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Web page December 31, 2012
I try to lure you to my web page.
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Busy, busy, busy November 29, 2011
I explain why I've not been making much music lately.
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Exciting News about My Novels December 13, 2010
In addition to negotiating a contract for my short story collection, The Black Dog and Other Stories, which will on shelves in the spring, I am also happy to report the publishing of my first science fiction novel.
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My Third Album Drops 12/14/10 November 19, 2010
After two years, I'm finally releasing Malpais.
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Possible Titles for Gita Tracks November 10, 2010
There are 18 "teachings" in the Bhagavad Gita; tradition has given them names, and these have been translated variously into English.
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Revamping Two Ramayana Tracks November 10, 2010
In trying to pull all the threads of my organically grown Ramayana project (there was no initial plan... I just started randomly creating compositions inspired by different scenes), I'm realizing some songs need work.
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Upcoming Project: Bhagavad Gita November 2, 2010
As soon as I'm done with my Ramayana project, I need to embark on another insane musical journey.
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Wrapping up the Ramayana October 27, 2010
Over the next six months, I hope to compose the final tracks in my Ramayana project.
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Publishing My Novels February 19, 2010
My science fiction novels are now available, free, at www.ascendingspectrum.com
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Acoustic project December 30, 2008
Beginning in January, I'll begin posting songs that are more stripped-down, often with just an acoustic guitar and my voice. I'm tentatively calling this project "Bare."
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Philosophical Zombie released November 24, 2008
My new album is out.
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Sophomore album October 13, 2007
A progress report on Philosophical Zombie
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Philosophical Zombie April 10, 2007
I'm getting close to finishing the rough drafts of the songs from my next album, Philosophical Zombie, which is going to contain decidedly less electronic music in favor of more alternative tracks.
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Songs for Genji March 16, 2007
I return to World Music and to Japan...
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Selling music through Snocap March 6, 2007
I set up my music store on myspace... pretty cool.
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My Album's Out! January 23, 2007
I've finally released my first (digital) album, This Insubstantial Pageant.
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Drowning out the "Silence" January 16, 2007
Music can be so therapeutic, both for the artist and for his loved ones.
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Releasing an Album December 10, 2006
Recently I've been feeling that my music has reached the point at which it can be released digitally through iTunes and so forth. It may not reach many people, but it'll be a lot of fun, rewarding in and of itself.
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Loss of GB files... argh! November 21, 2006
Yes, you're supposed to back up your files, I know. What happens, though, when your external hard drive dies, only to be followed by that on your MacBook Pro?
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More Ramayana and Ashok K. Banker October 15, 2006
So I've put together another couple of Ramayana pieces, inspired by rereading the retelling of that masterful epic by Ashok K. Banker, who has infused one of the most ancient stories in human culture with the sensibilities of modern genre writing.
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Moving forward on the Ramayana Project October 8, 2006
I'm coming back to world music with a couple of new tracks for my musical project based on the Hindu epic known as the Ramayana.
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This Insubstantial Pageant September 19, 2006
My newest project has sort of grown organically out of recent attempts to emulate two of my favorite bands: Cocteau Twins and Underworld. Doing so got me to also finally finish up a cover I'd been working on for more than a year.
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Dancefloor Thrall; No AC August 29, 2006
This week I finished a nifty song with my emo daughter doing some totally uncharacteristic line readings; school started where I teach this week as well, but the AC doesn't work!
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Defending; Ineluctable August 17, 2006
This last month has seen the convergence of two great projects of mine: the proposal for my doctoral dissertation and the creation of a techno track called "Ineluctable."
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Orchestral and Remix Packs July 28, 2006
Well, I got two new Jam Packs for my 15th anniversary, so things may get interesting soon.
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Composing Starkissed Darkness July 24, 2006
I'm going to start trying to preserve (for my own future reference, if nothing else) little narratives of how songs of mine that seem to "work" were put together. Obviously, I'm starting with one I just uploaded, heh. Lousy memory and all.
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Pirate Fever and Other Bowlesian Silliness July 17, 2006
Though I'm reduced to only making music on the weekends (trying to get my dissertation proposal ready for its defense on August 15), I've got a half-dozen irons in the fire.
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How I Got to This Point June 15, 2006
An overview of my musical upbringing and history.
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Status of projects April 7, 2006
Okay, now I've got three major projects going on, and several collaborations in the wings. It's nuts!
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Present and upcoming projects March 22, 2006
I'm starting to think more conceptually than ever before about my music, to be more deliberate about what I do.
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Explaining Samsara and Moksha January 13, 2006
Some people have listened to my satirical rap song "Urban Samsara" and scratched their heads in wonderment. Let me explain some basics of Hinduism to y'all.
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Coolness of Podcasting and Mining the Ramayana January 12, 2006
I reflect on my Podcast and an impeding song release
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Rap and Podcasting January 11, 2006
I gear up for my first experience in podcasting and decide to try some rap.
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Where to check out my opinions December 27, 2005
Interested in knowing what I think about a variety of topics? Check out my column at www.grenme.com
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