Two more songs on their way

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I said last year that my goal for 2018 was to release one Astral Eyes song a month. So am I on track? Of course.

The trick about goal setting is very simple. You basically have two types of goal setters. The first type sets goals and doesn’t finish them. The second type finishes their goals no matter what it takes.

Simply be the latter type.

Sure, life gets in the way of goals. Yet, will you use that as an excuse? Then it also comes down to this – some folks make excuses, other folks get things done.

Sweet Smell of Gunpowder

I’ll be in the studio Saturday with Randy mixing what will become the second single of 2018. I decided to put this one on all the sites, including the streaming sites. The Last Romantic is on Amazon and iTunes only.

My music marketing mentor discussed not having everything on streaming because streaming actually hurts your sales. Make no mistake about this. I’m not writing music for my ego. I want to do this for a living. If I’m going to do it for a living, I need sales.

Anyways, this piece is an instrumental with Heavy Metal band and orchestra. It’s really a cool piece and I’m very sure I’ll get a positive response on it.

The Waltz

Yeah, I’m releasing two consecutive songs without vocals. I’m doing this because these songs will be on the upcoming Classical EP.

A dear friend of mine suggested that I release a Classical album and see how it responds. So I’m releasing a Classical EP before I release the second album, which is going to be heavier than our premier album.

The waltz is one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever written. It’s very Romantic, and it references Lizzie Siddal.

I’m fascinated by her because she’s such an intriguing character. A model/muse for the Pre-Raphaelites, she died young of opium addiction.

Her life already was really weird. But her death gets even weirder.

Her lover buried his poetry in her long, beautiful red hair. Ten years later, he realized that he needed those poems and dug up her body to get his poetry back, only to find that it was barely decomposed because of all the opium she did.

So I attempted to compose a beautiful but strange waltz in her honor. You’ll hear it in March.

Millais's painting of Ophelia.  Model is Lizzie Siddal
John Everett Millais – Ophelia. Model is Lizzie Siddal

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