Venter's Stag Motel is a concept and metaphorical motel - a stage for music presentation and creative output composed by ideals, purpose, and mental imagery.

This is all spearheaded by me, Brent Reynolds, and is my project - my motel. I view it as the ideal I strive for. I believe I will have the best chance at achieving this ideal by creating the motel musically and visually.

The ideal is unfolded in the songs.

Close friends and people who collaborate in the music become "residents" of the motel. Residents can live indefinitely, move out, back in, who knows- it's up to them.

The word "stag" is supposed to bring to mind an animal that has antlers, such as a buck that looks at you from some hill at dusk. This is a nice thing.

The music is self-written with occasional collaboration, and currently self-produced.

It has taken me a few years to seriously overcome the internal fear of sharing my music openly.
This entire project was urged forward out of my head because of a statement in the War of Art by Steven Pressfield --

 

"Resistance is directly proportional to love. If you're feeling massive Resistance, the good news is, it means there's tremendous love there too. If you didn't love the project that is terrifying you, you wouldn't feel anything. The opposite of love isn't hate; it's indifference.
The more Resistance you experience, the more important your unmanifested art / project / enterprise is to you -- and the more gratification you will feel when you finally do it." 


Gear

Logic Pro X, Logic Pro Studio 9, Pro Tools 10

MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2010 | 8 GB Memory, 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5

20" Apple Cinema HD Display

M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R, 4 TB G-Drive, 1 TB LaCie Rugged

Rode NT1-A MP, Shure SM 58 & 57

DT 770 PRO, Extreme Islolation Headphones, iFrogzAudio Aura

Shockmount w/ pop filter (2), boom stand (3), pop filter

Norman B15(6), Gretsch Electromatic (G5120), La Patrie "Etude", Little Martin

 

Miscellaneous

I like SpreadShirt for T-Shirts, and StickerMule (below) for stickers.