NEWS

5.14.2022

Howdy!

NEWS

I’m not really all that keen on holidays, however I do like celebrating things that mark the passage of time.

For several years, on the anniversary of the release date of my albums, I’d always try and have a little do here at the house, invite-only, where we’d play the anniversary album, hang out, and eat and drink. Pretty simple. Those parties were great. Real barn burners.

I held these ‘anniversary listening parties’ for many years here at the studio.

Around 2017 though, I got busy and dropped the ball for a couple of years so it didn’t happen.

Then Covid came along and blah blah blah, these album anniversaries just kinda went away.

Dang, I really enjoyed those too.

 

Maybe I’ll do them again someday.

But not right now.

 

In the meantime, I wanted to circle the calendar somehow because some pretty big milestones have passed by without me getting to point them out.

Such as:

 

2021 was the 35th anniversary of my band from LA, Lost Anthony, releasing our very first EP, LET’S SEE YOUR CREDENTIALS.

 

2022 is the 36th anniversary of my song, Something To Remember Me By, being in the Universal Picture, THREE O’CLOCK HIGH.

 

And 2022 is also the 36th anniversary of Lost Anthony, releasing our second and final EP, HOME AGAIN.

 

So in lieu of a party, I came up with something else.

I recently recorded acoustic versions of some of the songs on each of those three project’s.

I tried to cut tracks that I knew people liked back in the day, but I also sang some songs that were my favorites as well. A little trade off.

ONE FOR YOU. ONE FOR ME.

 

 

www.jvamusic.com/oneforyouoneforme

 

See?

I hope you enjoy these versions of the songs.

They’re free and streamable from the site, and also on Bandcamp.

But don’t be afraid to buy them if you like them.

I gotta keep the lights on around here too. ;)

 

Thanks for sticking it out with me so far, and continuing to stick around with me on this long journey.

I appreciate it. I appreciate you.

 

Thanks for reading this.

Have a great day.

 

Walker

www.jvamusic.com

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And here are some other delicious new releases you might enjoy

1. NORTHWEST

 

 

www.jvamusic.com/northwest

Eleven quiet, slow-rolling, percolating, instrumental, ambient pieces. 

Each one is named for, and designed to invoke, particular streets in NW Portland.

When I first moved to Portland nearly thirty years ago, we moved to NW and lived in an apartment at 22nd and Irving for the first year. I’d walk the streets around there constantly, absorbing my new town, breathing it in deep. Everything was new. It was wonderful. I wanted this record to celebrate the town I love, and I also wanted to find out if it was possible to transfer some of the strong feelings I had living in NW onto you via music.

I absolutely love this record so I hope you find time to check it out.

Also available at Bandcamp

https://jvamusic1.bandcamp.com/album/northwest

And all your favorite streaming services.

 

And

2. BACKGROUND APPLICATIONS V5

 

www.jvamusic.com/bav5

Soft, meditative pieces with quiet pulsing rhythms.

This is music that doesn’t require the effort of listening.

It’s meant to be background for when you’re doing other things.

Also available at Bandcamp

https://jvamusic1.bandcamp.com/album/background-applications-v5

And all your favorite streaming services.

 

Last but not least

3. FOREGROUND APPLICATIONS V5

www.jvamusic.com/fav5

 

Now THESE pieces, on the other hand, are much more rock-driven.

Wild guitars, stabbing synths, grooves and time signatures that are just on the brink of being out of control. 

These songs just keep poking at you. 

Some people like things like this, some don’t.

This album provides some potentially sensory-overloading entertainment material for those that do. 

Dip your toe in, see what you think. What the heck? It’s sumpin’ different.

Also available at Bandcamp

https://jvamusic1.bandcamp.com/album/foreground-applications-v5

And all your favorite streaming services.

 

These three new albums (four, if you include The Puzzle Factory, which I do) are absolutely my favorite albums I’ve made in years. 

They truly reflect my head, hands and heart. 

I’m so very happy to finally share them with you.

If you want to relax, read, meditate then NorthWest, Background Applications V5 are terrific for that.

If you’d rather punch a hole through some drywall give Foreground Applications V5 a shot.

Of course if you just want to hear me sing a little you can’t go wrong with The Puzzle Factory.

 

4. THE PUZZLE FACTORY

 

https://www.jvamusic.com/thepuzzlefactory

 

So that’s what I’ve been up to and where I’m at.

These albums are definitely a time stamp of my recent life.

Hope you can dig ‘em.

SOUND FOR STILL PICTURES:

Many of the pieces I I've been making recently have ended up being used for my SOUNDS FOR STILL PICTURES series.

SOUNDS FOR STILL PICTURES PLAYLIST on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBQUs2w903m-M1D8XoElZn-6aaGpcV4Uv

HERE'S WHERE TO FIND ME:

Site - www.jvamusic.com

Email - jvamusic@jvamusic.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEZjzHvQyA7uqHX5vLteNA

 

Watch your emails…always new stuff coming! 

And it’s always available, always streamable from www.jvamusic.com.

Thanks again,

 

Walker

www.jvamusic.com

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