Monthly Archives: March 2014

My goals as an artist (and P.S bucket lists are stupid.)

I always have goals. Short term, long term, and the steps I need to take to get there. I am a man of many calenders and a maker of To-Do list. Also budgets, when you have a $40 an hour

Posted in Pragmatism, Songwriting

On The Cult Of Accountability and the Burden of Sympathy

“I don’t have any sympathy for a woman who lets a man hit her twice.” The assemble men of various ages nodded in agreement with the young woman who said this one day at the pub. I just listened to

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Planning my CD Release Party for April 25th (part ll)

Artwork done! After some dicey computer nonsense the photos Simone took and the curating that Pete Justine did in photoshop the artwork is done. Which also means the track sequence is set in stone. Hi-res digital stone. I obsess about

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On Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, and Star Wars

There’s a TedTalk which bothers me. Once again my focus is the storytelling elements. Storytelling is amazing for teaching, especially children who haven’t developed logical centers in the brain. And so in our modern age that duty falls often to

Posted in Pop Culture

My origin story as a singer/songwriter

If I had to pick a record that changed my life I’d say Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins. I saved up to buy it in my early teens because of songs like Zero and Bullet With

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Hurray for my straight white male privilege

This article uses a metaphoric system I can get behind; comparing life to a videogame. I love doing that. It opens with this line though I’ve been thinking of a way to explain to straight white men how life works

Posted in Gender

Why is being cool is the biggest taboo in our society?

I have transgender dysphoria disorder. I feel like a woman trapped in a man’s body and it’s ruining my life to the point where I’m going to have surgery to correct it. Everyone would understand If I really meant that.

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