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New Song: Sucubus

Sometimes, you don’t really get a choice in what a song is about. It’s not like I sat there and planned to write a song about the mysteriously weird love affair that is Kellyanne and George Conway. But there it was, presented by the universe one afternoon while strumming guitar. I really like it, in…


The King and I

41 years ago today, on July 1, 1979, I attended my first NASCAR event. It was qualifying day for the Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway. I went with my father, who to be honest, was doing it to placate his 12 year old son’s obsession with racing, especially Richard Petty. Oh, how I adored…


VIDEO: Drink Just Tears

“Drink Just Tears” is my futile attempt at empathy with a man who has none of his own. How did he become this way? Evil and racism are not inherent human traits, at least I don’t believe so. They are learned. What fucked this guy up this badly? I tried.The result is one of my…


TESTING 1.2.3. – Pilot

I am stuck like everyone else. I was considering this before pandemic times. I considered that there is a total lack of performance venues in South Florida, plus my ideas are bigger than a guy strumming acoustic guitar (not that there’s anything wrong with that).This will evolve. I hope you stick it out and ride…


VIDEO / SONG: Red

It was May 29, 2017. A Monday. I had some musical pain I had to get out of me. So I rolled out of bed  that night at 11:30 and went into the studio. I opened up the DAW on my already booted computer, checked a the mic and MIDI keyboard for levels and hit…


VIDEO: Bright New Thing

The idea was to make a simple, stop-motion video loop to act as a placeholder for the song “Bright New Thing’”… and I got a little carried away. I bet if you watch it 10 times you’ll still find something new in it. Created in  Stop Motion Studio on my iPhone and assembled in iMovie.


New Songs From a New Album

The time has come to finally share with the world some of what I’ve been musically working on for the past 3 years. It is a rather ambitious project that spans two albums worth of music and some other art adventures that will keep me occupied for some time. But the world is crazier than…


Prologue: The Appointment

I never splinter my mind into fractals of dark and light. It’s all just gray. There is no definition to it really. It’s all even. Everything is in balance. Until I reach out and feel the truth there. It is no longer a trick of light and shadow – it is real. Concrete. Tangible. And…


The Underdog of 199th Street

Ferhat loved the trumpet. We played in Junior High band together and his passion was consuming him. “Maynard Ferguson, man – have you ever heard him play? He is amazing!” His excitement was infectious as he put on the record. “Listen to those high notes – He is the best ever!” Of course, I was…


SONG: (Morphallaxis) Stars Undersea

(Morphallaxis) Stars Underseaby George Zhen “All the doubt that creeps in deep in the nightIs there to help us practice morphallaxis…” 30Over last summer, I was tooling around with some ideas in electronic music, specifically the idea of blending the unison, group vocal sound of something like The Mouglies or even Of Monsters and Men…