Thursday
Aug052010

Wired the musical 

So for anyone wondering why I never got around to releasing the EP I was working on with Cecile, I got completely sidetracked by a new project...

In short, over the last 3 weeks I wrote 18 new songs and a 70 page script. It's for a musical I'm calling Wired. I don't want to say too much more just yet, but I wanted to share a demo and a poster idea for the project with all of you.

The song features Summer Kim Lee, an old friend who I grew up singing with. These days she's knee deep in academia, but she's still a fierce vocalist. I'm so lucky to have convinced her to sing on the track. 

Hope ya'll like it. 

 

 

Idolized by maxsvernon

 

Thursday
Jul222010

When Your Body Breaks

Here is the new version of When Your Body Breaks that I finished with the help of Cecile Tournesac. If you sign up for the mailing list, you'll receive an email with a link to where you can download a higher quality Mp3. 

Enjoy!

 

When Your Body Breaks by maxsvernon

Saturday
Jul102010

Work in Progress

Here is a little preview of my multi-media shrine inspired by Narcissister's recent show @ the Kitchen, directed by the fabulous Rob Roth. 

Just in case I fuck it up... 


In a case of life imitating art, I've been accidentally getting quite high off the nail varnish used in the piece, perhaps inspired by my cameo in Jeffery and Cole Casserole? 

Starting to carve arabic symbols into the wood. Now, i just need to buy rubber nipples and a pagan penis candle at Enchantments. 

In the meantime, I'll be eating leftover pasta for the next week... 

You MUST watch Narcissister's Every Woman vid: http://narcissister.com/videos.php

also, check out my friend Rob's site. Super cool aesthetic: http://rob-roth.com/

 

Friday
Jul092010

I have really talented friends/ My TV debut! 

Tonight is the premiere of season 2 of Jeffery and Cole Casserole. I was treated to an advanced screening of the episode a few days ago at the kickoff party, and wow. I mean, I may have some bias... but it's hands down the best episode yet. These new skits are *%&@# amazing and I have a small, very glamorous/morally decrepit cameo. 

Be sure to tune in on Logo tonight @ midnight, or check it out online here:

http://www.logotv.com/video/misc/533363/episode-1-season-2-jeffery-and-cole-casserole-part-1-of-1.jhtml?id=1643050

You can also watch some of the videos on their youtube channel here: 

Monday
Jun282010

Studio Time

I’m in the studio all day today with my friend/collaborator, the very French, very talented, and very pretty Cecile Tournesac. So far we’ve been working together on the music for my Silent Sirens EP, but right now we’re finishing up a new mix of When Your Body Breaks.

The original version of WYBB was recorded by Richard Rusincovitch (of Menya fame) and Caitlin Pasko (another really talented singer/songwriter who performs under the name Lacrymosa). Although I love the song, I was never totally satisfied with my vocal performance on the original- I was only 19 at the time and we only had enough studio time for me to sing one take…

Anyways, I’m  so so happy with the rerecorded vocals, and I can’t wait to share the new mix with everyone. It’s sounding great so far.

Since it doesn’t really have anything to do with the new EP I’m working on, I think I’ll give it away as a freebie to the people that join the mailing list.

I’m going to miss Cecile when she moves back to France…

Go listen to Menya and Caitlin:

http://www.myspace.com/menyamusic

http://www.myspace.com/lacrymosa