Patrick's self-promotional writing page
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Since I have this site, I figured it might be a good idea to store some writing samples, just in case, so I've hijacked a page for personal use over here.

This page includes an excerpt from my novel, Reincarnation Tapes, which I released a few years ago. My book is about musicians and is loosely based on people that I knew in and around a music studio in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles. I took many liberties and exaggerated details for the sake of storytelling. 

Also on this portfolio page are a few clips from my journalism days. I wrote hundreds of articles for the Brattleboro Reformer, many of them mundane small-town issue that I've since forgotten. There were exceptions, however, and I've chosen a few articles that I think were special. 

Lastly, I write a decent amount of short fiction, and I've thrown up a couple short stories (though one of those is not all that short). 

Patrick J Crowley - writing portfolio

Patrick Crowley
Stone Church Video Session

On Sunday, July 16, several of my friends and musicians that have been involved in the production of the upcoming album, For Posterity, gathered inside of a former church in Brattleboro, Vermont. The place had been very recently renovated into a music venue and it retains nearly all of its beauty with its stained glass, painted walls, vaulted ceilings and stone exterior. 

We filmed a few songs and recorded them live, so we'll be putting together some live-session videos to put out there on the internet. This has been something I've wanted to do for many years, so I'm thrilled to share these in the future. While there's no footage to share yet, I'm excited to share some pictures of our day at The Stone Church. 

[UPDATE: They're done!]

Many thanks go out to those involved: Dave Kirkpatrick for videography, David Ross for audio production and guitar, Josh Green for audio production, Josh Cleaver on bass, Chris McCarthy on drums and Erick Lattrell on vibraphone.

Patrick Crowley
Album progress update

I can confirm to you that work continues on my album. Where are we in the process exactly? It's hard to say. I can tell you that I'll be spending a few days on lead vocals this Memorial Day weekend, so it's probably safe to say that bodes well for the completion of this thing. 

This is a very exciting project. It's the most clearly cohesive set of songs I've ever been involved in. These are songs about the good and bad of nostalgia, growing up and longing for the carefree years and old friends. It doesn't have a name yet, but we're getting there. 

Other than that, I'm also working to set up a video session for this summer where we hope to capture some of these album tunes live on video and have that up here on the website and on the YouTubes. That seems to be required these days for artists, so I'll abide.

I'll leave you with a song from an album I've been obsessing over lately. The album is "I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight" by Richard and Linda Thompson and it's one of the best albums I've ever heard. British Folk Rock at its peak and featuring some truly heartbreaking songwriting such as this:

Patrick Crowley