Category: Music

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…


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…


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…


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…