Welcome! 

Happy August 30th,
My name is Will Mitchell and I'm the sheriff around these parts...I'm also the sole inhabitant, local drunk, and village idiot. At your service. I am an indie folk/pop artist and producer..I also run When Will Productions which produces videos of local Atlanta talent as well as music for television and film etc. 

Part of the reason I'm putting all of this information in this blog post is so that Spotify will verify me on their stuff...I'm up to like 13 followers last I checked on there and I need 250 (gasp!) to be able to upload a biography and put a picture on there I guess.  

Maybe then they will finally take down the Joni Mitchell celtic cover song by some other Will Mitchell likely from Ireland or somewhere like that.  It's the most popular song on there and the first thing you hear when you go to my artist page on Spotify...So you can understand my desire to get that taken off of there.

I don't mean to hate on Spotify...I use it constantly and pay them every month for their fancy service, but they're not great at responding to their artist's requests (I'm sure they get a lot of them).  And I won't even get into the payment structures etc. and ya da ya da ya da.

I'm working on new music erbody. It has taken a long time for me to get back into the writing swing of things...But I think I'm back, or like within the county lines and almost to the city...if that makes sense.

Spotify, hit me up.  Love you.

When It's Over 

Some folks over at SCAD contacted me about doing a video project with them for a class they were taking. It was an absolute pleasure working with them and I only got about a gallon of water up my nose when I did the bathtub scene at the end of the video. Don't worry, I am fully clothed.

Complete Unknown 

Hey stranger!
Here's my latest installment of my video series When Will Productions Presents which I am just calling WWP, cause that is a mouth-full. This one is featuring my good friends Complete Unknown who have a great attitude about life and music and are just all around good people. Their positivity is infectious. I hope you have a minute to check it out!

Josh Wien 

Every few months I get the chance to sit down with the songwriters of Atlanta, GA and ask them what makes them tick.  I was lucky enough to get Josh Wien to come by the studio and play two of his instrumental pieces.  Josh is an incredible guitarist and has a fresh take on instrumental open-tuned guitar music. Check it out!

A Brief Note About Coffee 

I love coffee...and I love it in many different forms.  At home, I'm generally buying different types of k-cups. Today I'm enjoying some Ethiopian Yirgacheffe from Green Mountain Coffee. My friend Ben recommended that I start buying coffee from places instead of blends. He has recently become a barista and is getting lots of new info.

I prefer a light roast coffee because I like the taste and typically don't mind that blast of caffeine that you get from a lighter roast. This Ethiopian coffee is light and delicious and tastes like many of the breakfast blends I typically like.

Now, I don't pretend to be an aficionado. For one thing, I almost have to have original Coffeemate creamer in my cup with my coffee.  I can hear thousands of coffee-geeks eyes rolling into their heads as I say this. But I like cream and sugar. I can't help it.  I used to go pretty wild with the cream and especially the sugar. I had no system. I just assumed it probably needed more sugar always...so I was known to put 8 packets into one cup. Crazy shit like that. I developed the stack the packs technique so people wouldn't be so wise to how many packets I was actually putting in. Rip up four at once and pour them all in.  These days, its one teaspoon of sugar and then I add creamer until that coffee looks about right to me.

Coffee is a continuing journey for me. One year I only used a french press and whole beans. Another year I had that old school drip coffee maker..One year I would add a bit of salt to my cup (a tip I got from Alton Brown).  This year I go back and forth from the Keurig and the french press. I have to make a special trip to find whole beans that are worth a damn and it's obviously more labor intensive to brew it with the french press. But when you get all your ratios right...you'll never make a finer cup.  

Sometimes I go to Starbucks. I'm only human. But I almost never buy a "coffee". At Starbucks I'm getting a mocha. Sometimes regular...sometimes raspberry! *gasp*
When it's hot I might get a delicious Frappacuino. I can make a better cup of coffee at home. Sorry Starbucks, but thanks for the mochas!  I'm having trouble coming up with a thesis for this post. I guess I just wanted to put it out there to the world that I'm a coffee lover. If you know me personally then you no doubt already knew that. I will usually have three mugs throughout the day and I'm about to go get my second now, so if you'll excuse me!

PS I'll have to show you my mug collection soon.

Tiny Desk Contest 2016 

Just submitted my song "Hang With Me" to NPR's Tiny Desk Contest!  


W. Waylon was nice enough to play harmonica for me. We shot his video afterwards... I'm waiting on him to get me his YouTube login stuff so I can upload it for him.
I had to find just the right tiny desk for this..I assume this is an already played-out novelty...but I don't have any desks in my apartment. Let me know if you like the song.

Happy New Year 

Happy 2016!

I, like most people, don't watch very many short films. But I seem to have a semi-annual ceremony of looking up the "best of" lists and seeing which short films have risen to the top. I should watch more short films because...some of these just blew me away.

Here's the VICE best of list of 2015 : 

http://www.vice.com/read/the-best-2015-short-films-you-can-watch-online

Yearbook by Bernardo Britto and Coda by Alan Holly are by far my two favorites from the list.

Here's one of my favorites from a few years ago : THE EAGLEMAN STAG

Podcast Unlocked, Fallout 4, W. Waylon 

Hey there!

The other week the host of my favorite video game podcast, Podcast Unlocked, said they were in need of some new "bumper" music. I thought I should give it a shot, and I was really happy when Ryan McCaffrey said that it would be used in the podcast.

In other news, I am still trying to split my time between Fallout 4 and all of these records I am working on.  I think I am getting close to finishing the main storyline of Fallout 4 so that is good news for my clients! Tomorrow I'm going to record my buddy W. Waylon's next record. We're bringing the recording studio to them, so we'll see what kinds of problems we have to address. Murphy's Law and all.

Give Beta a listen down there if you haven't yet..the little audio player is at the bottom of your screen.

Fallout 4 

Hey guys,
If you don't hear from me for a while it's because I am deeply embedded into my couch playing Fallout 4. Do not worry about me as I have prepared for this and have boxes of ramen within reach of me and a steady supply of water.

I will be leaving the glow of my television for a brief respite while playing music this Friday (11/13/15) at the CD Release Party of my good friends Dear Mr. Peasant. Please join us for an evening of debauchery at the Arts Exchange near Grant Park. (750 Kalb St. SE, Atlanta, GA)

I will post again when I leave my vault.