I recently spent a week in the south of France attending Mix with the Masters. The teacher for the week-long seminar on record production was TCHAD BLAKE. I returned to my studio re-energized and inspired beyond belief. I hope to find time to share thoughts about this life-changing experience. In the meantime, a PHOTO.

The mini-documentary Something in the Water will air nationally on the PBS show American Masters. The piece, directed by Ward Serrill, turns a lens on the current Seattle music scene. In addition to composing a bit of original music, I kept an ear on all things music and audio. Air date is Friday, October 21 following the television premier of Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam doc PJ20. Check local listings.

A Lot Like You director Eli Kimaro screened the film and gave the keynote address at Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s annual conference. View her keyote address HERE. Regular All Droge News Compendium readers know that in addition to creating the music, I also served as one of the film’s producers. ALLY also made it’s Canadian premier at the Montreal International Black Film Festival. Here are some upcoming screenings:
OCT 2: FILMWAX FILM SERIES (Brooklyn, NY) Eli attending. Info HERE.
OCT 5: ARTISPHERE (Washington DC) Eli attending. Tickets HERE.
OCT 7: ASIAN ARTS INITIATIVE (Philadelphia) Eli attending.

GREAT CAUSE #1: A track I worked on with Stone Gossard ages ago was recently unearthed and included on a great 3CD set call Live from Nowhere Near You-Vol 2. All proceeds go to Outside In, a Portland, Oregon non-profit focused on providing aid and counseling to homeless youth.

GREAT CAUSE #2: I just mixed a live in-studio performance of my song, “Under The Waves” that is to appear on a charity record called Joey’s Song. Look for it next year.

GREAT CAUSE #3: I am about to begin work on a new song called “With a Little Help” with my partner in crime, Elaine Summers. The song will provide the soundtrack for a short video we are making that will screen at Vashon Island Pet Protectors annual fundraising event, The Fur BalI. Tickets HERE.

The Caspar Babypants record that I played on is out now. You can buy it HERE. Piper O’Neill made a groovy animated video for the song I played on. Check it out HERE.

There are other irons in the fire—post about them as they shape up.