Garrett Gibbons describes himself as a visual storyteller. He’s actually an autodidact jack of all trades in the direction and production of film of all kinds. According to his bio, he has worked with clients from Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Island Def Jam Motown Music Group, and musicians from around the world. He has also worked with LDS musicians Colby Miller and Alma Sanjo. Garrett lent us some time to answer a few questions about Seattle-based Indie hip hop, the blending of dance, video, and music, and of course, Justin Bieber.
Colby Miller is turning out to be an almost frighteningly prolific composer, as he releases yet another album available online (free to stream, not free to download) HERE. Edit – free to download too.
He’s also released a nice little music video. Enjoy.
Vol. 1 No. 14, Week of May 30, 2011
This week: Low get raw, Donny Osmond impromptu guest-vocals with Fictionist, The JaneDear girls up for an award, Colby Miller’s new album out NOW, the 5 Browns and Yo Gabba Gabba touring (separately), New Roxy Rawson song, Neon Trees, American Hollow, and Donny and Marie!
Vol. 1 No. 12, Week of May 16, 2011
This week: The Neon Trees meet David Letterman, We sneak some Mormons into the National Jukebox, Fictionist nearly punches Paramore’s producer in the face, Colby Miller gears up with a new band, a new show, and a new album, and more!
Colby Miller wants the internet to hire him to write, perform, record, produce, and release his next album. He’s using kickstarter to fund his next album and needs donations and preorders to make it just so. You could say that it’s a fair request since he has given away everything he’s ever recorded away for free: 2 EPs and a full-length LP last year, and various covers and demos this year. Or you could do what the business world does, and grill him for a while before giving him the job. Since it’s spring, I opted to grill. Because he is a gentleman and smart job seeker, Colby wore his interview-best. Ladies and gentlemen of the hiring board: I give you Colby Miller. Continue reading “You’re a label mogul. Will you hire Colby Miller?”
Vol 1 No. 7, Week of April 11, 2011
In this issue: Colby Miller requests to entertain you, Sugar Ray meets Provo, John Hunstman turns out to be a “Prog”ressive, Mayan Fox heals the world and makes it a better place, mean (but true!) rumors about David Archuleta, Ken Jennings on the Book of Mormon musical, Jennifer Thomas, Idiot Glee, Alan Sparhawk, and more!
Vol 1 No. 3, Week of March 7, 2011
In this issue: SCANDAL EDITION! Ken Jennings defies electoral consensus in a forbidden fantasy! Mayan Fox gets me stonkered! Colby Miller gives away the milk AND the cow for free! Alan Sparhawk unleashes his retribution! The Neon Trees meet Glee! The Steelwells win an award (uh, a scandalous award?) All this, plus Yo Gabba Gabba might get canceled, Fictionist compete with food delivery for attention from BYUTV, and an obligatory Archuleta Army update!
Special thanks to Allison Hatton, voice actress
Colby Miller is an enigmatic new face here at Linescratchers. He composes and records quiet, yet textured acoustic music around his home in San Bernadino, California, yet, despite the seemingly humble context of his origins, his music is startlingly ambitious, and will most definitely tickle the ears of music lovers who think they’ve heard it all. He has released one EP called When I Should Be Sleeping earlier this year, but readers will most likely be especially intrigued by his most recent project. He has released a pair of albums in the last day or two: an EP called Epimetheus, and a full-length album called Prometheus, based on the ancient Greek mythology surrounding the two sons of Iapetus. Like I said, it’s ambitious stuff. Colby has agreed to do an interview with us about his two albums, about the role of mythology and storytelling in our lives and faith, and his unique approach to songwriting. Continue reading “Colby Miller”