mexico

i recently came back from mexico. it was a good break from reality

Ek Balam
Ek Balam

Cenote
Cenote

Tulum
Tulum

zipline view
Zipline view

music thoughts

a few hours after arriving from mexico, i saw luke doucet play at the broadway theater. it was a very good show, though i was disappointed that nothing from "aloha, manitoba" was played.

Aloha Manitoba Album Cover

the fake album reviews are in...

"There is no mistaking the genuineness of this record. Danchilla never quivers away from his honesty."
3.5/5, favorable review magazine


"It shows a potentially gifted artist who unfortunately here sounds like he has favored rawness instead of polish."
2/5, vilage voice


"I really liked the impromptu sounding instrumental track."


first album finally complete and online!

the decisions for my first album are over and exposed, for better or worse.

Album complete
'searching' - 2008 debut album

it's a tough thing to make yourself public and view your innards, but i am proud to have stuck with it, glad to be done, and hope to build on my next album (which i expect will have some digital ambient experimentation on top of the songwriting)


scrubs quote that made me LOL for real (have to see the clip)

Elliot: Do you still let that inner voice of yours control you?
J.D's narration: This is getting too serious. Kick her, kick her in the head.
J.D.: Not as much.


Favourite Albums of 2019
Spotlight Album
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)

This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:

Hold that chrysalis in your palm See it split and change It won't do you any harm It's just trying to rearrange

It was born to live a day Now it flies up from your hand It's beautiful It's the one they call your ever loving man

Wolves have carried your babies away Oh, your kids drip from their teeth The nights are long and the day Is bitter cold beyond belief...

...Close your eyes, sleep in him Dream of your lost sons and daughters Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin And glide up and down the waters

The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.


nick cave-midnight man

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Words of Wisdom

Repetition is the cause of success or failure.

Brian Danchilla

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