A Crack in the Room Tone

stories for a noisy world

by Fred Smith

June 29, 2015

The unwanted. The abandoned. The warriors. 

This is the uncensored story of the kids we've let slip through our society's cracks.

April 17, 2015

On the eve of her high-school graduation, the valedictorian receives inspiration from a heavenly source.

Starring Jacqueline Frenkel and Jessie Frenkel. Music by Jeremy D. Silverman. Written and driected by Fred Smith


November 11, 2014

Having spent nearly 10 years working in the film production industry, I’ve logged my fair share of downtime, sitting on apple boxes and tapping my fingers into their unique wood patterns searching for a timbre only drummers can fully understand.


One day I decided to take a pair of sticks to a weathered apple box that looked like it had endured more hour...

May 1, 2013

I snapped the punchline picture to this thing in a bathroom in Iowa City. 

Borrowed the groove from Stanton Moore--who legend has it built a drumset from wood whose birthing tree was struck by lightning just like in the movie The Natural. 

Little bit of flange effect on my voice and the first poetic groove was born.

I'm kinda into the way words, grooves an...

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