Posts Tagged ‘Etsy’

Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold from the VIP seats at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mt. View, CA 07/28/17

I have begun to sell things on Etsy starting with an Avenged Sevenfold metal print wall hanging. This 8″x12″ metal wall hanging is an ultra-vibrant, HD Gloss, Chromaluxe print that uses dye sublimation. Instead of printing the image directly onto the metal surface, which may scratch easily, the image is infused into the specially coated piece of metal to provide permanent protection and durability. Not only do Chromeluxe photo panels pop with vibrant color and crisp detail, but they have an extremely durable scratch resistant surface that is waterproof and can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth.

I work with Lakeside Photoworks to deliver a quality product since I want my photos to last as long as they possibly can. According to Lakeside, two independent, highly respected research and testing laboratories conducted environmental life tests on ChromaLuxe Photo Panels and clearly concluded that ChromaLuxe HD Metal Prints are the longest lasting photo medium in the current market. The first laboratory’s testing replicated the effects of incandescent lighting along with indirect natural sunlight against the likelihood of noticeable fading over time. The laboratory compared ChromaLuxe with the top three long-lasting (archival) photo papers. Test results showed that ChromaLuxe lasts twice as long as the highest-quality photo paper and four times longer than the third best photo paper. The second independent laboratory replicated the effects of fluorescent lighting in a windowless office environment, in an effort to measure the likelihood of noticeable fading. ChromaLuxe outlasted its next closest competitor in quality by a factor of 1.7 times the life of their photo paper. It is the high definition, vibrant colors coupled with superior fade, moisture, stain, & scratch resistant properties which make ChromaLuxe an excellent choice for my photos and for your home decor applications.

Head on over to Etsy and check out my first photo print today with more to come soon!

Etsy Logo

Music Sumo is now on Etsy!

As some of you already know, I have been toying with the idea of selling some of my photos. Well, I have teamed up with Lakeside Photoworks in Metairie, LA to provide you with high quality metal wall hangings that are produced with ultra-vibrant, HD Gloss, Chromaluxe prints using dye sublimation. Instead of printing the image directly onto the metal surface, which may scratch easily, the image is infused into the specially coated piece of metal to provide permanent protection and durability. Not only do Chromeluxe photo panels pop with vibrant color and crisp detail, but they have an extremely durable scratch resistant surface that is waterproof and can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth.

I will be starting with a few music prints and adding more in a bit, including other photos that might not be so music related like landscapes, architecture, still life, and more. I am also toying with ideas of music related home decor made from old instruments, music media, and more. Be on the lookout over at Etsy, and I hope you eventually find something that you like.

The Loft Studio

The Loft Studio – The Beginning

It’s been a long time coming, but I have finally started updating the website once again since I have several things in the works these days. In 2017 I moved down to Los Angeles to start working full-time for John Mayer, and since then I have taken a little step back from things on here since I needed some time to relax the mind and do something different for a bit. Plus, we had been touring pretty nonstop for the past few years. I have always had some projects in the back of my mind though. I took 2020 as a pretty lazy year of forced chill since we were not touring due to the Covid pandemic, but with things continuing a bit I thought it might be nice to finally take on some of the ideas and projects that have been lingering in my head.

I have always wanted to build out a nice little home recording studio and start getting ideas down for some songs since that is what initially led me into music. I had tried setting up a studio many years ago; but the cost of gear, the hassle of analog to digital conversion at the time, and the never ending obsoleteness of gear made it very difficult and too expensive. With the growth of digital music interfaces and Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) in the past decade it has made things quite a bit easier to create a small, quality home studio. So, I recently put together the following:

Apple MacBook Pro
Apple 27″ LED Cinema Display
Logic Pro
Universal Audio Apollo X4
Yamaha HS5 Monitors
Yamaha HS8 Subwoofer
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Cans
Audio-Technica AT2020
Shure Beta 58A
(2) Shure SM57s
Roland XP-60
’67 Gibson SG
• Multitude of percussion instruments and noisemakers

This is only the beginning with more to come for sure. Stay tuned for more gear and music ideas.

I have also decided to go back to school and start work on a Masters in Music Business from Berklee College of Music. I will be taking limited courses to fit into my work schedule and will initially be working towards a Graduate Certificate in Music Business Law & Policy. Oooo…. Exciting stuff. For fun, I am planning on taking some undergraduate courses in Songwriting and Production starting with courses to earn a Professional Certification in Logic. Time to get off the couch after 2020 and learn some new things!

For many years I have also toyed with the idea of starting an online store where I can sell some of my photos and any other arts and crafts that I create. It’s definitely time to start creating more and sharing it with others. I believe that I will be starting with metal wall hangings of my photos soon on Etsy. I also have some ideas for furniture and home decor made from recycled musical instruments and physical music media. Be on the lookout.

Find Me On Depop

Find Me On Depop @MusicSumo

Finally, for now, I am starting to clean out my closet and sell some things on Depop. Come on over and take a look at what I got. It will be updated pretty regularly as I have a bit to unload. It is mainly old clothes and items that I’ve aquired over the years that I simply do no need any longer. I hope that some of it can find a good home where it is appreciated more often than hiding in a closet or drawer of mine. Come give a look at what I got, here.

That’s about it for now, but there is more to come. I plan on getting pretty busy again in the coming years. Hope to see you along the way!