Friday, December 31, 2010

year of learning

So 2010 is now nearing closure. It goes down as a year in which recollections have overwhelmed. I made some simply dreadful love decisions, which alas should result in some new songs. This is indeed both good and bad. Good in the fact that it has inspired some things I never thought possible in my songwriting, and bad in the loneliness factor. But I am trying to not let it consume me. I'm looking to the future. It's been a very confusing time indeed, and the closure of the year has been nothing but reflections. My favorite quote right now comes from the love in question: "If things were different, things would have been different." It plays back over and over again in my thoughts.

It's now time to take all of this and turn it into something positive. Music should result and the band will grow stronger. A Shoreline Dream will enter 2011 with a deeper meaning. And I hope to become a better person from it all...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010



As 2010 winds down, much is to be reflected upon. It was a year we took to try our hand at some festival showings. We started the year with a goal of playing as many as we could while beginning a new album, and thus we did. From 3 slots at SXSW, to NX35 and the Midpoint Music Festival, we indeed left the state of Colorado with that on our agenda. Yes, our hometown only saw 2 total shows, and it feels as if we may have been slightly forgotten in the Denver scene, but the journeys we took were well worth it!

On top of band outings, I myself took a huge trek to London, where some amazing production/recording took place at Ulrich Schnauss' studio, alongside my personal favorite band - Engineers. Not only was it one of the most amazing times I've ever experienced, but I also came away with a song titled "London", co-written by Ulrich, that I truly hold dear to my heart. It's quite an epic song, and I can't wait for next month, when it's unleashed to the world via Rocket Girl Records, who is headed up by one of the most amazing women in music biz, Vinita!

Another great opportunity we had came this last October in San Francisco with a great influence, Chapterhouse. While in London Ulrich took me to their work studio and introduced me to the guys. Not only are they some of the nicest people in the so-called shoegaze genre, but they are also some of the most generous. They so graciously invited us to play alongside them for quite possibly their last show ever, in front of a spectacular crowd. It was humbling to say the least and the whole experience almost floored me in tears while on stage.

And as 2011 comes into view I now can see the light of everything we did, and how outstanding it really was. We have new recorded material, including our first ever cover coming next month as well, that being "the chain", which I have truly fallen in love with. 4 new songs have been polished, and we're nearing a new album, which I am dying to release. But I've learned patience more than anything in 2010, and realize all that patience is about to finally pay off. It's been an emotional journey, both on and off the stage, and I really feel it's coming through in the new material. I seriously cannot wait for you all to hear it!!

now if only this love of someone could finally work out....

Monday, October 11, 2010

mezzanine with chapterhouse

After a 20 hour drive back time has finally come to recollect the reality of the show which just happened. Time blurs by and before you know it those dreams as a child happen. This one, playing with a band of influence, in front of an amazing crowd, was one I'll never forget. Ulrich stepped up on stage and played two tracks we wrote together a few years back, and after an amazing response from the crowd we then stepped back and witnessed one of the finest groups around rock their hearts out for the last show ever.... that being Chapterhouse. I for one will continue to cherish that night. One which is now a permanent tattoo on the mind.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

lyrics for "London"...

Felt compelled to share the lyrics for an upcoming track titled "London", as written by Ulrich Schnauss and myself. It's been a very strange ride the last few months, and I think these words sort of explain what's been on my mind... yes a teaser since you have yet to actually hear it, but hopefully it will be worth the wait....

lyrics: Policky
music: Schnauss/Policky
label: Rocket Girl Records

when the loud break shows
endless day
pray the light rays shine
foolish game

fearful last drop gonna rain
don't fall light
come back here
missed the last drop
has it rain?
don't fall light
come back here

it's on the marking on the wall
the final breaking day
noone will ever know this
the endless people say
they'll never want to hear this
at all
the final breaking day
noone will ever know this...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

recollections second batch coming

We sold out of our first run at toneVendor and a new batch is on it's way. Stay tuned and check the following link for when it's available again.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Quick update for those who may be wondering.... We have begun our recording once again for the upcoming album, despite a few months of on and off recording. We're prepping to get rolling with 3 new tracks tomorrow to go along with the recent song written while in Leytonstone visiting Ulrich Schnauss titled "London" (which is soon to appear on a compilation for Rocketgirl Records). Stay tuned for more updates...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LONDON with Ulrich and Chapterhouse

As I continue to finish up some music with Ulrich on my journey to London I not only had the chance to meet Mark Peters of Engineers and watch Ulrich and him finish up a new album, but I also had a rare opportunity of meeting Stephen and and Andy of Chapterhouse over a drink at the pub. Such an amazing ride. Love being around such level headed, thoughtful musicians. The trip has been an outstanding time, despite the slight flu I picked up along the way...

Friday, July 16, 2010


Working on music in a land away from home is the way I love to make it happen. You never know what to expect, and everything just falls into place based upon the experience as a whole. I am about to embark on such a journey. To a place I have never been... and a place where I now have many friends... London. I'll finally have the chance to meet some big influences, that being Chapterhouse, and hopefully Mark Peters (engineers), and I'll be hanging the majority of the time with some outstandingly fun friends... Ulrich and Vinita. I have no real expectations, but I do know it is a journey I must take. 2010 has been a huge change for me on both a professional and personal level, and I do believe this trip will help even out the realities in my mind, while also sparking new ways of creating musical landscapes. I very much look forward to this...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

been a while...

It's been a while since I've gotten a bit personal. Guess tonight is as good as ever. It's been a crazy 2010. Huge life changes involving my day to day, and big changes for the band as well. It's almost complete chaos in the old noggin, and I'm still letting the dust settle where it may. But while it ever so slowly floats to the surface I plan to collect as much of it as I can and translate it into music, art and photography. I guess much like most of us, this is what balances me, and lately I've let it sway a bit as I try to figure out wtf is going around all around me. I'm learning that no matter what, you just gotta do what you love, love who you are, and love those around you as much as possible. Also, I've learned that you never should back down to anything, even if it seems impossible. The last few years were on the brink of impossible, and now I'm really being put to the test. I figure it will come out in the new album, which yes, is long overdue, if not for all the amazing fans, but also for my own sanity. I hope you stay in touch and keep listening. A Shoreline Dream and Brim Liski will soon reveal the inner workings of the mayhem. I promise!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

recollecting - SXSW among other things...

SXSW & Nx35 = a blur of outstanding times. I can only wish to do this more and more often. Step out of the day to day insanity of business, greed, stressed out people and complicated relationships, to hit the road with the guys I love making music with. It was an honor to play, an honor to have fans support our shows, and an honor to be able to share new music with people wanting it (without worrying about their pocket books first). It's sad to think so many extremely talented musicians out there aren't making a living doing what they do best. That they have to take these short "vacations" to let out their musical passion to only have to come back and serve up their second careers again at home. I think about this more and more as my life has changed a great deal in the past few months, and I have more and more time to ponder this. All I can say is you really should support the musicians you think are great cause I bet 80% of them (even the label artists you love) are barely scraping by. Music is far more valuable than another cup of starbucks, if you catch my drift.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thanks to The Westword for their writeup of our new video for "manhattan beach":

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Working on video for "manhattan beach"

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"cometa" pre-release sample:

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Writeup for A Shoreline Dream on the @nx35 website!
Recording "Oudekerk" drums today. Sample soon...