50/90 PLAN FOR 2020:
I'm not even going to state a plan in advance for this summer, since such plans always seem to fall through.
Rather, let what happens, happen! The vagaries of fortune and the muse await!
MY RECENT ALBUMS:
My most recent release (June 2020) is a goofy 8-song, 17-minute EP telling the story of a one-on-one basketball match between two of my friends (Matt Farley of Motern Media fame and Melvin from Belgium) a few years ago that ended up being one of the most thrilling sports matches I've ever seen. It's called Matt & Melvin: Awesome Basketball Rivalry, OK?, and it includes contributions from seven(!) of my friends (including Matt and Melvin), primarily on vocals. Also, every track features me on live electric ukulele, which I just picked up right before last year's 50/90! I'm quite pleased with how it came out. You can listen on Bandcamp or Spotify or Apple Music or Amazon or any of the normal streaming or download sites.
Before that (January 2019) was the debut EP Dirty Magazines (in the Woods) by "Owen's New Best Friends," a band I'm in with my friend Jay Mayo. I handle the music and lyrics, while Jay handles the vocals. This release is kind of hair-metal inspired. It's been very fruitful partnership so far! You can listen to the EP on Bandcamp, or Spotify, etc., etc...
You can check out my earlier music (with me on awful vocals) at my website, including The King of July 4th, an eight-song mini-album by Burger Stuffer Supreme made up of songs about or inspired by competitive eating written for FAWM or 50/90 (with one exception) from 2014-2018, although somewhat to substantially re-recorded (including all vocals) in June 2018. There's also the full-length For Those About to Grow Your Beard (We Salute You) by Opinionated Whiskers, comprised of songs largely written during the 2017 50/90. Both are also at Spotify, etc.
In junior high a long, long time ago, I elected to take flute as my required instrument. Unfortunately, in my second year, I was put in a third-year class due to a scheduling conflict. Being so far behind everyone else made me miserable. As a result, I did . . . unfortunate things to my flute to sabotage it in order to try to get out of class.
The repair guy figured it out pretty quick.
Nonetheless, while I've always enjoyed a very active listening relationship with music, the whole experience pretty much killed any interest I had in making my own. Until over twenty years later, when for some reason I picked up a keyboard and a computer DAW.
And now, I'm loving every minute of it.