Snippet of a new song!

Snippet of a new song. This is a new kind of vulnerable for me. Maybe it'll resonate with you too.

A Review of Iron Heart by Manic Pixi

I finally took an hour to take off my blinders to recognize that the amazing drummer, Marshall Biever, is actually an even better guitarist for another band called Manic Pixi. Until now, I have ignored this fact for my own…


Want to Know What I Think? (Warning: Political)

Decade by decade, our definition of happiness evolves. Our image of liberty changes. And people are discovering how far they can go in the pursuit of happiness.
For some, happiness is having a job and providing for their families. For…


Cliches You Need to Stop Using Now

It happens to the best of us. We’re writing the next great song, and Oops! A cliche slips out. One of these things happens next:


A) We don’t notice it.

B) We think, “Well, it sounds good, so I’ll keep…


What Needs Does your Music Fill?

Whether we admit it or not, music exists to serve a need. We may write for ourselves, but if we want strangers to listen, we must address that need. No one needs to hear you croon about your latest breakup,…


"No, I'm not pregnant"

I have always had a belly. Since my pre-teen years, what little fat I had was collected in my middle. As I got older, it got more prominent. Regardless of diet and exercise (even when I was going to the…


Why You Might Need a Producer

You’ve got the songs. You’ve got the talent. Thinking about self-producing your album? Here are a few reasons you might want to consider working with a producer.

You need someone who knows your potential who can push you. You might…



Without going into intimate details, let’s just say that, 7 weeks away from my due date, I’ve gone through some dramatic physical changes in the last few months. I used to fear these changes; they meant my body would never…