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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…


The Collective Now

By now you realize that much of the OTHER WORLD COMPANION exhibit centers on creating unique moments in time that can’t be repeated. We are stressing the idea that this art is not designed to be consumed on demand – it is a constant live broadcast that the listener enters into and experiences simultaneously with…


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…