finally finished!!

This is a link to the digital album. Please listen to the samples and download if you like what you hear. I’ll post a link for the physical album once I get that sorted out. Do people even buy cds anymore?? I guess I’ll find out.

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Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Mine was filled with family, relaxation, and good times. I braved Black Friday but could only take an hour, and late night at that when the craziness had died down.

I have some exciting news on the music front. My album Suckerfish is available on iTunes!! I’m now up there with acts like Garfunkel and Oates, Adam Green, Marcy Playground, Green Day, Weezer, Muse, Taylor Dayne, Bananarama, etc. You get the picture.

As a celebration of that accomplishment, I uploaded a new song to stream on my bandcamp page. It’s called Malady and I hope you enjoy it! Download it from iTunes and leave a comment in the ratings section. It will really help this album get noticed. Thanks so much!

https://scholtz.bandcamp.com/

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Suckerfish is ready for download! – click link

I’ve realized lately that it doesn’t matter if no one listens to this, buys it, downloads it, likes it, shares it, or appreciates it.

I love it. I’m very proud of it. I’m extremely grateful to everyone who had a hand in making it, everyone who inspired it, and everyone who supported it.

While I invented characters and plot lines, and changed some lyrics to accommodate the story, this is a very personal record for me. All of the songs were inspired by someone I know or something that happened and while some of the scenes are fantastical, they all started in a very real and vulnerable place. This makes it equal parts scary to put out there and rewarding that a big part of me is in this and ready for others to experience.

So I’m okay if this album falls on impaired ears. It was something I had to do and I had to put out. And who knows? Maybe enough people will appreciate it and share it with others who appreciate it and it keeps going and going until I hear from someone in Belarus who loves listening to it as much as I do. That would be amazing.

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Click here for my bandcamp page!

Suckerfish cover art

I finally posted the first four songs to my bandcamp page! I was waiting to settle on a good layout which I feel we finally came up with a good one. 

As far as the story line goes, the first four songs introduce the character of The Tinkerer and his feelings about losing the one he loves. He feels guilt for not being able to save her and sees her in everything around him, which only leads him to envy the machines he works on and how they don’t feel.

Please click on the link and check out the songs. The lyrics are there also so you can follow the story easier. I really hope you like it and please share the page with a friend if you like it or know someone who would. 

Thanks for reading and listening!

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While we’re taking our time with the artwork for my album, I’m happy to say that things are coming along nicely on the business side of things. I started a Bandcamp page. It’s still in its infancy so I only have one song posted, Suckerfish, and the album cover. I’ve also completed most everything at CD Baby where people will be able to download the digital version of the album.

There are plenty of descriptions that I still have to work on for both websites, which are surprisingly difficult. Summarizing the entirety of a storyline told within 11 songs in only a couple sentences is a task in condensing I’ve always had trouble with. In some of my other stories, I’ve been able to tell the premise simply and concisely, probably because the stories are short. But even with the bigger ideas, this step seems to come fairly easy.

So why is this one so difficult? I think because spoiling the story is not as big of a concern. Most of the fun about reading a new novel or seeing a new movie is experiencing it for the first time. You don’t know what will happen, other than a strong inclination that things will work out okay. It’s exciting not knowing what will happen but knowing that you WILL know what happens by the time you finish the story.

For this album, as much as I want the story to be told, the music is the important part of this equation. It’s what people will judge when they listen to it. Most people won’t even know what the story is after they listen to it…but they will know the songs and how they feel when they listen to it. 

So when I’m putting together these descriptions, I’m trying to balance what the songs sound like with what they’re about. It’s proving to be a challenge but I’ll keep trying until they’re great.

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It’s been awhile since I wrote about my music. Partly due to my Halloween film fest writing project, but also because I’m neck deep into the business/marketing side of music, a subject which I know little about. The past month and a half since I finished recording has been filled with emails about one aspect of the business or another: the artwork, the mastering, the licensing, etc. It’s been hectic and trying to coordinate everything so that I can make a before December release date has been challenging to say the least.

As of now, my top priority is the artwork. I’ve been working with a great graphic photo artist named Deyo Glines who is based out of California. After telling him about the cd and sending him the songs and lyrics, we’ve come up with some things that really go well with the music. I’m really excited how the artwork is accentuating the songs and the story they tell to the point where I don’t feel the need to put a photo of myself in there. I will somewhere but I’m really loving the photo story aspect.

As I wait for all the legalese to work itself out, I can at least show the most probably cover I’ll be going with. Hopefully, you’ll like it!

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