Music featured in the trailer:
Season 2 of You’re So Talented coming in early 2016!
I am lucky I get to sing her songs.
Interview with Samantha Bailey of You’re So Talented. Check out some mentions of me and my musical duo Whatever Spectrum.
You’re So Talented is the story of a twenty something making her way in- wait! I can feel you running from another millennial narrative. Come back here. I think you need to meet Samantha (“Sam”) Bailey.
Of course, you might have already seen her on the live-lit circuit at 2nd Story or Guts & Glory. You may know her from a show at Victory Gardens, Strawdog or ATC, or maybe from a Saturday afternoon at The Green Mill for The Paper Machete. The Logan Square native brings this wealth of work and heart to her current project, a smart web series about one actress in Chicago. To hear her tell it in the interview, it is a story that could not wait any longer to be told.
The series is filmed on location in Chicago, and released on their website every other Wednesday. Keeping each episode at 8 minutes…
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i’ve spent the last few months associate producing and making music for the web series You’re So Talented. the people involved are crazy good and i am lucky i get to share art with them (creator and writer Sam Bailey, Artful Enough Pictures, Open TV, and Alistair Slaughter just to name drop a few.)
the first chapter features a song i wrote called Sleep In and a re-release of Right Here with my new musical duo, whatever spectrum.
Watch Chapter 1:
thinking about how one records truth in their vocals. all the timbre and the love and all the shit. because recording is a monster. it is me at my worst. self destructive in a way i thought i had long crushed. it is a process complicated by my lack of anything more than a self taught, cursory knowledge of sound engineering. i know what i want. i know how i sound. i know how that sound doesn’t translate to recording.
as i get older, i am less and less interested in acquiring all knowledge and more interested in specialized knowledge. my interest in specialized knowledge does not extend to going on fucking gearslutz and sound forums. and it’s frustrating when i can’t single-handedly manifest the results that i want.
something that i can do is write down a list of singers i love and investigate what shit they use. and so tonight i sit and listen to my favorite female singers and i am going in. i have gotten nowhere in terms of equipment, however it is affirmed that women are fucking magic.
and in this process, i thought of all the breaths that tori amos breathes in and out and hearing that when i was a kid and totally getting it. and i remembered this song:
(also it now totally makes sense that she married her sound engineer.)