What I’ve been up to lately

by Jon Pinney on October 23, 2013

It’s been a few months since I last posted, so I figured I would post an update on the different projects I’ve been working on and different experiences I’ve had in New York City.

Since being in New York I’ve participated in a few short films, a few photo shoots, modeled for a painter, and written a bunch of new music.

I’ve also been working in production with Discovery Agency on a few shows for Discovery and Animal Planet.  That has been awesome and a ton of fun. I’ve met a lot of people and been able to see what TV is like from the inside.

I’ve also continued working on internet marketing projects, primarily for HomeShield Pest Control.  This has been a lot of fun, trying to figure out how to make their site (http://www.homeshieldpestcontrol.com) rank higher in the Sacramento area for pest control keywords.

Other things I’ve done include lots of site seeing (museums, parks, bridges, and sites), lots of eating (pizza, burgers, desserts, oh my!), and lots of Broadway shows (over 20 since I moved here… almost 1 a week).

I’ve also been studying how to tell stories.  I’ve read Screenplay, Save the Cat, and Story, and watched about 30 movies.  I’ve also been working on a couple screenplay ideas and writing a musical.  Writing stories (screenplays and musicals specifically) is a lot harder than I thought, but has similar parallels to writing songs, so I’m excited to see how I can apply my skills in this new area.

So all in all I’ve been having a great time trying to figure out what I want to do next in my life (by doing a lot of really cool things) and what industry I want to focus on.  As you can tell, most of the options have to do with some creative field where hopefully I can be creative or participate in someone else’s creations.

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What I’ve been up to lately

by Jon Pinney on October 23, 2013

It’s been a few months since I last posted, so I figured I would post an update on the different projects I’ve been working on and different experiences I’ve had in New York City.

Since being in New York I’ve participated in a few short films, a few photo shoots, modeled for a painter, and written a bunch of new music.

I’ve also been working in production with Discovery Agency on a few shows for Discovery and Animal Planet.  That has been awesome and a ton of fun. I’ve met a lot of people and been able to see what TV is like from the inside.

I’ve also continued working on internet marketing projects, primarily for HomeShield Pest Control.  This has been a lot of fun, trying to figure out how to make their site (http://www.homeshieldpestcontrol.com) rank higher in the Sacramento area for pest control keywords.

Other things I’ve done include lots of site seeing (museums, parks, bridges, and sites), lots of eating (pizza, burgers, desserts, oh my!), and lots of Broadway shows (over 20 since I moved here… almost 1 a week).

I’ve also been studying how to tell stories.  I’ve read Screenplay, Save the Cat, and Story, and watched about 30 movies.  I’ve also been working on a couple screenplay ideas and writing a musical.  Writing stories (screenplays and musicals specifically) is a lot harder than I thought, but has similar parallels to writing songs, so I’m excited to see how I can apply my skills in this new area.

So all in all I’ve been having a great time trying to figure out what I want to do next in my life (by doing a lot of really cool things) and what industry I want to focus on.  As you can tell, most of the options have to do with some creative field where hopefully I can be creative or participate in someone else’s creation.

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My First Show in NYC

by Jon Pinney on May 14, 2013

So today I had the opportunity to perform at a Street Fair on the Upper East Side. It was my first official gig since moving to the city last month. I hope that this will lead to more gigs in the future. Also, I have been out and about trying to make contacts and meet a bunch of people. It’s fun being in a brand new city with few contacts. Slightly overwhelming, but mostly just cool. I’ve met some of the most wonderful people. I also love the diversity here. Way different than Sacramento.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this photo of me performing. I will keep you posted on my upcoming shows and the progress of my new album.

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My First Show in NYC

by Jon Pinney on May 14, 2013

So today I had the opportunity to perform at a Street Fair on the Upper East Side. It was my first official gig since moving to the city last month. I hope that this will lead to more gigs in the future. Also, I have been out and about trying to make contacts and meet a bunch of people. It’s fun being in a brand new city with few contacts. Slightly overwhelming, but mostly just cool. I’ve met some of the most wonderful people. I also love the diversity here. Way different than Sacramento.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this photo of me performing. I will keep you posted on my upcoming shows and the progress of my new album.

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My First Show in NYC

by Jon Pinney on May 14, 2013

So today I had the opportunity to perform at a Street Fair on the Upper East Side. It was my first official gig since moving to the city last month. I hope that this will lead to more gigs in the future. Also, I have been out and about trying to make contacts and meet a bunch of people. It’s fun being in a brand new city with few contacts. Slightly overwhelming, but mostly just cool. I’ve met some of the most wonderful people. I also love the diversity here. Way different than Sacramento.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this photo of me performing. I will keep you posted on my upcoming shows and the progress of my new album.

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by Jon Pinney on May 14, 2013

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Original Song: Let Me Be Your Muse

by Jon Pinney on May 14, 2013

Ok so I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted, and none of you know how much I like this city or hate it, but I have to say I LOVE New York City!!!

The moment the bus arrived on April 1st, I new I had found my new home. It just feels so right here.

I’m not sure what will happen to me while I’m here, but I am definitely excited to find out. It took me a couple weeks to find a place in Harlem, but I have since moved in and love my apartment. I have one roommate who just happens to be from my home town in California (I know random) and he is a playwrite. So basically we’re just a bunch of artists making our way in the biggest city in the world! Super exciting :)

To commemorate this, I wanted to share one of the newer guitar songs I’ve been working on. It is called “Let me be your muse” and will most likely be featured on the new album as soon as I can finish recording it. It’s a pretty rough live recording from my place in Harlem, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Here you go!

Let me be your muse
Music and Lyrics by Jon Pinney

I would be the one to cool you down
Take that fire and slowly put it out
Wrap you in my arms and tell you everything’s alright

I won’t be the guy that takes you out
I’ll make you dinner and avoid the crowd
I’ll give you a night that you won’t ever forget

Chorus
Let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to

I will stroke the strings and play for you
Haunting melodies and sexy blues
Every night before you fall asleep

I will take you to Paris
Walk you up and down the Champs Elysee
Take you to Rome where you can be my queen

Chorus
Let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to
I can be your man
I can be your man
If you just reach out your hand

I’ve never known a woman that was so hot and cold
I’ve never held a woman that was just so damn beautiful
And every time I look in your eyes I can see
That you want me

Chorus
So let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to
You can break my heart
You can take my soul
Make use of everything I own

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Original Song: Let Me Be Your Muse

by Jon Pinney on May 14, 2013

Ok so I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted, and none of you know how much I like this city or hate it, but I have to say I LOVE New York City!!!

The moment the bus arrived on April 1st, I new I had found my new home. It just feels so right here.

I’m not sure what will happen to me while I’m here, but I am definitely excited to find out. It took me a couple weeks to find a place in Harlem, but I have since moved in and love my apartment. I have one roommate who just happens to be from my home town in California (I know random) and he is a playwrite. So basically we’re just a bunch of artists making our way in the biggest city in the world! Super exciting :)

To commemorate this, I wanted to share one of the newer guitar songs I’ve been working on. It is called “Let me be your muse” and will most likely be featured on the new album as soon as I can finish recording it. It’s a pretty rough live recording from my place in Harlem, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Here you go!

Let me be your muse
Music and Lyrics by Jon Pinney

I would be the one to cool you down
Take that fire and slowly put it out
Wrap you in my arms and tell you everything’s alright

I won’t be the guy that takes you out
I’ll make you dinner and avoid the crowd
I’ll give you a night that you won’t ever forget

Chorus
Let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to

I will stroke the strings and play for you
Haunting melodies and sexy blues
Every night before you fall asleep

I will take you to Paris
Walk you up and down the Champs Elysee
Take you to Rome where you can be my queen

Chorus
Let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to
I can be your man
I can be your man
If you just reach out your hand

I’ve never known a woman that was so hot and cold
I’ve never held a woman that was just so damn beautiful
And every time I look in your eyes I can see
That you want me

Chorus
So let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to
You can break my heart
You can take my soul
Make use of everything I own

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Original Song: Let Me Be Your Muse

by Jon Pinney on May 14, 2013

Ok so I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted, and none of you know how much I like this city or hate it, but I have to say I LOVE New York City!!!

The moment the bus arrived on April 1st, I new I had found my new home. It just feels so right here.

I’m not sure what will happen to me while I’m here, but I am definitely excited to find out. It took me a couple weeks to find a place in Harlem, but I have since moved in and love my apartment. I have one roommate who just happens to be from my home town in California (I know random) and he is a playwrite. So basically we’re just a bunch of artists making our way in the biggest city in the world! Super exciting :)

To commemorate this, I wanted to share one of the newer guitar songs I’ve been working on. It is called “Let me be your muse” and will most likely be featured on the new album as soon as I can finish recording it. It’s a pretty rough live recording from my place in Harlem, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Here you go!

Let me be your muse
Music and Lyrics by Jon Pinney

I would be the one to cool you down
Take that fire and slowly put it out
Wrap you in my arms and tell you everything’s alright

I won’t be the guy that takes you out
I’ll make you dinner and avoid the crowd
I’ll give you a night that you won’t ever forget

Chorus
Let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to

I will stroke the strings and play for you
Haunting melodies and sexy blues
Every night before you fall asleep

I will take you to Paris
Walk you up and down the Champs Elysee
Take you to Rome where you can be my queen

Chorus
Let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to
I can be your man
I can be your man
If you just reach out your hand

I’ve never known a woman that was so hot and cold
I’ve never held a woman that was just so damn beautiful
And every time I look in your eyes I can see
That you want me

Chorus
So let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to
You can break my heart
You can take my soul
Make use of everything I own

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Original Song: Let Me Be Your Muse

by Jon Pinney on May 14, 2013

Ok so I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted, and none of you know how much I like this city or hate it, but I have to say I LOVE New York City!!!

The moment the bus arrived on April 1st, I new I had found my new home. It just feels so right here.

I’m not sure what will happen to me while I’m here, but I am definitely excited to find out. It took me a couple weeks to find a place in Harlem, but I have since moved in and love my apartment. I have one roommate who just happens to be from my home town in California (I know random) and he is a playwrite. So basically we’re just a bunch of artists making our way in the biggest city in the world! Super exciting :)

To commemorate this, I wanted to share one of the newer guitar songs I’ve been working on. It is called “Let me be your muse” and will most likely be featured on the new album as soon as I can finish recording it. It’s a pretty rough live recording from my place in Harlem, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Here you go!

Let me be your muse
Music and Lyrics by Jon Pinney

I would be the one to cool you down
Take that fire and slowly put it out
Wrap you in my arms and tell you everything’s alright

I won’t be the guy that takes you out
I’ll make you dinner and avoid the crowd
I’ll give you a night that you won’t ever forget

Chorus
Let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to

I will stroke the strings and play for you
Haunting melodies and sexy blues
Every night before you fall asleep

I will take you to Paris
Walk you up and down the Champs Elysee
Take you to Rome where you can be my queen

Chorus
Let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to
I can be your man
I can be your man
If you just reach out your hand

I’ve never known a woman that was so hot and cold
I’ve never held a woman that was just so damn beautiful
And every time I look in your eyes I can see
That you want me

Chorus
So let me be your muse
Let me be your muse
I’ll smile the way you want me to
You can break my heart
You can take my soul
Make use of everything I own

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