Scott Alexander Makes Mistakes (2004)
I had just graduated from UCLA's ethnomusicology program and was very tired of academia and putting my own music on the back burner. I was very anxious to record my first album, knowing full-well that my idealism and lack of expearience would leave the album full of mistakes.
My mistakes in Jr. high band nearly led me to quit music altogether. Since then, I have found mistakes not only to deliver invaluable lessons, but they also make for extremely honest and beautiful music. Well, sometimes.
Scott Alexander Makes Friends (2007)
This was a bit of a glorified 3 song demo, of which I gave away over a thousand copies. I discovered that I make more friends, however, giving away cookies.
There was a 4th bonus track on my website about National Public Radio, that is no longer available. You snooze, you loose.
Scott Alexander Makes 7 or 8 Dollars (2009)
This third release was recorded entirely in my apartment. It is the rivalrous sibling to the fully produced studio album, Scott Alexander Makes a Big Deal Out of It (released a few months later).
Though this album cost almost nothing to make, the 8 songs were all inspired by money. Aren't we all?
Scott Alexander Makes a Big Deal Out of It (2010)
My most elaborate and costly production so far. It features several guest performers and producers and resulted in me quitting my day job, as well as a lawsuit that made it's way to The Peoples Court.
This project became so important to me that I realized how badly I need to make more friends to share it with. So I started FreeCookiesNyc, giving out vegan cookies on an inflatable couch. It's a great way to meet people.