Monday, April 15, 2019

PARTY ON SUNDAY and SLEDGEHAMMER Streamable Everywhere!

I've been on an extended break from blogging, but now I'm back and with two new songs to share!

The first is PARTY ON SUNDAY, an original with a funky beat and bassline.

The second is SLEDGEHAMMER, a cover of an 80s hit by Peter Gabriel with filthy electric guitars instead of synths.

Both are stream-able and purchasable anywhere music is streamed or sold.

More book news coming soon!


Thursday, August 2, 2018

#ICantDrawEither, the Kickstarter Edition

Today's #ICantDrawEither goes out to Aimee, a backer of the SILENT EXPLOSION Kickstarter campaign and all around cool person.

Her backer reward included an original drawing, posted on my website as an official #ICantDrawEither illustration, so here it is...

The Flaming Unicamera!

It's a unicorn...

it's a camera...

and it's on fire...

what more could one possibly want?


Monday, July 30, 2018

SILENT EXPLOSION physical copies have arrived!





Some of you have been asking for those old things we used to spin in our CD players and in our cars. Good old compact discs!

If Spotify isn't tangible enough for you, and you're just dying to hold a copy in your hand, you can buy one direct from me over here. Or at Bandcamp over here. Or at CD Baby over here. Of anywhere else online that sells CDs.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

My NerdCampMI session

Did you attend my NerdCampMI session about creative writing activites and clubs that truly get kids focused on creativity? Wish you'd been there?

Click here for resources I shared via Dropbox.

Friday, July 6, 2018

SILENT EXPLOSION out July 16th!

SILENT EXPLOSION will release on July 16th!

If you missed the boat pledging on Kickstarter, don't despair -- you can preorder the album on CD or in digital form over at Bandcamp and get immediate access to the song "Magnify". CDs will be shipped immediately after they return from the printer.

Stream "Magnify" and preorder SILENT EXPLOSION below...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

I'll be at NerdCampMI!

Hello all!

I'm happy to report that I'll be attending NerdCampMI again this year! I'll be there to sign books, present a few sessions for educators, and learn a bunch of new teaching tricks from other attendees.

I've also updated the EVENTS page with a few Grosso Brothers Band shows, and there will likely be more on the horizon.

On a separate note, SILENT EXPLOSION is about 55% done and should be in the hands of Kickstarter backers within a month or two. Rock on, backers!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Anything You Might've Missed From World Read Aloud!

Hey everyone! I had a blast Skyping with classrooms all over the country this past Thursday for World Read Aloud 2018. Thank you to all the teachers and librarians who invited my virtual self into their classrooms.

Since every Skype is a little different, I wanted to post anything individual classrooms might've missed due to time constraints and technical difficulties.

Below are four videos of things I included in my Skypes -- me reading from I AM DRUMS, reading from a brand new book that is yet to be published, playing drums, and playing guitar. If your students missed any of the moments below, please feel free to share with them however you'd like.

Thank you for inviting me into your classrooms!

An excerpt from I AM DRUMS...



An excerpt from a brand new book...



Me playing the drums...



Me playing the guitar...