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Other World Companion: An Introduction

I have always wanted to do a music project that was entirely electronic in nature. A combination of synth work, field recordings and other ambient elements melded together into something dreamy or psychedelic. As a keyboard guy first, I grew up on the tones of Dolby, Kraftwerk and Brian Eno. So I figured some day…


Song Chronicles: SEVENTEEN ANGELS

SEVENTEEN ANGELS (track #7) was a song completed in the shadow of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Given we are on the cusp of this terrible event’s third anniversary, I though I should post about it here. It is a song of crisis and epiphany and is structured into…


Song Chronicles: CASSINI’s FALL

  Time for another installment diving deep into the music of A CHRONICLE OF MIDNIGHTS. Today we get into CASSINI’S FALL (track #8). The premise of the song is based on an interview I heard once with Stephen Hawking in which he emphasized the importance of humans getting off of this rock if they want…


Song Chronicles: TEACUP

 Continuing with my posts about the songs of A CHRONICLE OF MIDNIGHTS… today I’m tackling TEACUP (track #3). Best way I can describe the feeling of this idea is the overwhelming nausea of a teacup ride, like the Mad Hatter ride at Disney. That moment when you learn something really horrifying, like the instant you…


Song Chronicles: EMINENT GRACE

I hope you’ll pardon me as I drop some of these songs from A CHRONICLE OF MIDNIGHTS here and talk about them. EMINENT GRACE (track #2) is a song that has this underlying anti-religious institutonalism vibe to it, although not directly. Think of it as Galileo verse the Catholic Church. Or a big middle finger…


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…