Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Here's an interesting video I came across while browsing through YouTube this morning. Do you think modern pop music is terrible or is it a matter of changing personal tastes. This video from the channel Thoughty2 attempts to scientifically explain the decline in the quality of popular music in the past 40 years. I think the commentator makes some very interesting points. What do you think?


I'm preparing a new series of concerts for my supporters on Patreon (my patrons). These concerts will be live streamed and I'll be able to acknowledge and communicate with you all in real time. I'll also be including a lot of background stories and advice pertaining to music. 

If you want to participate in these live steams please click the Become a Patron button above. I'm almost my goal necessary to begin start producing the concerts. So I would greatly appreciate a small pledge of $5 from you. Thanks!


Check out Diaspora by Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

I've been really vibing to this album for the past few weeks so I've decided to share it here for you to check out. It's called Diaspora and it's by New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah. I love how it combines haunting melodies with popular rhythms and interesting drum textures. The musicianship throughout the album is also very engaging. Take a listen below. I'd love to know what you think. Please let me know of any good music you've come across lately in the comments.

Also I'm preparing a new series of concerts for my supporters on Patreon (my patrons). These concerts will be live streamed and I'll be able to acknowledge and communicate with you all in real time. I'll also be including a lot of background stories and advice pertaining to music. 

If you want to participate in these live steams please click the Become a Patron button underneath the video. I'm about halfway to the goal I need to start producing the concerts. So I would greatly appreciate a small pledge of $5 from you. Thanks!



A Live Jazz Mashup of Miles Davis and The Pharcyde

Here's a video from my weekly gig at The Chatterbox Jazz Club. Trombonist Ernest Stuart sat in with us and presented a really good version of Nardis by Miles Davis combined with the classic J Dilla produced Runnin by The Pharcyde. Please check it out below and let me know what you think!

Also I'm preparing a new series of concerts for my supporters on Patreon (my patrons). These concerts will be live streamed and I'll be able to acknowledge and communicate with you all in real time. I'll also be including a lot of background stories and advice pertaining to music. 

If you want to participate in these live steams please click the Become a Patron button underneath the video. I'm about halfway to the goal I need to start producing the concerts. So I would greatly appreciate a small pledge of $5 from you. Thanks!



Terrance Martin's Think of You (Cover)

Terrace Martin's I Think of You performed with guitar, bass and keyboards. I used a Road Worn 60's Fender Jazz Bass and Epiphone Dot Studio guitar with Ableton Live 9 to record this video. I also used Ableton Live 9 and Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 to add effects to the bass and guitar signals.

Also I'm preparing a new series of concerts for my supporters on Patreon (my patrons). These concerts will be live streamed and I'll be able to acknowledge and communicate with you all in real time. I'll also be including a lot of background stories and advice pertaining to music. 

If you want to participate in these live steams please click the Become a Patron button underneath the video. I'm about halfway to the goal I need to start producing the concerts. So I would greatly appreciate a small pledge of $5 from you. Thanks!



Here's a Recap from My Last Show at The Greenwich

Last Friday I was in Cincinnati for a monthly concert series I host at the historic Greenwich Tavern. My bandmates and I received an amazing outpouring of support from music lovers in the city and had a wonderful show. I created a quick video showing a few highlights from that evening. Please click below to enjoy the music and visuals. I'd love to hear from you in the comment section.

Shout out to Tanya Marie and Khalil Crenshaw for the videos clips! I also really appreciate all of my Cincinnati peeps who come out to support this event. Talk to you all soon.



Let's catch up! Please post your links.

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a blog post and I’m wondering what you all have been up too. If you have a creative project or business please post about it and put any links you have in the comment section below. It’ll be great to catch up with everyone and see what you have going on these days.

As for me, I’ve been building my YouTube channel and Facebook Page while also recording a new album with Native Sun. I’ve also been recording a lot of bass and guitar tracks for other independent artists. I’ll be sharing new content with you from these projects soon. In the meantime, here’s a video from my YouTube channel. It’s part of a series of advice videos for artists and musicians. 



New Native Sun Music in the Works!

Here's a new piece of music I'm working on for the next Native Sun project. We've been doing a lot of writing lately and plan to have a new album available later this year. I'll be periodically sharing things from the creative process as we go. Please check out the music below and let me know what you think!


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Please support my content by joining me on Patreon. For $1 per month you can get access to exclusive music and videos that is only for my patrons.


New Music from Native Sun is Coming

Native Sun is working on new music! We are still early in the process but we’ve recently been doing video shoots and recording sessions. Here’s a quick teaser from a video shoot we did for MELT studio. They’ll be releasing the full video on Friday May 19th. I’ll keep you posted but for now you can enjoy the 1 minute clip below.