Category: music

Cover alert: Shawn Mendes – Nothing Holding Me Back (Cover by Lynz + Todd)

This came to be because Todd and I performed at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls in May. I was going to Michigan after so I decided…

Mixed for Rapper Moshan Billups

Mixed rapper, Moshan Billups Jr. Buffalo NY— August 2016 A hip hop song I mixed for the rapper Moshan Billups Jr.’s Dreams X Wishes project. View his Soundcloud…

Consumption Versus Creation

  Reflecting on the past few years, I’m noticing something. I’ve created a few things. But a majority of my time was spent on consuming things. I wouldn’t say what I consumed was harmful or…

Interviewed the Goo Goo Dolls

Hey guys! The Goo Goo Dolls are from my hometown of Buffalo NY and so they’re my hometown heros. You probably know their song “Iris”. They were my…

Internet Bias And Conventional Wisdom

I’d like to share with you something I’ve realized when traveling which relates to mostly everything. How often do you research something on the internet only to find…

Nate Ruess

Holy.  Bananas. Honestly I got really bored and tired for the first two bands. But the second band bass player was a girl named Lindsey Catherine. My name…

Stevie Wonder

It was so rad. It was so different than any concert I’ve been to. He was so chill. Apparently if you play after 11 at the First Niagara…

Full band @ Broadway Joes 

So I was really anxious before the show but besides that: Went out to eat in a cool 50s diner:        Got to the show around 5:47…

Last talent show

My last talent show at west was tonight! I opened it up with the Ed Sheeran Don’t Loyal No Diggity and Nina mashup. Was pretty lit. At the…

Creative recovery: Week 1

So on a blog post on www.mpquicktips.com (super cool quick music tips of all sorts) he posted 5 books that will change your life so I went and bought them…

Autographs?

So after my orchestra concert my mom and I wanted to get some tuna and the convenience store across the street we thought closes at 9pm so we…

Goodbye Music video filming Day #2

It was super nice out today. We started around noon since I had no school today. Also almost witnessed a motorcycle accident on the way to the park…

How I film my YouTube videos

I started out filming on my 4s on a microphone stand. I’ve since upgraded to a 6s and a tripod with a cell phone mount. I run through…

Goodbye Music Video filming Day #1

My friend Dan Barone and his brother and I set out to finally start filming my music video for Goodbye. The past few weeks we’ve tried but it…

Enough (Guitar Center contest)

I entered the Guitar Center singer/songwriter contest. Finally old enough (16) to enter. It’s about being trapped inside your head. Probably the deepest song I’ve posted on the…

Postcard

How do you like them stock plugins? I wrote this song on my guitar and was one of the first songs I translated into a production without my…

Band 

Today was my first practice with my band to perform my original songs at a show in November. The thing about this is that I’ve been performing by…

Color Therapy

 I found this music back in March of 2015 and I was one of two people who knew who it was. I kept it a secret because I…

Making of Folsom Prison

So I was inspired by a cover of this to make it. I remember this song became the theme song of my San Fransisco trips. My brother and…

fri sep 18th broadway joes carousel kings i keep getting deja vu on the way to gigs. i don’t know why. just in the passenger seat, something about…

weds august 19th 2015 mohawk place the stolen

weds august 19th 2015 mohawk place the stolen i got there while everybody was loading in. i had to sell tickets but in reality i don’t know how…

Kickstarter funded!

 I thought about it. I had a voice in my head piping “make a Kickstarter!”. I ignored it. Then my cousin asked me if I’m going to make…

Recorded singer Emma Taylor

Recorded YouTube artist, Emma Taylor Buffalo NY— January 2015 A cover of Make You Feel My Love by Adele that I recorded and mixed for the YouTuber Emma Taylor….

How to start making music

Greetings newly minted producer! Here are many tips to make you sound as professional as possible! Getting started First off, you need a DAW. (Digital Audio Workstation) Some…

Meeting Adam Young 11/17/11

I had the privilege of meeting a top of the charts artist. The day was November 17th, 2011. The venue was the House of Blues in Cleveland Ohio….