Thanks to the ABJ’s Jacob Dirr for considering me for this week’s “Journal Profile.” It’s a light hearted Q&A, and we really didn’t get into real estate. Instead, you’ll learn a few things about me, such as my 2001 foray into producing a compilation album for upcoming Austin musicians.
I had just graduated from UT and thought there was not enough exposure for upcoming musicians, especially many electronic musicians creating from their home-studios, to breakthrough the traditional blues/rock sound that Austin had been known for. I called it the Austin New Music Project and set about to find worthy music for a compilation album we would release that year. It was called “ANMP: Winter 2001”. In retrospect, I learned don’t say the year, unless you’re Madden Football. The album featured everything: scores for video games, ambient, hip-hop, and even industrial/goth.
I managed to get the album into local record stores (pre-itunes), sold a few copies, and made a donation to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The project lost steam as it was all volunteer, and I needed to actually earn a living wage 🙂 Now that I’m getting nostalgic, here’s a link to the old ANMP site in 2002 (archive.org). Below are a couple of the tracks and artists that appeared on the album.