Jim's song Python is the closing theme song for the syndicated TV show Cars.TV, which received a Daytime Emmy award. He is a composing member of the TV Academy. Jim's song Broken Bone is the closing theme on the Discovery channel mini series American Cartel. Jim' songs have been used on ten episodes of Bad Girl's Club. Three of his songs were recently used on the MTV show 10 on Top. His song Tropicana Swing was used for In the Big House. Jim's song New World was just selected for Burton snowboards. His song Sidhe will be used for Ralph Lauren. Jim's songs Eleventh House, Lost Souls, The Call, Morning Star, Skull and Crossbones, and Kalahari have also been used on Cars.TV. Khthon was just used by Fox Sports Network and CSBA in the major league baseball broadcast 'Giants at Marlins', and Jim's music was used by Versus in the show 'NHL on Versus'. Shakti was selected for use by Versus on a college football show recently. Arara Charara was just used in a promo for a fitness DVD. Eviscerato
Artificial Intelligence and Eviscerator were just used on five episodes of the WWE's Total Divas.
Carcosa and Khthon were just used on Bad Girls All Star Battle.
Strega was just used on episode two of Beasts of the Bayou (Discovery Channel).
Werehawk was used on an episode of True Life.
Tomato Soup was just used on four episodes of Human Resources.
Demoni was just used on Shark Week: Monster Mako.
Five tracks have been used on multiple episodes of season 2 of the R.I.P. Files.
Jim has had a wide and varied career in all areas of entertainment. As an actor he has appeared in over fifty episodes of network television, including a recurring role as 'Brendan Welles' on General Hospital. Jim has acted with many stars over the years including Will Smith, Gordon MacRae, Rick Springfield, and Dinah Shore. He starred in a feature film with Ted Lange called 'One Dozen', singing and playing guitar. He has starred in radio with Ed Asner and Tyne Daly, in the musical Guns. He has sung at Drury Lane Theatre in London with Russ Tamblyn, Carol Lawrence and Betty Garrett.
Jim's songs Abracio and Arara Charara were just used on the MTV show 10 on Top.
His song Khthon was just used by Fox Sports Network and CSBA in the major league baseball show 'Giants at Marlins' and Black Sun was used by Versus in the show 'NHL on Versus'. Shakti was selected for use by Versus on a college football show recently. Jim has had a variety of songs licensed by the MTV network for usage on it's various TV shows. His song Python is currently the theme song for the ABC syndicated TV show Automotive Vision. Jim's songs Eleventh House, Lost Souls, The Call, and Skull and Crossbones have also been used. Eleventh House, Diabolica and Laredo are being played on several other syndicated TV shows.
E! News Live just used Xango and Dreamcatcher for seven episodes.
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Broken Bone is being used in their cinematographer web competition.
'Squat Rack' was placed in episode 303 on Human Resources.
Anticipation was just used on Real World Go Big or Go Home
Body Shop was just used on E News Live
Graham Greene, in his 1980 book, "Ways of Escape," put into words what most writers know: "Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."
Federico García Lorca attempts to shed some light on the eerie and inexplicable sadness that lives in the heart of certain works of art. "All that has dark sound has duende", he says, "that mysterious power that everyone feels but no philosopher can explain."
All love songs must contain duende. For the love song is never truly happy. It must first embrace the potential for pain.
All that has dark has duende. And there's no deeper truth than that. -- Federico Garcia Lorca
"You once said that you would like to sit beside me while I write. Listen, in that case I could not write at all. For writing means revealing oneself to excess; that utmost of self-revelation and surrender, in which a human being, when involved with others, would feel he was losing himself, and from which, therefore, he will always shrink as long as he is in his right mind-- for everyone wants to live as long as he is alive-- even the degree of self-revelation and surrender is not enough for writing.
Writing that springs from the surface of existence-- when there is no other way and deeper wells have dried up-- is nothing, and collapses the moment a truer emotion makes the surface shake. That is why one can never be alone enough when one writes, why there can never be enough silence around one when one writes, why even night is not night enough."
"Writing," says Kafka, "is a form of prayer.