Why I Write

It’s National Day of Writing, and I was asked Why I Write. Quite simply, because my brain gets full from time to time and needs to be emptied. Why do YOU write?

Photo by Oakley Foxtrot

Silence is Not Golden

It occurred to me recently that booking is the absolute worst thing a musician has to do. More than hauling a 75-pound keyboard onto the stage, more than constantly warming up and rehearsing and keeping the little throat-flaps in shape, more than moderating your liquor/smoke/coffee intake to protect those throat-flaps from damage, and even more
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Air Drums, Meet Real Drums

Yes, I AM working on a new album.

People have been asking me if I’m working on a new album or not. I don’t think the Earth rotates without me trying to come up with another musical project. Pretty sure if I wasn’t working on another album, you’d have heard about my untimely death by now. I’m not one of those songwriters you
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We Can Move On - Cover

We Can Move On

Something that always gets to me at the end of every good concert is that feeling of “It’s Over.” It’s the same feeling I get at the end of every convention weekend, great vacation, spontaneous jam session… this sense of sad parting, as though it will be an eternity before we can make this happen
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Aaron and Me at the Reservoir

Ten Things I Learned From My First Year of Motorcycling

I never really wanted to do it, really. I looked down on motorcycles, in fact; that people would take that much risk when there are plenty of fun options with seat belts, air bags, and roll cages just confounded me. Then two days in a parking lot with some qualified MSF instruction happened. Aaron and
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Let’s Start A Riot!

Watch the concert from the beginning on YouTube.

Sunday Morning Panels

This Con Is Haunted

Lately there has been much discussion about “ghosting” conventions. If you’ve never heard the term, “ghosting” is when you attend a convention without paying for registration. Huge conventions can block off entire floors and use RFID badges, but most just have to accept that people will take advantage of the reduced hotel rate without actually
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Standing Between Two Worlds

Two days after returning from Furry Fiesta, I packed right back up and boarded a plane for Virginia to play two cons at the same time. No, seriously, this was a first for me. I was invited to play for FursonaCon’s first year, but they were no ordinary nascent geek gathering. They’d emerged as part
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Art by SwanBear based on lyrics from Lost My Way

“When The Sun Comes Up” by SwanBear

An artist who goes by SwanBear shared this beautiful piece based on a lyric from Goodbye Planet Earth. Here’s the artist’s description: I’m very proud to present this piece that I drew for Ethan Staghorne for his music art book project! I was instructed to illustrate a lyrics quote, and chose a quote from a
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Thank You, Texas

I had an absolute BLAST in Texas last weekend. No, this wasn’t SXSW. Why would I go to Austin when Texas Furry Fiesta wanted to put me on their main stage, treat me like a rock star, and surround me with adorable fluffy things for three days? As I type, I can still feel the
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