New Placements and a Major Goal Reached!

Let me get the music placement updates out of the way before talking about the real exciting news. I had some placements in some shows that have used my music before, American Weed and The Nate Berkus Show, and then I also had some first time placements in a couple of shows, Fatal Encounters and The Doc Club with Rosie O'Donnell. The placement in Fatal Encounters used my clip "Tension In The Air" for 82 seconds. That cue has seen quite a bit of activity lately. Nice!

Now for the exciting news... Although I have another week left in my RevAbs 90-day challenge, today marked a huge accomplishment as I've reached another milestone. For the week I lost 5.4lbs for a grand total of 69.9lbs and I'm now a member of the 240s club! To say that I'm excited would be an understatement, but at the same time, I'm not finished yet. This is just goal #2 out of 3. But man does it feel good! I could put a bunch of motivational and inspirational catch phrases here, and I'd say all of them would probably apply, but I'll simply say this... anything is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself. I still have one more week left in this 90-day challenge so let's see just how much further beyond my goal I can get!

Until next time...

Music Monday - 7.16.12 and RevAbs update

Last week ended up being a busy one and this one looks to be even more so so I'm going to keep this entry short and sweet. On the music front I had a couple of new placements to talk about. The first was a metal cue that was used in an episode of Secret Service Secrets. This is the second time that show has used my music. The other placement is in a show called American Weed. This is the first time my music has been in that show. Apparently it's about a company that grows medical marijuana. They used a dramedy cue (ie. Desperate Housewives type music) that I wrote called "Peeking Through The Curtains" that's actually been used in a few different shows now. I've embedded it at the bottom of the post for anyone that would like to hear it.

My RevAbs update for the week... I lost another 4.4lbs for a grand total so far of 64.5lbs. I'm 5.5 pounds away from reaching my goal and I've got two weeks left to get there! One other RevAbs related note, on Friday last week I officially became a Beachbody Coach. I'm not exactly sure where that road is going to go, I just know that I'm looking forward to helping others get healthy and fit. So on that note, I will be starting up a separate blog for that part of my life and will be making a clean break from posting about that aspect on this blog. I'll have another entry in a couple of weeks with more info about all of this. Excited to see what the future holds!

That's all for now. And here's the dramedy cue I mentioned above...

Music Monday 7.9.2012 with VIDEOS

Hope everyone got to enjoy a little mid-week holiday last week on the 4th of July. I sure enjoyed having a day off in the middle of the week! I nominate that every Wednesday become a paid day off. Who's with me???

First thing to mention is that I've updated my credits page with images of the various productions that have used my music. I think a listing of images make the page look much better than a listing of just plain ole boring text.

While I was enjoying my day off last week I was excited to find some new cue sheets show up! They were mostly for some familiar faces such as Little Couple, Toddlers and Tiaras, The Dr. Oz Show and Last Call with Carson Daly. But I also had a new series show up, Teen Mom. It was for the second part of the Season 2 finale. I had 2 cues used in the episode, a tension cue ("Tension In The Air") which was the first piece of music played in the episode while they recapped the previous episode and it lasted for nearly a minute and a more inspirational pop-rock guitar cue ("Hope and Inspiration") that played for about 4 seconds. I was able to find the episode online and have embedded it below. It's kinda hard to hear the music in the beginning but it is there :-)

And then on Friday I learned of another new series that I had some music placed in, Ragin' Cajuns. I had 4 blues cues get used in an episode. I was able to find a clip that had one of them in it ("Don't Feed The Gators") and have embedded it below. My music starts at around the 1:10 mark and plays to the end of the clip.

And today I learned that the cue that was used in the Teen Mom episode above ("Tension In The Air") was also used as a promo for both NBC's Nightly News and the Today show!

And finally, my RevAbs progress report for the week. This past week was a bit more challenging simply because of the hamstring injury I incurred last week. I haven't been able to do a full exercise routine like normal but I have been doing a modified workout every day, ignoring my legs and just focusing on my upper body and core. So with that said, this week may be the week that I'm the most proud of. I ended up losing a total of 4.8 pounds for the week which brings the overall total lost up to 60.1 pounds!!!! I'll be very excited to return to doing the normal routines once my leg has completely healed.

Until next time...

New placements and RevAbs Phase 2 completed

It's Monday again, so time to check in with everyone and give some updates about what's been going on for the past week (or two)!

I had some new cue sheets show up this week for some shows I've already been in, Little Couple and The Dr. Oz Show, as well as a new show, Chef Roble and Co. I also had three cue sheets show up for Inside The PGA Tour for some tracks that I did with my "band" Crushing Gray. Never would have imagined we'd get some hard rock placements on a golf show :-)

On the RevAbs front, I finished up Phase 2 last week and I'm now in the home stretch of the program. As of today, I've dropped 55.3 pounds overall and I'm only 14.2 pounds away from hitting my goal with 4 weeks left to get there! Unfortunately, I tweaked my right hamstring muscle during my workout on Saturday so I'm having to rest it for a bit to avoid further injury. Today was the first time I've missed a workout since I began back on April 16th. I'm feeling a bit bummed about it too. 

As for what I'm currently working on music wise, I finished up a Promo type cue last night that will be pitched to CBS. Then for this week I'll be working on a cue that I'll be pitching to one of the high end PMA  libraries. I'm also going to be spending some time on the administration side of things as well as some networking follow ups.

Until next time...