Photo of Michael J Downey
  • Acoustic / Pop / Rock
  • SANTA CRUZ, California, US
  • Profile Views: 39,799

Michael J Downey's Blog

New blog postWrite a Blog Post
New Music, New Direction by Michael J Downey on MyspaceShare your blog

New Music, New Direction

Saturday, 4/11/09 - Just something I'm noodling around with. I've been fascinated with moody, soundtrack music lately - like Thomas Newman (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road, et al). So, it's a first attempt at writing that kind of stuff for me. See what you think...


Michael J Downey
    Michael J Downey Tammy and Jules, isn't it amazing that we can write a song, record it, and send it all around the world - to you, Tammy in Indiana, Jules in Idaho, and Tim in Illinois - in a matter of a few hours. Of course, depending on the song, that may or may not be a good thing...:) Thanks for listening.

    Tim, that's a good suggestion. I listen a lot to a station on XM Radio called "Spa" that features this kind of ambient, chill, cerebral kind of stuff. It's relaxing at work, and at the end of the day - John Serrie, Richard Bone, Steven Halpern, Piana, et al. Thanks.
    2 years ago
  • Tim Schulz There are a lot of terrific ambient composers andperformers worth checking out. I've been listening to a lot of Jon Hassel lately, but there are tons more, obviously. Not to influence your muse or anything, but find your local NPR station and see if thy carry "Echoes"... you'll hear lots of world music/techno hybrids as well as just about anything else you could imagine in this vein. Good stuff here.
    2 years ago
  • Jules What a cool piece! :):) Makes me want to reflect on the past.
    Great stuff!
    2 years ago
  • Tammy Watt I likes the way you noodle Mr. Downey...
    2 years ago