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Black History Month

By Music, Reviews

Today is the first day of Black History Month, and I wanted to kick it off this year with a short post sharing one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicians of all time…who just happens to be black: Charles Mingus. This track, Jump Monk, from the album Mingus At The Bohemia, is one of my favorite examples of composition that includes space for improvisation, and just one of the best jazz tunes of all time in my opinion. Thank you Mr. Mingus. I did my own very loose interpretation of a cover of Mingus’ Work Song…

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Kevin Sandbloom — 12songs/12weeks

By Music

Kevin Sandbloom has launched a new crowd funding campaign for his next album, and it works basically as a song subscription. Kevin is a brilliant singer and songwriter, and you should definitely get in on this. You can sign up on his site: But if you want to know more before you go off to another link, here is what he has to say about it: Hello all. I’m raising money to release a new record and I’m doing something a little different. I’m doing a 12 week campaign, releasing a song a week to contributors in the run up to the…

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Top 5 Albums of 2015

By Music, Reviews

Okay, I did movies on Monday — here come the top 5 Albums of 2015. Let’s jump right in… #5. Il Sogno Del Marinaio – La Busta Gialla There are really only 3 albums that REALLY grabbed me this year, but there are a couple of other artists that grabbed me with some older stuff that I wasn’t aware of until this year too. There was about a month that I spent completely entrenched in my iTunes library genre of Punk (which doesn’t have much, by the way — mostly band with either Henry Rollins, Mike Watt, or Ian MacKaye) which led me to…

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Welcome

By Film, Music No Comments

Hello. My name is Anthony Garcia and I am a filmmaker and a musician. I am working on the final edit for my first feature film Overcoming Going Under and somewhere along the way (probably while looking at the budget and trying to figure out how to raise a little money to help finish OCGU) I thought it might be worth while to start a blog about DIY filmmaking. See, I got Overcoming Going Under in the can for a little under $10,000 – and that included the camera! What is considered an “Ultra Low Budget” Film by the Academy…

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