Yearly Archives: 2014

Greatest Rock Operas of All Time?

I recently ran across a couple IGN Articles titled, “The 14 Greatest Rock Operas/Concept Albums of All Time.” You can find it here, as well as “The 25 Best Rock Albums of the Last Decade, found here. You can read

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Purgatory Falls Rock Opera: Tell the Children : October 18,2014

Some work on the first Act Scene One was achieved. Progress! You can see the results on the Purgatory Falls page. Let us know what you think about the changes! Thanks  Terry

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Act 3 Scene 3 Demon in My Lover’s Skin

The entire Rock Opera is now available in it’s draft form to take a look! The last Act Scene is a spoiler, so don’t look if don’t want to know. If you do, here is a link. We look forward

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Act 3 Scene 1 Mesmerize

The words and music¬†to the Third Act Scene 1 are now up ! It is called ” Mesmerize” We would love to hear from an alto or mezzo soprano to sing this song! Thanks Terry

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Act 2 Scene 3 Father

We worked today on the song called ” Father” . It is the Second Act Third Scene. There were changes made the chorus. These changes were placed on the website as well as a draft the musical composition. Please take

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Act 2 Scene 2 (The Decision )

The present lyrics and music are now available for constructive suggestions. Let’s know what you think of this song as it has progressed to this point.   Thanks   Terry

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Sleep With Me Podcast

I’d like to thank Dearest Scooter for mentioning Purgatory Falls: A Post Apocalyptic Rock Opera on his show. Check him out at or on twitter @dearestscooter I’ll be posting more updates shortly. Thanks. Damon

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Composer Quest

Hey All, I’m starting to get some basic function in my hand but not enough to play guitar. So I’ve been re-visiting some old Composer Quest episodes – a podcast by Composer Charlie McCarron ( check his stuff out at

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Workshop With Pat Pattison

Hey All, I attended a seminar and master class with Pat Pattison here in San Diego. It definitely added to my song writing tool box. For those of you who don’t know, Pat is a professor at Berklee College of

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Composing with One Hand

Hey All, So we’re continuing to fine tune the music side of Purgatory Falls: a Post Apocalyptic Rock Opera. Our timeline has been altered slightly as I have a broken wrist, which makes it difficult to work out parts on

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