My punk band, Chiseled Lilies, released a four track EP a couple weeks ago. The release titled Mask It or Casket was a good way to keep productive during the pandemic. It’s four fast, loud, and in-your-face punk songs that come in at less than 10 minutes for the whole album. We actually had most … Continue reading EP Release: Mask It or Casket
Whenever I have a vivid dream that I remember well after waking up, I write it down. I decided to start documenting them here. I was in a corn maze. Down the path in front of me was a manhole cover. The owner of the corn maze asked me how we could make it more … Continue reading Dream Journal: August 7, 2020
I never really understood the vinyl craze. I’ve always preferred digital music in the form of mp3 and streaming services because of the portability, accessibility, and lack of physical space. Recently, a colleague and friend Boon sent me a record as a housewarming gift. An album called Swim by a New Zealand band called Die! … Continue reading Falling in love with vinyl
This morning I’m sitting outside for my cup of coffee. The house sleeps. The kids are reading in their room, awake earlier than we want them to be. The sun starts to peak through the trees, a welcome warmth on my cheek in the chilly morning mountain air. Catbirds sing their haphazard songs, the drumming … Continue reading The mountain is alive
I wasn’t into Coheed and Cambria much when I was in high school. I think it was something about his voice I didn’t like. Then I met my future wife. She was obsessed with their first album Second Stage Turbine Blade. I don’t know why, I don’t even think she knows why. But I can’t … Continue reading Second Stage Turbine Blade
That title can be misleading. When I say “solo” I mean the music itself I played was written and released under my own name. It’s not a band. But I did have James from Chiseled Lilies back me up on the drums, so I wasn’t by myself on stage. It’s also not technically the first … Continue reading First solo performance
“Mommy, look at my walking stick!” What would normally be a loud crunch of the gravel under our feet is overpowered by the kids’ voices pointing out the sights and sounds of the trail. The air is crisp. The slight wind chills my nose. My lips feel tight in the cold air. We’re on our … Continue reading First Day Hike
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you celebrating in the US are getting some relaxation and time with loved ones, whoever that may be. Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!