Music

New Song – Nothing To Lose

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  I have always been a sucker for a good romantic comedy (yes I turned in my man card a while ago). One day I decided I wanted to capture one in a song. So here is Nothing To Lose, the story of a broken-hearted girl and a shy boy, both longing to find that […]

Music

Bleeding Fingers Composer Contest

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Recently, I found a contest by the Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop called Hans Zimmer Wants You. Hans Zimmer is an Academy Award winning composer whose credits include 12 Years a Slave, Man of Steel, and The Dark Knight Rises. He composed a piece called Destiny’s Door, and posted all of the “stems” meaning all […]

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Christmas A Cappella Mashups

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I love this time of year. There’s a renewed focus on family, generosity, joy, and wonder, and to me, the feeling in the air is palpable. True, we sometimes get wrapped up in the more superficial aspects, but it seems even those often stem from nobler sentiments. So each year I like to do something […]

Musings

I Want I Want I Want

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Lately, I find myself suffering from GAS, or “Gear Acquisition Syndrome.” It’s an affliction that most musicians suffer from, and I am not immune myself. I’m obsessing a bit over my latest toy discovery, so much so that I even stepped foot in my current local music store of choice, Sam Ash Music, to see […]

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New Song – Sing It Out (new version)

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Sing It Out (new version) by Tom WillnerThis month’s new song is actually a new version of one of my most popular tunes called Sing It Out. My good friend Ben Wakeman co-wrote the lyrics, and we recorded this one with Chris Kearney for our band Screen Door’s album Greener back in 2003. Well, recently […]

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PopTech Music

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PopTech Mixtape Vol. 1 by PopTech Back in 2006, I had the privilege to go to a conference called PopTech in Camden, Maine. It’s like the TED Conference except without the former presidents and $30,000 price tag. It was hands down the best conference I’ve ever attended. One of the cool aspects of it was […]