Category Archives: Update

Life Update

It’s been almost a month since my last post. I left off

by breaking down each song of my new “LA” EP. I released

it almost one month ago, and then I fell of the face of the

earth. Sorry about that. I lost my job, was looking for a new one,

and the EP took a backseat. I’d like to play the EP at some shows/

house shows around Indy, but I’m still trying to figure out what kind

of instrumentation to use. Also, it would be great to get a couple

other people to play with me in order to add more layers.

 

Hopefully I’ll be posting regularly again now that life is becoming

a little more regular. I’ll have to play it by ear for now. Until then,

pick up my EP from raywyatt.bandcamp.com. It’s only $5, so get

yourself a digital stocking stuffer.

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July Update

The “LA” EP is one step closer to being finished and being in your ears.

I received the first rough mix from my sound engineer, and honestly I

haven’t heard these songs for a few weeks. When I listened to it, I felt

as if it was a first listen for me. I tried to approach it as if I had never heard

these songs before, and tried to hear it as you would hear it. I might post

some thoughts once I release it on how I would like you to approach these

songs; similar to an artist statement.

A tentative release date for the EP will be mid to late August. Stay tuned.

I’ll try to keep sending out updates as things progress.

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Stickers and Postcards

I made some new merchandise for the upcoming EP.

“LA” EP sticker based off the album artwork. 3″ x 3″

Robert Indiana inspired

Robert Indiana inspired “LA” EP sticker. 3″ x 3″

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5″ x 7″ Postcard

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#Wordpainting

On January 1st, I posted about something new I was

going to try in 2015, which I titled “word painting.”

In the past, I primarily used journals to house my ideas,

chord progressions, lyrics, and sketches, but I thought

it would be fun to spice things up a bit. I found a brand

of paint swatches that were about the same size as the

pages in my journal.

Down the road, I would like to find a way to display

these in more of an artistic fashion. If anyone has an

idea, I would love to know.

#wordpainting

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Radio Show. House Show

Greetings. About a week and a half ago, I appeared on Indy In-Tune

Radio. It’s an internet, Indy-based, Independent music radio show.

I did an hour-long interview with Darrin (the host with the most), which

entailed 4 live tracks, lightning-round questioning, and some general

get-to-know-the-artist questions. It was a great time, and I hope to

connect more with Indy In-Tune. A link of the interview will be posted

shortly.

The same day, I had a house gig in Fountain Square, which is an up-and-

coming neighborhood in Indianapolis. The house gig was titled 3×5 House

Gig, because it contained three artists playing five new/ never-heard songs.

We probably had 50-60 people spread throughout three rooms of the house.

It was a lovely evening with local beer, wine from I don’t know where, fun

people, and sweet music.

I played three songs from my upcoming “LA” EP, and two from a potential

new album 🙂 Here are some photos from the day.

Post-show silhouette. Photo credit: Cara Zimmerman.

Post-show silhouette. Photo credit: Cara Zimmerman.

The Yellow Kites sound check.

The Yellow Kites sound check.

Live sangin'. Photo credit: Darrin of Indy In-Tune.

Live sangin’. Photo credit: Darrin of Indy In-Tune.

Indy In-Tune Radio. Photo credit: Darrin of Indy In-Tune.

Indy In-Tune Radio. Photo credit: Darrin of Indy In-Tune.

Sound check for the house show. Photo credit: Adrian Pumphrey.

Sound check for the house show. Photo credit: Adrian Pumphrey.

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Performances

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have heard

me announce a couple events coming up on Saturday, March 14th.

I’ll be appearing on Indy In-Tune radio at 1:30PM (EST) and have

a 3×5 House Gig at 7:00PM.

The radio show will consist of an interview and performance where

I’ll play 4 tracks in the studio. The house gig consists of 3 artists

performing 5 songs for the first time, hence the name 3×5 House Gig.

I haven’t played a show for 2 or 3 months, so I’m excited to perform

twice in one day.

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Instafun with Instagram

I don’t post much on social media compared to other 26 year olds,

but lately I’ve posted a few things on Instagram that I’ve enjoyed.

First was the Salvador Dali inspired self-portrait that I titled Salivador

Dali. Second was the guitar video I titled Footloose. My most recent

was today, when I decided to share a sliver of my rendition of Amazing

Grace I came up with about 3 or 4 years ago. I’m sure there will be more

to come in the future. For now, I’ve added a link to my Instagram page,

so you can follow.

https://instagram.com/raywyatt_/

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Studio Update

Just a quick update, I’m back in the studio, and this time

with the help and sound engineering of Adrian Pumphrey.

The acoustic guitar tracks are done. Vocals are next on the

list. Female vocals by Rebekah Osborn after that, followed

by the accessory instruments. While all this is happening

my dude, John “the Middle Man” Gilpin, will be crafting the

beats.

That’s all for now, but I hope to post more about my time

in the studio. Thanks.

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Not Yet

The last installment of the Blinds miniseries comes

from the last song of the album.

No matter what your beliefs are on life, death,

spirituality, etc., we all want peace. We all want

harmony in our lives. We long to be loved, we long

for justice, and we long for wholeness. Basically,

we long for everything that’s wrong to be made right.

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Piano Tuner

The miniseries is coming to a close. This is one of the

last entries. This song was inspired during a piano tuning.

I watch for quite some time as the tuner carefully did his

work. It was mundane, and at the same time beautiful. I

watched and listened as the man loosened and tightened

every string meticulously in order to bring them back to their

original state and sound.

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