Archive for December, 2009

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Just in time for the holiday season, Summit Records has released a single by the Chad Lawson Trio.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is the first thing from the trio since 2004. They’ve each been working on so many other things, however it was time for them to come together and do what they love…play.

Here is the link for iTunes. I hope you enjoy, it is classic CLT.

http://tinyurl.com/ylxndow

A Day at the Office: Day 5 – Video Games Anyone?

My office has expanded into the netherworld! YES! Well….kind of. For Day 5 of “A Day at the Office” we visit the island of Panau. Don’t bother Mapquest-ing it, you’ll never find it. It’s like Lost, except …….well. There’s no Hurley there. (For those faithful followers of the television show Lost).

So, I have not touched a video game controller in like….15 years. Give or take a year or there. I don’t really have an addictive personality by any means, but from what I gather a video game would be a great place to start. It’s like ice cream, you never know how good it is until you try it. I’m an ice cream junkie….

All this to say, I had a call the other day from a music supervisor wanting to use one of my songs for a video game. Surprise! The song was written for a yoga compilation so the thought of how they would use it for a video game left me befuddled. But, as you’ll see, it actually worked out really well!

Keep in mind this is a video game….with a good amount of violence. Just so you know. He’s not a pacifist. Thanks for watching.

A Little Warming Up

This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to perform a solo piano concert at the Atlantic Music Center in Melbourne, Fl. The venue is incredible, piano indescribable (a ridiculous Steingraeber & Söhne) and hosts are beyond hospitable. Three great things that are rarely married. Although I do have video of my performance (which I will post soon…I hope), I thought I would put this up first.

It’s the old standard “I’ve Got The World On a String” that I was playing around with. And even though my concerts are mostly solo piano in a mellow nature, I can’t help but to just sit and stretch out on some b9’s when I have the chance 😉 Especially on such an amazing piano. Thank you Brian & Ginny.

cheers