Posts Tagged ‘drew durepos’

birthday music for me!

June 10, 2012

one of my favorite things ever is when folks make things for each other, and i just recieved a piece of birthday music from good pals Ben Miranda and Drew Durepos yesterday.  it’s awesome!  thanks you two guys!

i wouldn’t call it a tradition yet, but this sort of thing’s been happening ’round these parts for a while.  here are some examples!

1.  a piece i wrote for my buddy jaron hilger a few years ago:

see blog post here

2.  a  piece i wrote for my pal benjamin brooks a few years ago:

see blog post here

3.  my 30th birthday recording, which i heard from the backseat of a car, blindfolded.  this was made by a whole bunch of loved ones including steve niketopoulos, ben miranda, nadia cone, jim cooper, james mitchell, my dad, andrew sole, rick franklin, ryan jedlika, elaine friedberg, and “ola.”

4.  a piece of mark messing’s that i arranged for his birthday this year:

see blog post here

what fun.  what?  fun!



November 22, 2011

hi mom!  while, i haven’t updated this blog in a while, i have been busy making things!  don’t worry!

just came across this track this afternoon and thought i’d share it.  i made it a few months ago, before moving, starting Tour de Fat, etc.  it’s something i like and may develop or use for a steinomite song or something.  i dunno.

ok, so roommate drew durepos and i shared an office in our old place… in the living room.  it was tight.  but we did a good job of coordinating our noisy times to work for the other person.  one day i was working at my desk and drew asked to do some guitar practice, which was fine by me.  having been a little rammy anyway and needing a project, i realized that i could record his practice and possibly get a new set of samples out of it.  so i did.

i then went in and grabbed stuff i liked and tried to play with them as musical motives/repeated figures. i’m pretty happy with it!  love the combination of electronic and ambient live instruments in this.

thanks to drew for the awesome riffs!


Maplewood Halloween D.I.Y. Video

October 21, 2009

hi friends,

for this year’s “do it yourself” party theme, we made a video invite!

thanks to all the Maplewood crew for your awesomeness making this thing:

Ben Miranda

Drew Durepos

Jon Steinmeier

Lara Shortridge

Rick Franklin


Steve Brackett

Steve Niketopoulos