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February 1, 2011
Photo

Last winter, my girlfriend and I made a trip out to Arizona. It was a part of the country I’d never been to before, so getting the chance to explore was something I’d been looking forward to for a while. Riding around the dusty Southwest in an old red truck made for some pretty classic photos.

January 24, 2011
Music

This song I recorded in the fall of 2007… influenced very strongly by Phil Ochs and other folk protest singers. Instruments featured on this track include guitar, banjo, harmonica, and percussion.

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January 23, 2011
Music

This is a song I composed on the 4th of July, 2007. Drum tracks are composed/modified using Garageband loops, everything else is fully original.

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January 20, 2011
Drawing

This is another quick drawing from one of my journals. This was one of my favorite spots when I was studying in Cortona, Italy. I especially liked the way the light hit in the morning, so I decided to get up early one day and sketch this out. The felt-tipped marker gives a cool effect, but can definitely be unforgiving at times.

Cortona Rooftops Sketch
January 6, 2011
Music

This is an adaptation of Santo & Johnny’s 1959 song, “Sleep Walk.” This version I recorded in 2010 features guitar, E-Bow, and tambourine.

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January 5, 2011
Drawing

This is a view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo, a large hill which has a view of the city center over the Arno river. The church that rises over the rest of the city is Florence’s famed Duomo. This is just a quick sketch from one of my journals.

Florence sketch from Piazzale Michelangelo
January 4, 2011
Film
Music

When I was studying abroad, above all my goal was to live in the moment—not a difficult task when you're in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. This short travelogue documenting a day trip on Saturday was an attempt to capture that ideal. My classmates and I traveled to Pienza and Montepulciano, the Italian capitals of cheese and wine, respectively. The music is my own—it’s meant to reinforce a meandering, dream-like quality throughout the piece.

January 2, 2011
Photo

For this inaugural post, I wanted to find something especially fitting of a new beginning. The idea for this blog sprouted from a project I worked on while studying abroad in the spring of 2009. The blog I maintained overseas functioned as a sort of time capsule of my experience, and this new endeavor will hopefully serve the same purpose.

So, where better to start off? After I left Cortona, Italy, where I had been studying, I took many more pictures that didn't make it on the original site. Here are some selected shots from the end of my travels:

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