Hi, I’m Mike Grosshandler. This is my website. I use it to talk about stuff I find interesting, whether it’s my bands (The Velmas or Above The Flood), my solo project (Blue Skies Black), other musicians I may be working with, my iPhone, computers (both PC and Mac), tea, (very) amateur photography, or plain old randomness. Please feel free to comment and contribute!
Want to know a little about my view on music? I came up with this blurb years ago when setting up my MySpace page, and thought it came out well. So rather than reinventing the wheel, here it goes:
I don’t feel complete unless I’m making music in some form, be it recording, writing, or performing.
I want my music to be part of the world’s life soundtrack.
I believe the only way to achieve a sort of immortality is through music.
I’d appreciate any help in spreading the word about my music, so please tell a friend?
On February 29, 2012, after over three years of work, I finally released my latest solo album, “Blue Skies Black”. It’s more than just acoustic guitars and vocals this time around. I produced and recorded most of the tracks myself, mostly in my home studio, performing nearly every instrument on the album. The album also features six different drummers, a live horn player, and guest vocals on a song by Phil Taylor (Future Leaders of the World, Machina).
Check out the first single from that album, the title track, Blue Skies Black: