Hey, I’m Tyler.

I’m a writer, musician, filmmaker, and millennial swashbuckler navigating the digital frontier through love songs for your Zune.

I independently released two records, Robots Live Forever (2011), and Concerns (2013). My third album is called Televangelist and I hope to publish it in 2021. Some singles, “Idaho Says Hi,” “New Trash Endeavors,” and “Feeling Profound (On T.V.)” from it are streaming now. In 2011, I placed in the top six of the Arizona Battle of the Bands in Tucson and in 2014 was awarded the Hamley’s Songwriting award for my song “Neptune.”

Music on Apple MusicBandCamp

I’ve worked on independent shorts as well as film and TV productions you’ve probably heard of. These big-budget production jobs taught me a lot. Mostly that I want to work in indie filmmaking. See my Film & TV credits on IMDb

You may have heard me lately on podcasts like The Nostalgia Trap, Is This Podcast Name Taken?, or The Youth Critic.

I also do a podcast very sometimes called Meet My Friend.

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As well as the writing here on this site, I’ve written freelance for a number of publications including WUSSY MAG, Georgia Voice, Project Q Atlanta, Talk Film Society, INTO, East Oregonian, and more. Here are some of them and I’ll keep them here until I find a better way.

(10/10/20) Queering Everything interview
(07/23/20) Maybe ‘8 couldn’t wait,’ but it’s far from enough Atlanta Police reform
(09/27/19) Who is to blame for It Chapter Two’s Botched Queer Coding?
(06/19/19) Opinion: Y’all Need To Calm About Taylor Swift
(01/03/19) The Age of Queer Media
(11/01/18) Feeling the Gay Christian Tension in the South
(08/06/18) Living Authentically and the State of Queer Rap with Will Sheridan
(04/11/18) Shamir: Queer Pop and Living Outside the Gender Binary

(02/08/18) Do Not Binge Netflix’s Atlanta-Based Queer Eye This Weekend
(07/05/17) NYAFF 2017: Close-Knit
(05/18/17) VIVID’s Return to Deejaying
(05/05/17) Presentation & Body Narcissism: A Conversation with Perfume Genius
(04/14/17) Review: The Fate of the Furious
(04/10/17) Trailer Watch: Thor: Ragnarok
(03/24/17) Review: Life
(03/16/17) How Disney Developed The Formula For Its Newfound Remake Success
(01/20/17) Review: Saving Banksy
(01/04/17) Apple’s Terrible ‘Theater Mode’ Idea and How It Might Be Useful
(12/16/16) Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
(12/05/16) The Sound of Musicals: Little Shop of Horrors
(11/17/16) I Canceled My FilmStruck Subscription, For Now
(11/22/13) ‘Catching Fire’ not just another cash-in teen sequel
(11/01/13) ‘Ender’s Game’ jump-starts fall movie flood
(10/25/13) Five new artists that stand out in noisy market
(10/04/13) ‘Breaking Bad’ gets boost from Netflix bingeing

(Updated January 2021)

- Scruggs 🍻