August 24, 2016

Confessions from the Devil

I should have written this blog a year ago. But a combination of exhaustion, misplaced diplomacy and naïve hopefulness brought out the coward in me. I’m ashamed to admit that for the past twelve months, I—along with some close friends and colleagues—have kept silent about […]
June 22, 2016

Two All-Nighters and a Microphone

In roughly one month’s time, I’ll be turning 40. During odometer milestones such as these, it’s difficult not to reflect on time and age, and the inherit absurdities. On the one hand, I’m too advanced in dog years to pretend to be anything other than […]
June 1, 2016

Murder me with Labels

As an artist, I find that one of the most difficult tasks is that of describing my work. Or, even worse, defining it. I’m of the snobby opinion that if a painter, composer or author is worth their salt, then a lot of time is […]
May 4, 2016

Murder! Murder!

It’s a lovely day in Los Angeles. Even though my bicycle’s got a flat tire and my cell phone’s texting autofill doesn’t acknowledge the word hooker, and even though I had to refer to the internet to remember lyrics to a song I wrote, it’s […]
April 13, 2016

Dangling, Tangling

I’m sitting in a coffee bar, trying to divine a direction for this blog. It’s been a while since I’ve journaled, and I’m distracted by a campy, yet oddly-soothing print of a painting. The print is framed and hung in the corner of the café, […]
March 11, 2016

‘The Devil’s Carnival’ Composers Debut Trailer for a Dark New Opus

Icons of cult cinema, Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’s Carnival franchise) pull the trigger on a new, twisted musical world, American Murder Song. Combining stop motion animation and moving daguerreotype portraits, American Murder Song features a rogues gallery of original […]
February 2, 2016

O Ye Who Trav’l in Blood!

I often write about the creative process here, routinely describing it as a perilous and financially-devastating journey, albeit one that’s ultimately rewarding. As such, is it any wonder that my latest art project is set against an early nineteenth century American frontier, where a young […]
December 9, 2015

Children that are Killer

As 2015 ticks to an end, I can’t help but reflect on the friends, events, accomplishments and failures that defined the year, as well as look forward to the opportunities and challenges that 2016 may present. 2015, what a year! In the last three-hundred and […]