December 8, 2016
I am in the process of recording a new collection of original songs, currently working again at Macy Studios with my co-producer and engineer, John Macy. We’re closer to the end than the beginning I think, but I cannot put that feeling into any definitive timeline for completion. As before, theses new tunes are being ably brought to life by some stellar musicians. Until then, Accidental Human and Changes in the Heart are available from iTunes, Amazon Music, and others. Those albums can also be previewed on my ReverbNation page but cannot be purchased from that site.
I was honored to be included in the Chuck Pyle Memorial Concert at Swallow Hill recently, sharing the stage with an array of talented artists who shared a common affection for Chuck’s body of work. It was a gloriously collaborative and warm celebration before an appreciative and engaged sold-out audience, all sharing the same affinity for the music of my old friend. I performed Chuck’s “Diablo Deadeye,” and remained onstage to accompany Jim Ratts and Gordon Burt (Chuck’s longtime fiddler) on “Jaded Lover.”Read More
Finally finished my two British Regiments from Victrix Ltd. The 72 figures took more than a few months to complete, and the final 24 figures comprising the flank companies of light and grenadier stands took quite a bit more time than the center companies. The flank company shoulder wings presented some painting problems and I started over on them several times, trying to figure out the best way to realize a clean result. Some of the sculptures seemed distorted which added to the difficulty. After several attempts at perfection, I gave up and accepted the fact that I couldn’t do any better.
The regimental flags sourced from Battle-Flag.com were a great addition, and I will continue to use them for any new 28mms I do, if available. The flag cords on the Victrix poles are awkwardly placed, so I removed them, cut off the tassels, and made new cords with twisted solder wire. The new cords fit the flow of the flags better, and can be arranged however I see fit.
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