January 16, 2018

Count To Ten, And Start Again

Happy belated new year, everyone. We’re a little over two weeks into a milestone year. 2018 is an anniversary. It was ten years ago that Repo! The Genetic Opera, a film that I co-wrote and in which I played a starring role, was released in […]
November 29, 2017

What’s In A Tour?

I just got back from a seven-week tour with American Murder Song. The tour, “The Donner Party Reunion”, was themed after Saar Hendelman’s and my latest concept album where we invited folks to participate in a musical history lesson by way of a faux live-taping […]
September 21, 2017

Drawn To It

Over the past several months, I’ve been drawing up a storm. Hundreds of illustrations ranging from quick, throwaway doodles to detailed rendering worthy of framing. All of this artwork has been Donner Party themed. And, yes, all of it is tasty. The Donner Party is […]
July 25, 2017

The Birthday Dude Abides

I had a birthday this weekend. My 41st. As the old-dometer continues its forward lurch, I’m happy to share that this past year has been a most creatively fulfilling one. It’s also been an extremely busy twelve months—and not without its hair cuts and face-plants—but […]
June 8, 2017

To Beard or Not to Beard? Part II

In April, Saar and I began writing music and lyrics for American Murder Song‘s next chapter: The Donner Party. In preparation, we read a couple of books and watched some documentaries on the subject. We even retraced parts of the ill-fated party’s historic journey on […]
May 16, 2017

Permanent Drawings

In November, I was approached online about a potential art commission by a lovely woman named Rachel Uviktig. She was looking to have me design artwork for a tattoo. I don’t advertise this type of work, so it’s a pleasant surprise when a virtual stranger […]
April 19, 2017

Concussions, Cakes & Caravans

If you’ve been following this blog of late, then you know this author’s year started off with a few bangs… not the least of which involved me splitting my head open on cold concrete. Bang. Bang, indeed. In the first few months of 2017, I […]
March 8, 2017

Are Scars On A Man Sexy?

On Saturday night, I lost a fight. Even after delivering a ferocious headbutt, which left my opponent covered in blood, I was knocked unconscious with my head split open and my face and body covered in cuts and bruises. I wish I could tell you […]