I recently signed on as “Music Director” for director Ward Serrill’s newest project, TreeStory. Serrill’s previous feature, Heart of the Game, premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, and was released theatrically by Miramax Films.  Richard Roeper called it “an oscar-level piece of work.” TreeStory explores the relationship between humans and trees, told through personal stories, awakening a new way of experiencing trees, and promoting a worldwide movement of tree care. You can become part of that movement now by visiting www.treestorymovie.com. Stay tuned to this space and my on again, off again blog, The Puzzle Tree Junk Drawer, for the play-by-play as the film develops.

Music From the Film A Lot Like You will be available soon on Puzzle Tree Records. We will begin taking pre-orders at The Puzzle Tree Online Store on Tuesday, January 11. Stay tuned for more info on when the album will be available in stores and on iTunes.

There will be a private press screening of A Lot Like You at our wrap party in Seattle on January 13. I have some tickets to give away to lucky ADNC readers. To be entered to win, send an email with the subject line “Seattle Screening” to contact (at) puzzletreemusic [dot] com. Winners will be picked in a random lottery drawing and notified by email.

Speaking of the lottery, I recently completed new original music for a Washington Lottery TV spot. Thanks to everyone at Cole & Weber United, Oh Hello, Pure Audio, and Emoto. I will post a clip once the spot airs.

Airing now is a new Amica TV spot featuring my music.

On the TV: I recently taped an interview for KING-TV’s Evening Magazine. Watch my blog for air dates etc.

In my fall report, I talked about how a couple of Droge and Summers Blend tracks had been pulled out of the freezer to defrost so we could get them onto the front burner. While they have spent some time simmering, things are not cooking as quickly as we hoped. Once the A Lot Like You record is done, we plan on turning our attention to all things Blend.