Posts tagged "Cover"
CTJ Designs "Building a Life Out of Words" Book Cover

CTJ Designs “Building a Life Out of Words” Book Cover

Just finished my first ever paying book cover design! It’s nice when dead presidents can validate your meager attempts at art. Thanks to Shawn Smucker for giving me a chance. It was a pleasure, despite the fact that it took me around 30 hours to create from start to finish. I began by creating fonts out of...
The Innocence Mission: IMAGE Essay + the VHS Tape We Sent the Band

The Innocence Mission: IMAGE Essay + the VHS Tape We Sent the Band

My latest essay, “The Flowering Dark,” is now available to read on IMAGE Journal’s “Good Letters” blog. Read it here.  The essay looks at Lent through the lens of the Innocence Mission’s Birds of My Neighborhood LP, or at least how this record impacted a solemn season of my own life. At the end of...
My Nirvana Cover (Free MP3) + My Review of SPIN Magazine's Nirvana Tribute, "Newermind"

My Nirvana Cover (Free MP3) + My Review of SPIN Magazine’s Nirvana Tribute, “Newermind”

My review of SPIN magazine’s tribute to Nirvana’s Nevermind is up at PrimeParentsClub. Here’s a sample of it: Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch has obviously never supped at the Internet’s free MP3 dinner table. You see, the same MP3 revolution that dried up the music industry’s revenue stream – toppling...
My Elliott Smith Cover: "Stained-Glass Eyes" (New FREE MP3)

My Elliott Smith Cover: “Stained-Glass Eyes” (New FREE MP3)

My new friend Ben Chlapek inspired me to record an Elliott Smith song. I’ve long loved his unreleased “Stained-Glass Eyes,” and thought it would be fun to record. It was, as it turned out. Fingerpicked guitar, double-tracked vocals (per Elliott’s example), and an organ flesh out the soundscape. Nice and simple. Hope you enjoy it. It...
1 Year of CTJ Blog + 1st Recording in 3.5 Years

1 Year of CTJ Blog + 1st Recording in 3.5 Years

(I posted this yesterday, but the mix needed reworking. I have since remixed it and reposted it below. I am pleased with this version. Consider it a keeper, and download it for your listening enjoyment!) Today marks the one-year anniversary of this blog. To celebrate, here is my first new recording in 3.5 years. My...