Some people have asked me what I’ve been listening to lately, so I made a Spotify mix with a few songs from 2014 that I dug/dig/dog.
I really hope it was a solid year for you. It had its moments for me, but all things considered, I won’t be sad to see it go. I have higher hopes for 2015. For both of us. You and me. For one, I’ve been recording….a lot. Some songs I’m really excited about. I’ll keep you posted…
Beyond that, there are just things to look forward to. People are paying attention to what’s happening in the world and demanding more justice and more freedom. Whatever your politics, that’s exciting. This past year, some friends of mine were able to get married to each other. And they wouldn’t have been able to, just a couple years ago. Fewer people will be locked up for seeking pain relief from a plant that nobody has ever overdosed on. And it seems we pretty much all agree that justice system reforms are needed….so we might actually get them soon. That is amazing. Oh, and it’s possible that because people got involved in democracy, we might get to keep having an open internet.
See? Cool shit will continue to happen this year. Mark my words….But also, lame shit. There will be both cool shit and lame shit. For all of us. So, I vote that we all try to stay positive and be kind to each other, if at all possible. Cool? Cool.
ps – Oh, and congrats to Pat and his wife, Ali! They had a son a few days ago. See? Even more cool shit.
pps – I’m on instagram more than anything else these days. So come find me if you’re into that kind of thing. Which you are, but you also aren’t.
A big thank you to everyone who helped make the ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ screening in Baltimore at MICA such a fun night. We played a few songs from the film score before the screening and then I stuck around afterward to answer some questions from the audience. It was great.
Lisa was kind enough to take some photos. We’ll get the full set up on our Facebook page, but here are a few in the meantime….
Again, many thanks to everyone who came out, to Jared Earley for booking the screening and MCing, to Jon Lipitz from MICA, and to Jackie Watanabe from Fox 45 in Baltimore for setting up an interview on the morning news (Oh, and they posted the interview to Youtube if you’re into that kind of thing).
And don’t forget, we have another screening in the DC area coming up on March 8th at Artisphere in Arlington, VA at 7:30pm. Get your tickets here. Hope to see you there!
Good news for all you Calvin and Hobbes fans in Baltimore and the DC area. There will be a couple of screenings of ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ in the area and we’ll be playing some songs from the film score, live, before both screenings. And if people have questions, I’ll be sticking around to do a Q & A after each screening. Also, Nevin Martell (author of ‘Looking for Calvin and Hobbes’ and prominently featured in the film) will be there for the Q & A at the DC screening.
: Sunday, February 16, 2014 // Doors @ 4pm // Show @ 5pm
: MICA @ Falvey Hall (Brown Center)
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When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Where: Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA)
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Hey friends, thanks to everyone who came out to our show at The W Hotel in DC at POV Lounge! They were kind enough to post a video of Civilized Man. Check it out…
W Hotel POV Live: We Were Pirates from WornCreative on Vimeo.
We’re playing a FREE show on the the roof of W Washington D.C. Hotel at POV Rooftop Lounge & Terrace at W on Thursday, December 19. See you there….
This weekend, This American Life played one of the songs from the Dear Mr. Watterson Soundtrack called, ‘A Strange Experience,’ on Episode 512: House Rules. You can stream the episode on the This American Life website or on Soundcloud (It plays at the 4:21 mark of the Prologue). I’m a huge fan of the show and am honored that they used one of my songs…especially on such an important episode that deals with the history of the Fair Housing laws (learn more at ProPublica). I would highly recommend checking out the episode.
And if you like the song, you can find it on iTunes or Bandcamp.
We Were Pirates – Kill Me (Part 3)
From the album ‘Dear Mr. Watterson (Original Film Score)’
Available on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Directed by Mike Boggs. Filmed by Lisa Boggs, Kristi Odom, and Mike Boggs.
Dear Mr. Watterson is a documentary about the cultural impact of Calvin and Hobbes. Find out how you can watch it here.
It’s been a long time coming, but ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ is out today on VOD and in theaters in NY, LA, Toronto, and Santa Fe. It’ll hit more cities in the next couple of weeks.Â Full list of screenings here. You can also get it on iTunes and VHX.
If you haven’t downloaded the soundtrack yet, you can get it on Bandcamp and iTunes. Oh and LA Times had some kind words about it in their film review. They said: “An enjoyable score by We Were Pirates adds to the fun.”
The official theatrical trailer for Dear Mr Watterson is up and it features one of the songs from the score, ‘Kill Me (Part Three)’. And in case you hadn’t heard, the film drops in less than a month. You can see it in theaters and on-demand on November 15.
Dear Mr. Watterson Theatrical Trailer from Dear Mr. Watterson on Vimeo.
DCist was kind enough to ask me a few questions about the Dear Mr. Watterson score. Check it out if you’re curious about the process….
Oh and you can pick up a copy of the score on iTunes, Bandcamp, or Amazon.com/mp3. Thanks!