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Snowflakes performs with Once Upon A Time:Rock Opera at ComiCon 2016

My awesome band Snowflakes performed as the live “orchestra” at ComiCon 2016 in San Diego for a mulitmedia screening of Once Upon A Time: Rock Opera, a feature length film for which I was the music producer. It’s rock opera parody of the ABC Television series Once Upon A Time. Natasha Blasick kicked ass learning the bass parts and all the cues. Before the movie we performed a reworking of the theme from Hamilton. Funny stuff and a great time.

Quirky

Went through my library to find something quirky for a pitch. Not sure if this is what’s being sought, but had fun going through songs and listening to previous work and remembering the writing and recording sessions.

The Sex Trip

I’m thrilled to have written/produced 16 songs for the feature film “The Sex Trip“. By coincidence, my wife Natasha plays the role of Alexa in the film. We got separately booked on this movie several months apart. Also, it was a great pleasure to bring her in to sing the song “If You’re Feeling Sexy” (#10 on the playlist below). That was my doing.

The Sex Trip – 16 songs – written/produced by Martin Blasick

“Hollywood Rising” – Song For Hollywood Gateway Sign

I’m thrilled to have contributed a song to a little piece of Hollywood history. There’s a smaller Hollywood Sign, not the world famous sign in the Hollywood Hills, but a vertical, thirty foot tall sign on a triangular park at the intersection of Cahuenga Blvd, Franklin Ave & Wilcox welcoming visitors into the area. On April 22, 2015 there was a lighting ceremony for the sign. I performed my song “Hollywood Rising”, which honors the sign with Kerry Crutchfield on drums. Together we make up two thirds of our long time trio, Hollywood Rhythm Kings.

Performing Hollywood Rising at the lighting ceremony for the Hollywood Gateway Sign

Performing Hollywood Rising at the lighting ceremony for the Hollywood Gateway Sign

 

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Rehearsing “Hollywood Rising” with Kerry Crutchfield on drums:

Tightening The Script

Spending a bit of time today working on the script for sexwithghosts. It’s a micro-budget poltergeist horror movie starring my better half, Natasha Blasick, and written, directed and scored by yours truly. This is going to be a lean, mean little horror tale. Still, there must be words on the page in the form of a script. It’s all in my head. Major parts are in the computer.  Seven songs are already recorded. But, until there’s a full script there won’t be a full movie.

There’s a goal of having at least part of it ready to screen at the Blood And Babes Comic Con in Long Island, NY Sept 12-14. Natasha and I will be there for three days of meeting new friends and Natasha signing autographs as us sharing the word about our movie.

Movie Poster Of sexwithghosts Starring Natasha Blasick

sexwithghosts – Main Title Song

This is the main title song for the horror movie Natasha Blasick and I are creating. Somehow, some way we’re planning on completing the film on time to screen sexwithghosts at the Blood And Babes Con this Sept 12-14 in Long Island. Two more songs are nearly ready and a forth is written. It is very fun to play with the macabre sonic garden.

For this song Natasha and I formed a side project called Wtch & Wzrd. There will most likely more songs from Wtch & Wzrd as the this movie develops.

Love’s Sweet Abyss – A Song Thirty Years In The Making

How long does it take to write a song? In this case it was over three decades. I found a lead sheet I’d written in college when moving recently. There was a nice start to the first eight bars, but after that the tune really fell apart. Plus at the time I’d written the original tune I had no idea I’d ever be writing lyrics.

The first few bars kept ringing in my ear. It frustrated me how bad the other bits were. One recent night I was strumming and humming and singing, and it all came together. It’s like a new song to me even though the first eight bars mostly survived. There’s no such thing as a bad song. Only a song that hasn’t been completed. There’s almost always a worthy germ of an idea in even the worst of songs. This one is feeling done…or is it?

Love's Sweet Abyss by Martin Blasick

Love’s Sweet Abyss by Martin Blasick

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