I’m back

March 13, 2013 6:52 pm ET · 0 comments

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coverWow! It’s been almost an entire year since I’ve written a blog post… but honestly, time has been flying by ridiculously quickly! The last post I made was announcing that my first fully produced single “You Don’t Even Know” was finished, and yesterday, it became my first song to ever go on iTunes! I’m SO excited to have one of my original pieces out there for anyone to purchase. It has definitely opened my eyes to how much of a reality this is all becoming.

Like I said before, the song was completed about a year ago so my writing ability and style has definitely changed since it was finished along with my vocal and instrumental abilities as well. I hope everyone enjoys “You Don’t Even Know” and is willing to donate $0.99 to own it! I love each and every one of you for your support ♥

I love getting feedback so if you’d like to leave a comment about what you thought of the song that would be great! I’d really appreciate it! Thank you guys so much!

I’ll definitely be blogging A LOT in the near future, because trust me when I say THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. I have a lot more suuuuper exciting news coming your way so stay tuned! 🙂

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The full sound… for the first time

March 31, 2012 11:58 am ET · 0 comments

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Today is the release of my first fully produced single, “You Don’t Even Know”.

This is the first song I wrote, in early February, and with the help of John Seda at Rising Sun Studio, I have produced.

So give it a listen and let me know what you think.

Hope you like it! 🙂

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Today is the release of the live version of “Smile At Me.” You can listen to it by clicking on the title, and you can also download the song to put on your music player.

I’m sure a lot of you can relate to it—that happy feeling with butterflies you get when your crush ‘smiles at you.’ The song was recorded while I was at Salton Sea in the southern California desert.

So, give it a listen and leave me a comment with your opinion!

Thanks. There’s so much more to come soon!

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Back home!

March 12, 2012 6:59 pm ET · 2 comments

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I landed in Florida on Friday morning and have been working on some new songs.

I finished a few new lyrics on the plane rides to and from California. Unfortunately, it’s a little too loud to write a melody on a plane. Over the weekend, I spent some time with friends and starting tomorrow, it’s back to school!

As some of you may know, my first official music video went up on YouTube on Saturday and it’s been getting a great amount of traffic! Thank you all so much for the support!

Hopefully sometime this week I’ll be meeting with producer John Seda to continue working on my first fully produced song. I can’t wait to share it with you and hear what you think of it!

Stay tuned!

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My first music video

March 10, 2012 12:05 pm ET · 12 comments

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Here is my first-ever official music video! I wrote the song in the video about three weeks ago. It’s about a player-type guy who needs a “reality check.” The video was filmed last Tuesday, by my father, at three separate locations in Los Angeles.

The first location was the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. On Tuesday, the average temperature in L.A. was 54 degrees with medium winds, making it really feel about 49 degrees.

My first outfit of the day was a short-sleeved shirt and jean shorts. Luckily, I had brought a jean jacket with me and wore that for the majority of the shots taken at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. Well, I can tell you honestly, it’s called the “scenic overlook” for a reason! This was one of the most beautiful views of Los Angeles I have ever seen.

After getting all the shots we wanted, my dad and I headed to our second location: Venice Beach. We were looking for a kinda grungy look, hoping to get that in some alleyways near the beach. When we entered the first alleyway, we noticed the graffiti that we expected to see all over the walls had been cleaned up! Apparently, after all these years, the Venice Beach clean-up committee has finally taken action. So, we found a single dumpster with a good amount of graffiti on it and shot a little in front of that. Then we got a few shots on the boardwalk and we were out of there! It was much windier on the beach than at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.

Dad and I stopped for lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in L.A., Tito’s Tacos. After a high quality lunch like that, I was ready to film again! We headed to the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro for our third and final location. The Port is a huge harbor, one of the busiest seaports in the world. Unfortunately, the fact that it’s located on a body of water did not make the temperature any more comfortable than it was on the beach. Around the harbor itself are several warehouses, and Dad and I decided they would make pretty cool backgrounds for the video. So, we shot what we wanted in front of the warehouses and were back in the beautifully warm car again.

So, now that you know how the video was filmed and what it’s about, I hope you enjoy my first ever music video and share it with as many people as possible!

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The wait is over!

March 7, 2012 1:53 am ET · 0 comments

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For those of you who “liked” my Facebook page, I promised you a new song today.

Well, here it is. Just like the previously posted song, you can download this song FOR FREE by clicking here!  It’s called “Ruined.” It’s a little feistier than the last song I posted, and with it, I’m hoping to show you a different side of me.

So please listen to it and leave me a comment with what you think of it! Thank you all so much!

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My amazing week

March 7, 2012 1:45 am ET · 2 comments

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This week has been absolutely amazing!

On Friday night I flew to LA. I’ve been spending every day with my sister, dad, and stepmom. Every day has been a new adventure!

Yesterday, my dad, my sister, and I took a trip to a desolate place called Salton Sea. The Salton Sea is the largest body of water in all of California. It was created by a fluke, with an aqueduct from the Colorado River. When this body of water was created, businessmen took it and turned it into a vacation spot, building real estate and tourism businesses. However, the water turned extremely salty and all the fish began to die.

People fled, leaving behind their homes and in some cases, possessions.

When we arrived, we felt like we were looking at a post-apocalyptic world; beat-up old houses, abandoned about 40 years ago, some still filled with their original furniture, others completely barren. After driving as close to the sea as possible, my dad set up the video cameras and we decided it was time to make a music video. I sat on a rock directly next to the Salton Sea as I sang a new song I finished writing last Wednesday titled, “Smile At Me.”

After the song was recorded, my sister and I went around exploring the desolate wasteland together. However, even after seeing these amazingly ransacked homes, the most breathtaking thing of all was yet to come: the sunset. The most beautiful display of reds, oranges, pinks, purples, and some blues illuminated the sky.

We all took pictures until it was so dark we could barely see the ground beneath our feet. When we returned to the car, we embarked on the three-and-a-half-hour-long journey back home.

Today, my dad and I ran around LA finding different locations to film another video for a different song. This song, entitled “How Things Work,” is much different than my other songs for a reason all of you will discover when you watch the video and hear the song. So, our first location was Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, which gave us a wide view of a part of Los Angeles from pretty high up. Our next location was Venice Beach. We started our video shoot in an alley way and then moved to the boardwalk. We then took a lunch break at a personal favorite of mine, Tito’s Tacos. With our bellies full, we were back on the road headed to the harbor in San Pedro. It was pretty cold and windy when we got there, but the warehouse we filmed in front of was a great background.

I had so much fun filming today and I can’t wait to share my videos with you!

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There’s more to come

February 29, 2012 10:40 pm ET · 0 comments

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I’ve been having a great week, with a good amount of traffic on the site, a lot of very nice and thoughtful comments from so many of you, and some new fans on the Facebook page. And I’ve written a few new songs!

Tomorrow, I’m visiting John Seda at Rising Sun Studios, who engineered my first recording session, to plan the production of one of my songs—things like adding some percussion, perhaps a melody line on guitar, and generally turning my track into a fuller, more polished song.

On Friday, I’m flying to California to visit my dad and sister for my Spring Break. I’m really excited to see all my family there and hopefully, I’ll be able to record a video or two! I’m having a photo shoot Sunday morning with a friend of ours who’s a really incredible photographer! I’m reaaaally excited about that!

I’m staying in California for a week; short but sweet. I can’t wait to share more news with all of you!

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You’re my inspiration! Thanks.

February 27, 2012 1:06 am ET · 2 comments

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Wow!

These past two days have been amazing! With over 700 pageviews on the first day, and just under 700 pageviews Sunday, all of your support completely blew me away! We just hit 100 downloads on my first downloadable song, “Made for Me (Out of Sight, Out of Heart)” which is waaaay more than I expected!

Thank you all so much for all of the encouragement!!!

In fact, your encouragement has been so great that I became inspired and whipped up another song! That makes a total of SIX songs I’ve finished writing!

I can’t wait to share more of my music with you all really soon!

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And we’re off!

February 25, 2012 2:34 pm ET · 7 comments

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Hi everyone!

This is the official launch of my website! I hope you enjoy it.

On this site you can listen and download (for free!!) my first single, “Made for Me (Out of Sight, Out of Heart).”

Someone close to my heart inspired this song, and the title is actually an old Russian expression that I learned from my family.

Feel free to share this site with as many people as possible and enjoy all of its many features. You can comment on the song page about what you like about the music or lyrics, or ideas you may have about making it better.

You can listen to the music or you can download it and put it on your phone or music player.

And by clicking the SHARE button on every page, you can post on Facebook or other social services about it.

Welcome. I sure hope you like this song. There are more coming!

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