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Love Makes the World Go Round

Announcing the release of the first version of my song “Love Makes the World Go Round”! It’s the title track of my upcoming album of original songs. This fall we plan to record the song again, featuring the Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble, directed by Dr. Ray Wise, under the auspices of The African […]

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Searching for Great Great Grandfather & Grandmothers’ Grave

We gave up. After meandering up and down and around for several hours in the beautiful October hills of Marion County, West Virginia, searching for my great great grandfather and grandmother’s grave, my 80 year old Dad and I ran out of steam. We had followed the directions to the Lake Cemetery that we had […]

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Dead Doll Eyes

The anonymous fan with whom I wrote the song Dead Doll Eyes made this video. I cried the first time I watched it. It is very hard to watch. But I believe it is a video everyone should see. Did you know that “Approximately 20% of girls and 8% of boys will be sexually abused […]

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Timothy Reed: A Short Biography by Lorne Behrman

Thanks to Lorne Behrman for writing this wonderful short bio of yours truly. I hope you enjoy learning a little more about me. -Timothy Reed There is a popular self-actualization quote that goes “You can always do more than you think you can.” Composer, pianist, singer, actor, writer, piano and voice teacher Timothy Reed embodies […]

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Cordelia’s First Piano Recital Script

Happy spring, everybody! Here is the first draft of the script of the next episode of the Quillpiggery family, called Cordelia’s First Piano Recital. Please let me know if you have any ideas to improve it. We will be filming it soon. If you missed Porcupine Stew, which was the first episode, you can watch […]

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Alaskan Tales: Fish Hearts

Ouch! Something small and kind of spongy, but also very dense, had hit me in the chest. I looked down to see what it was, but could not distinguish anything in the vat of fish guts and icy water in front of me.  Before I could resume work on the slime line, I was hit […]

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Reluctant Farewell Video

“Reluctant Farewell” now has a video, thanks to the amazing Charlea Janette Bailey.  I wrote this piano piece to help me let go of a romance with a woman, but there are many instances in life when we reluctantly say goodbye to someone, or something. Buy the song on iTunes here.

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Porcupine Stew – A Very Short Comic Film

Hello everybody, here is my first very short comic film! A huge thanks to all of the fabulous cast and crew! Please share this with anyone who you think would like it. Thank you! Porcupine Stew A Very Short Comic Film Written by Timothy Reed Cordelia Quillpiggery Timothy Reed Narrator Timothy Reed Cordelia’s Daughters Olivia […]

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Flying Music Video

Thanks so much to Charlea Janette Bailey for making this beautiful video for my song “Flying”, which features Lauren Brown, Lilly Brown, Jenna Brown, and me on vocals, me on piano, and Charlea’s owl drawings. Chip Reardin recorded, mixed, and mastered; and co-produced with me.  This is the most virtuoso composition on my Euphoric Owls […]

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A Friendly Fog Spirit

She was playing Mary Magdalene, and I was playing Jesus, in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, in Athens, Ohio. One weekday during the show’s rehearsal period, the two of us drove up to Old Man’s Cave, a magnificent half mile-long gorge in Hocking Hills State Park. After exploring a series of trails that crisscross […]

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