Wednesday, March 14, 2012


This week, I was very happy to learn that "Where Did The Horny Toad Go?" will premiere this April at the Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson!

Several scenes are shot on location there, so it is a fitting place for a first official screening.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Where Did The Horny Toad Go?" - Pick Your Price! (almost)

"Where Did the Horny Toad Go?" is a documentary created by Jar Of Grasshoppers productions to explore "the mysterious disappearance of a childhood memory - an endearing blood squirting lizard - and the passionate people who are determined to save it from extinction."  Scored for acoustic guitar, mandolin, cello, violin and melodica, the film score is a musical portrait of the horned lizard and the humans they inspire.

I am very, very pleased to announce the release of the album version of "Where Did The Horny Toad Go?"!  The album is now available on iTunes and is in the process of being distributed to several other online merchants as well.
However!  For a limited time - a week or so - I have decided to sell the album myself and to allow you to pay what you want.  The only condition is that you must pay at least two dollars.   Of course if you would like to pay more, then that is greatly, greatly appreciated, but if times are tight, and $10 seems a lot, then believe me, I would much rather you listen to the album for two dollars, than not hear it at all!   (I wanted to make the minimum $1, but paypal charges a minimum of $.32 a transaction!)
I am also hoping that if I offer the album this way, some people might just take a chance on some new music.  So pay what you feel you can right now, don't be embarrassed, and know that I really want you to have the album!   I know how it is to like music, or at least want to support it, but not be in the mood to depart with $10.   If you're embarrassed to offer only two dollars, because you know me and you don't want to seem cheap, then simply come up with an anonymous email address and buy it anyway!   ;)
So here is how it works.   Click the Paypal "Donate" button below, and enter the amount you wish to pay.  Yes, you can use a credit card.  Then I will email you a download link through   When you download and open the high-quality mp3's with your music player of choice, the cover art should download as well.  If it does not, just let me know and I will send it to you separately.  If you do not wish to use the button below, you can also simply go to and "send money" to  
Make sure you use the email address where you want me to send the link - or include a note if you want me to send to a different email address.
It may take a day or two for me to email you the files, but I will do it as soon as possible.   If you want the album immediately, you could go to iTunes, or, and purchase it there for $9.99 - obviously, I am thrilled if you choose that option as well!
Here is the Paypal "Donate Button".   Below that is a sample from the album - the "Opening Credits" of the movie.  Thank you all for reading about this and for listening!  Please check out the film if you have a chance.  It is an inspiring, entertaining, and very well-made piece.  If you are familiar with the horned lizard, or remember them from your childhood, then you will find the film highly enjoyable.   Check out the trailer here.
Thanks again,  Steven