Archive for September, 2009

Yes, I’ll have one of each please…

Thom Sequoia performs at Freight & Salvage

Thom Sequoia performs at Freight & Salvage

Yes, I’ll have one of each please…

For as long as I can remember, when I go to a restaurant to have a delicious dinner, something like this occurs:
Waiter: “Are you ready sir?”
Me: “Just a few more minutes”
5 minutes later….
“um, it all looks so good, do you have a sampler? Something with……say……one of each?”

O.K. – Maybe it’s not that bad. But I’m just one of those guys that likes to try a little of this, a little of that. I guess I’ve found I’m kinda the same when it comes to musical genres. There’s only a few genres I don’t like, and I’ll even listen to those once in awhile. I guess that’s why some of my songs are Pop Rock, some Blues, some Southern Rock, some Folk, some contemporary, some Acoustic or Americana….well you get the picture. But they all I guess end up sounding like me.

Sometimes I think that may not be the best approach for a musician to have too many influences. But in the end, the music I play and write comes from the ethereal muse in my head who….well…..likes lot’s of different kinds of music. Hopefully you will like my songs too.

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Ship Of Skies project treads clear waters

I’ve been working a little on the upcoming video game project for Ipod and iTunes apps, called Ship Of Skies, which I have been invited to write for.

I am specifically writing music for the gameplay, and also the story and character dialogue. The storyline and character development is pretty much set, and now I am beginning to flush out the story script. The story will also simealtaneously
be written as a book, geared towards the young reader and adult audience.

Time frame for this will be a year or more on the book, and 1-2 years on the video game release.

Thom Sequoia & AcoustiHouse Summer Season over

Yep. It’s official!

Today i took a quick drive into the canyon and saw the leaves beginning to turn these majestic mountains of Utah.
The summer season has ended, and though I only organizxed two events in the last few months for my business AcoustiHouse Concert Productions, I just don’t have the time to work on local events as much lately, as I am busily working on my national music and marketing companies.

Art City Days saw me organizing a downtown Musicfest, with 9 performers, and a Songwriting and Music Industry workshop, near the beginning of June, 2009.
For the past 7 years I’ve been organizing a downtown stage of bands and artists of all genres that lasts 2-4 days. But this year due to budget constraints on the City, and construction on the City building – the traditional location of the Festival – it went to the Spring Arts Park instead, and only had evening main performers. Fortunately, I was invited to perform on the stage one of these nights.

Next up, from July 7 to Aug 24, 2009, I organized and booked artists and bands to perform at the free Movies and Music in the Arts Park. I also had the privelege to be the MC / Host of this weekly event. Attendance was around 500 per concert and movie.

My most recent performance was at Sub Zero last Saturday night in Provo, near the BYU campus.

I plan on playing live September 19, 2009, at Art City Coffee, for a quick musicino expresso! Bello mi amore!

Then it’s break till October while I finish recording some tracks for my upcoming CD release.

What…What? chachaka ooohhh

This is my newly bloggable blog. Here I shall impart my oh so humble opinion of all things Thom Sequoia. I will even let ya all know now that I DO have the inside scoop on Thom, being as it’s me!
O.K. all you lovers of Thom Sequoia music. I truly appreciate all the great peeps who remind me why I continue to write songs and perform them in concert. I am making a more concerted effort to record my music, and make it available for all who want to hear it on the “internets”, as my buddy x prez Bush called it!
So just a quick note to all those wondering why my site thomsequoia.com has been down: I switched hosting a few months back and did a transfer from Host Karma to Go Daddy, as I have a bunch of domains through Go Daddy. Only problem is that my domain DID NOT get transfered properly, and now I’m endlessly having issues to get my name back from internet la la land!!!! So I may have to get my music website back up under the other domain I own, which is http://www.tomsequoia.com . Ah well, I hope that you enjoy this blog. I’ll try and keep it with posts at least once a week or more. And of course I vow to never ramble on…….NOT!

Art City Musicfest soon to be afoot!

Met tonight with some of the folks participating in the upcoming Art City Music Fest, in front of the Art City Museum for a quick photo Op. Present were Shane Jackman, Thom Sequoia (me), Apeadeus, Susan Alleman, Lyle Hadlock, Kimahri and band. MOre to come about this in the next few weeks.
I’ve been asked to help consult on the committee due to my experience setting up numerous events through my company AcoustiHouse. Hats off to Lyle, Susan, Allen, and Carrie for following through with this idea for the artists in the greater community.