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 […]
February 1, 2017

1816 Was A Helluva Year

In 2014, Saar Hendelman and I drew a blueprint of the first phase of American Murder Song‘s music. Unlike the path we’d taken with our previous collaborations, where our songwriting culminated in a single, comprehensive album, we dreamed AMS as an ongoing series of mini […]
January 19, 2017

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

2016 was a year of milestones. On a financial level, I paid off my motorcycle and a tax debt that I’d been chipping at for years. On the professional front, I launched and toured American Murder Song, a bold and ambitious project that’s given me […]
December 27, 2016

Lucifer Ascending

In August, I wrote a blog called “Confessions from the Devil” about the crippled course of The Devil’s Carnival series. It was difficult to write. Difficult, because it felt like an official separation letter from a project to which I’d wed myself for half of […]