Friday, November 12, 2010

Slap Happy

Check out this Big Jones productions film starring yours truly and various talent from the greater Cleveland area and the Houde School of Acting. It is an improvised "office style" comedy titled Slap Happy. Enjoy!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Digital Analogy

We will throw away our mobility
Turn off the computing possibility
Leave the tone of the ring behind
Take two pairs of clothes
One for the sun
One for the rain
Entertain nothing but the freedom we retain
We will run away
Travel by foot
One right before
One left behind
Two of a kind
To pattern a path to find
A purpose to right life in a left world behind
And the drone of our pace will echo
the empty hole of these social constraints
That is the life we choose to sample
A travesty to emulate
To have been shown an example
Paths led to consecrate
Where understanding is ample
Where happiness isn’t fate
Travel by foot
One right before
One left behind
Two of a kind
To pattern a path to find
A purpose to right life in a left world behind

Friday, August 13, 2010

Personals Uncut

In the last 5 months I have begun to get involved in acting in the Cleveland area. This Saturday and next saturday I will be appearing in a comedic play titled Personals Uncut at the Kennedy Theater in Playhouse square. You can purchase tickets via the playhouse square box office, over the phone, and I believe online as well. The play will be showing Saturday August 14th at 7 and 10pm and Saturday August 21st at 7 and 10pm, it should be a very funny night so make sure to grab a ticket if you can!

Here's the write up for it:
"Personals Uncut is an original play that explores today's best venue for meeting singles – online dating! The show is performed as a series of monologues that consists of two acts. Personals Uncut gives the audience an uncensored glimpse into the world of online dating. The cast portrays a wide range of colorful characters that gives the audience a taste of what's "out there" without having to type in a screenname. From the comfort of your velvet seat in the theatre, you are introduced to twenty-one eligible 'singles' looking for love (well mostly). So whether you’re curious as to what you might be missing or you’re an experienced cyber-dater, it will definitely be one hilarious night out! "

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Michael Grepp at the Agora

While this is somewhat late in terms of posting, the show at the Agora went great with a fantastic turnout for myself and the other bands playing. Again I would like to thank everyone who came and remind everyone to keep their eyes and ears on the lookout for The Hampshire EP and anymore shows I will be playing in the future!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Agora Ballroom April 30th

This friday April 30th I will be playing a show at the Agora Ballroom in downtown Cleveland. The Agora has been host to some of the best and most talented acts in Cleveland for quite some time, and I am honored and very excited at the opportunity to play at this venue.

There will be several other bands playing on friday with the doors opening at 7pm and myself going on at 9pm. You may contact me for tickets, which are 8 dollars a piece. I believe cover at the door will be more if you decide to show up later. I will be playing a 30 minute setlist which will consist of me and my acoustic guitar, and also a piano. Anymore questions or information just get in touch!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Three Tracks Released!

As of today I have now officially released the first three tracks from my upcoming CD The Hampshire EP, you can find them on this site in the top right corner, or on my myspace as well, .

The album is near full completion in terms of recording, and merely has some tweaking to be done, then mixing and mastering, and it should be for sale on CD Baby and iTunes by the end of the summer, with a CD release party to accompany it, with a time and location yet to be released.

Make sure to check things out here as I will be constantly updating, thanks again!

-Michael Grepp

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Hampshire EP

I am currently recording an 8 song EP to be released later this year which should feature old and new songs all written and recorded by yours truly. I have 5 songs currently completely recorded with only polishing and slight tweaking needed to be done, with two more that should be finished by the end of next week. There is only one song that will be a challenge because I will have to get access to a full fledged recording studio versus my own home studio that is quite suitable for what I am doing at the moment but difficult for a full band.

This album will be mostly acoustic in nature focusing on soundscapes and vocals, with subtle layering of environments and little hidden gems of tasty sound that should leave you quite interested and happy.

I will begin posting samples when I get closer to mixing and mastering.

Track list:
1.) An Introduction To The Problem
2.) Alone In The Library
3.) The Boy Who Caught A Crow
4.) Silence This Voice
5.) Be Patient
6.) Classical Blues
7.) Paves The Way
8.) An Instrumental Exit For The Solution

-Michael Grepp

Thursday, February 25, 2010

this ground is not the rock I thought it to be

These words are a physical manifestation of my current state of consciousness, my current stream of consciousness; meandering, wandering, picking up sticks and leaves, like shapes and sounds. Flowing to the tips of my fingers, bubbling brooks of constant change.

And yet the reflection stays the same.

You could build a damn to block this, to harness this, to capture this power, a force of nature. Starve those who feed from the tributaries, the underground wells that capture the run off, the ground storing it for a dry spell. Ultimately it is a choice, your choice, to tame the wild rapid, to flood the running waters, or to damn it all to hell.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

taking the next stage

Generally residing over an audience with a perfected resolve, commanding a perfected spotlight with a flick of my wrist I could warp the light around me to cover myself with shadows, I could disappear. It worked with such a perfection that through the refraction of light, there was no reflection, instead staring straight through being and nothingness to only truthfulness:

"What I once thought was my reflection of a better half, if not an equal of parts, turned only to be a bitter half. Staring down the shadow of myself in all this proved its disappearance."

I reflected upon this, in fair realization of the feigned pain left soaking into the soil below, speaking out loud with an inflection that conveyed the mightiest of misty eyed heat, the moisture from my breath carried away like ovens of convection, its currents to pour out onto humid shores:

"There are warmer places than this, sand filled spaces in between the toes, places that are hard to reach because it takes time to get their (but not what they own), flash floods overwhelm the needy fauna. It is the millennia stream that erodes the grandest of canyons to reach its ultimate gravitational goal of eroding untrodden grounds with new feet to place on hidden beaches; There are warmer people than this, shouting from the tops of spires, of steeples, whilst the mired and wicked, mucked masses of misery lie tucked in blanket-less sleep"

Two-tossing their mimicking mouths to make the sounds and syllables your fathers would hold with such despair. In shock and utter dis-repair as they realize they have sold their daughters into unbound servitude, lacking dotted signed lines of pre conceived nuptials. It is not about making your happiness your own anymore, you are not yourself, you are the collective wishes, hopes, and dreams of lost love forged years before your birth. An abortion sold at the collective joining of the gametes, never surging into existence to define your own, but left right inside nothing, marching the vapid vacuous void of hate like an unfinished portrait, wishing for god to fill the lines.

Is each generation truly of such decadence? Each aged with year decay lacking a creed, the command to careen their lost sails into winds able to carry, alone in this lie I will bury, no. I am no longer alone, and there is no burden or lie I carry, but instead a history lesson past learned, present forgotten, and a future that won't be repeated.

"Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on me, with this the realization that the worst of my own, I am, and this is thine enemy."

Taking the next stage.