Hey, everybody. I found out that Dave from The Antidote radio did an article about Ospreyshire and my other projects.
I thought it was very kind of him to do so, and I appreciated it.
Feel free to check out The Antidote Radio. They do a lot of great interviews and podcasts on that site.
Meet this week’s entry to Friendship Friday: Korisa Madayag!
She’s been a friend of mine since we met at college and she does some great video work as you can see right on this page.
Thank you, Korisa. Keep on being creative!
Checkout her Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/kmad.
This is the big announcement. I’m going to do a year long project called Katauta 52. A katauta is a type of Japanese poetry style that uses 3 verses with a 5-7-7 syllabic form. Kind of like a haiku with two extra syllables.
Here are the rules of my project:
1: each song must have a katauta lyrics
2: there must be both spoken and sung lyrics
3: the song must be able to be played live should I have concerts
4: there is one song per week and it must be uploaded on Wednesday
5: no more than 5 notes in the instrumentation
Hope this works.
I figured out a way to be active weekly on my blog besides my Friendship Friday posts.
This will be something I’ll do on Wednesdays that will provide some good content on here. I’m not going to say what it is just yet, but it will be something uniquely Ospreyshire and use the spirit of innovation in spite of restraints.
Meet Pete Kruse!
He’s a good musician friend of mine who’s been in a good deal of bands. We first met at a basement show 8 years ago at a mutual friend’s place where he sang, played guitar, and even the hammered dulcimer which I thought was awesome.
Feel free to check out his stuff at https://peterkruse.bandcamp.com/.
I didn’t tell anyone this, but I wanted to make a video for my stuff. Here’s my debut music video for the track “My Heart Is A Crater.” Feel free to share this video around with your friends. This video was done by my DIY video production thingamabob known as Autumn Peal Media. There’s a blog involving that, too. http://autumnpealmedia.wordpress.com. Feel free to check that out with my video and photo projects.
Don’t forget that this is on my EP Verses V.S. Anhedonia which is on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, and other digital retailers. And of course…
I thought I would try something new for the Ospreyshire page. It’s called Friendship Friday where I cross-promote my friends who do creative things such as music, literature, art, film, etc.
For my first #FF project, I’d like to tell you about The Old-Timers. They are a hardcore band based in South Africa and Scotland. I’ve met their lead singer Dave at the final Cornerstone Festival back in 2012 and he was such a legit person. We’ve been talking online ever since and I found out years ago that he was in this band. They’ve been making some great albums and EPs over the past few years. I also want to thank Dave for giving me a platform with my Ospreyshire project after falling out of the music scene for years.
Thank you, The Old-Timers!
It’s been a while since I posted on here. I really need to get better at that. Anyways, I debuted a new song for a compilation entitled Kill The Ill. It’s for Shawn Browning AKA Wretched, the lead singer from Grave Robber. He’s been diagnosed with nodes on his vocal cords with prevent him from singing. Even though I don’t personally now him, I have seen his band live before which really fun. No one should ever have to be sick like that. The proceeds from this compilation go straight to his medical bills. That’s $10 for the entire album.
Come on. $10 for a 92-track album. Let’s do the math here. It’s $0.10869565 per song and it’s for a great cause!
My friends in The Old-Timers, Desiring Dead Flesh, and Their Throats Are Open Tombs have contributed, too.
Sorry for the lack of updating here at Ospreyshire Central. I’m working on some plans to post things more regularly.
Without further ado, my good friend Jeannette Jonic just finished writing the first draft of her debut novel The Victor’s Blade. She’s been working on this project for years, and I’m glad that she’s able to work on this epic story.
Congrats, Jeannette! Keep on being awesome!
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog. My apologies. I really need to increase my discipline on posting things more often.
Anyways, I wanted to let you all know that ZAP Records just released a new compilation on their Bandcamp page that’s free or pay-what-you-want. It features Incomplete Specters from my debut EP which you can also find through ZAP Records or my own Bandcamp page. This compilation features my labelmates such as Willem Samuel, The Festal Shout, The Straight Suits, George Hugo, To Live As Sons, The Jim Achen Band, Captive Portal, and The Old-Timers! There are even non-ZAP artists like Anti-World System [Grrr Records], The Hoax [Thumper Punk Records], Praiser, Blast From Oblivion [SkyBurnsBlack Records], and False Idle [Thumper Punk Records]. There are some album cuts mixed in with exclusive songs you can’t find anywhere else.
Download it and listen to the mix of punk, experimental, hardcore, and folk tracks.