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2017: The Closing Chapter

I don’t normally feel inclined to post year-end reviews or wrap-ups. Everyone experiences their own share of ups and downs – triumphs and disappointments – in a given year, and I suppose that when I’ve looked back on my own each December, I’ve always categorized them as being more commonplace and ordinary than not. That being said, I’d like to take this opportunity to call out the year 2017 as being one of the most personally fulfilling, educational, and revealing periods of time in recent memory. This year seemed to offer up an unusual abundance of life lessons, but if […]


Musical Easter Egg

Easter Egg Hunt

With Easter right around the corner, I thought we’d do something a little different for this Project: Archives post. I’ve hidden 14 Easter Eggs throughout this site. Although they won’t be too difficult to spot, there’s no location that’s off limits when it comes to where I’ve hidden them. Why 14? Because that’s the number of tracks on my very first song collection (Unearthed Arcana), which is what you’ll find waiting for you, in its entirety, should you complete your task. PLEASE NOTE: The hunt will be active from now through 8am (EST) on Monday, April 17th, 2017. Have fun, […]

Gavin’s Official YouTube Channel

My Official YouTube Channel is now live! I’ll be posting music videos to accompany many of my Project: Archives songs, and a few other odds and ends might just end up there as well. To kick things [egg id=”10″]ff, we’re going back into the silent, shadowy world of the underground. Many thanks to Plane9 for the visuals for this one!  

Less Than One Week To Go!

The archive doors will finally be sawed open in less than one week! It’s been a lot of fun revisiting this material, and I hope that you’ll enjoy hearing it as well. There are a couple of quick reminders I wanted to post before we get into it, with the hope of avoiding confusion and maybe answering a question or two in advance. The music that you’ll be hearing was written and recorded a long time ago – between 1987 and 1990, for the most part – using home-grade equipment with practically no engineering skills. It represents a stage of […]

New Site Features

Hello all, I wanted to take a quick second here to explain a couple of the new features here on the site. If you look under the “Account” drop down menu, you’ll see a link to sign up for an account along with a link to a page that explains what registering allows you to do. In short: I’ve added a rating feature for each song and album, so you can offer up your own feedback and let me know what you like and don’t like. There’s also the ability to “favorite” songs and albums and compile (and view) a […]

Changes To My Blog

Hello all, It’s certainly been a while since I posted anything to my blog – getting pretty close to a year, in fact! Between being on the road with Home Circle Media and everything else that happens during a typical week/month/year, it always seems to get pushed aside, despite how much I might want to be more active with it. As a result (and especially in anticipation of the upcoming Project: Archives activity) I’m officially changing course and discontinuing my attempts at maintaining the kind of experience or insight-based blog that I’ve had in the past – it will transition over to being […]

Welcome To My Blog

Hello and welcome! The title of this blog may be “Art and Artistry,” but my goal is to explore those terms in a broader way that may not always fit with traditional concepts or definitions. Categorizing the creative efforts of a painter or sculptor as art may seem entirely natural to many of us, but what about less formal pursuits like preparing a meal and decorating one’s own home? Are these things inherently less artistic by nature? I would argue that they are not – it all depends on the perspective of the observer.

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” – Steve Jobs