ABJ Profiles Jude Galligan

ABJ Profiles Jude Galligan

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.

Alpha Conspiracy:


Gideons Press:

Plow Monday:

Lucid Dementia:


About Jude Galligan

Jude Galligan, REALTOR, Principal of TOWERS Realty and publisher of Downtown Austin Blog (aka. "DAB"), spends his time matching remarkable people with remarkable properties in Austin’s urban core. A resident owner in downtown Austin, Jude has served on the Board of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and the City of Austin Downtown Commission. Contact Jude.

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