This was written for The Good/Bad Art Collective’s Curtains show.
It features Ruby Robison talking to her dad, Will, about skulls. She loves skulls.
I directed a video for They Might Be Giants’ version of “I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar”.
Check it out!
I read a scene with the late Paulette Goddard and nailed it.
A vampire walked briskly to get home around 5am. It was almost daylight and he was cursing because he had forgotten about the time change due to daylight savings time. This happened every year, every year since it was instituted and every year he forgot. He tried not to look like he was in too much of a hurry because then everyone would suspect he was a vampire. He also didn’t want anyone to see how he ran because he ran like a 19th century crab-billy.Read More
John and John were very kind to invite me. I am very fortunate.Read More
I was asked to write a love song for someone’s wife. He gave me a list of things he loved about her. I gave the list back to him in the form of a slow jam.
I recently added a Helen Reddy cover from the movie Pete’s Dragon to the list that already includes Katy Perry, Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers and Kris Kristofferson.Read More
I lost my voice street performing in Edinburgh a while back and found a voice therapist named David Fairchild. Fairchild introduced me to the songs of Franz Schubert. I immediately took to them. He got excited because none of his students were interested in these. Fairchild was also a fan of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who performed these songs written by Schubert. Fischer-Dieskau’s ex-wife, Christina, lived in the apartment that David rented as a vocal studio. Every once in a while, she would peek her head through the door and smile.
William Schimmel played on Frank’s Wild Years and Rain Dogs, the former being one impetus of my accordion playing. We met at an accordion seminar where he gave a lecture on accompanying vocalists...
I wrote a sequel to “Robert Holiday”. It’s a song for kids. It’s available as an app for the ipad.Read More
I enjoy sci fi short stories. I found this magazine at a used book store in St. Paul, MN. The Issac Asimov article about Strontium-90 is non-fiction. You can download it free or stream it here.