The backyard I grew up with.

The backyard I grew up with.

So the taxes are done and I *should* be working on my album, but I’ve been on a HUGE cleaning/wellness/gardening kick (as in - threw out half of what was in the garage and the fridge, re-seeding the lawn, mulching, putting together the butterfly garden, got that mouthguard so I won’t grind my teeth at night, sprouting some osage orange trees, compost compost compost)… and I just want to get as much done as I can while it lasts, because it’s not only cleaning, it’s an introspective cleaning - I’m examining my own brain pathways, ferreting out why I think I’m going to use an entire box of newspapers and becoming more realistic, creating new avenues to take care of stuff and prevent clutter before it happens… which can only be a good thing for the rest of my music…

feels kind of lame but like I said, it’s not gonna last!!

VEDA is over for me

For any who might’ve been curious - VEDA isn’t agreeing with me! I dunno what it is! But I’m also kind of reluctant to push myself to do it when I’ve finally just got my taxes done and I’m ready to push to finish the album and do all kinds of cool springy things like building a butterfly garden, etc. etc. - I’m just not in need of a new creative project at the moment.

This is not to say that I intend NOT to vlog; on the contrary, I think I’ll keep vlogging about musical things, like music theory, the progress of the album, casual bits of news on current projects. I’d rather vlog more occasionally about things I wanna vlog about, rather than making myself vlog about this and that until I hate vlogging.

Make sense?

Besides, I’m about to get a sweet smartphone that’ll beat the crap out of those blurry-gritty iPod videos.

Ahh nooo, don’t let the VEDAs fall behind again!!

Thoughts on Writers in the Round format. I just got back from a gig of that nature. :3 Yay PASA!

Ryan takes good photos. ^^

Zaikka Indian Grill, Wilmington, DE - April 4, 2014 art loop!

VEDA for April 11 - thoughts on finding great open mics. We had a fantastic time at an open mic at Cannon Coffee in Pittsburgh, and it made me all reflective’n stuff.


What Boys Look For in Girls

We all want to be appreciated…but initial attraction isn’t really based in reality. There’s a really huge audience of very young women on YouTube, and I’m really worried about them basing their self-worth on whether they appeal to guys. That seems to be how the world is set up. I’m a dude, of course, so I’m basing this on what I’ve seen on YouTube and IRL, but I don’t think I’m crazy.

I should have said in the video…this isn’t meant to be relationship advice. There are lots of good people out there with whom to have relationships, but what they’re “looking for” doesn’t necessarily correspond with what they actually want or need. That “love at first sight” moment is pretty much the least interesting moment of a relationship (despite being one of the most exciting.)

Important notes on self-worth and expression. Win.

Tonight’s gig - a sweet, low-key hangout in rural PA. We’ve got to wrap up FAWM (February Album Writing Month) and greet springtime proper.
Nevermind my crappy imagework. It’s gonna be good.

Tonight’s gig - a sweet, low-key hangout in rural PA. We’ve got to wrap up FAWM (February Album Writing Month) and greet springtime proper.

Nevermind my crappy imagework. It’s gonna be good.

Vlogging Every Day in April while being on vacation was hard. Please accept this as yesterday’s vlog. :D

VEDA 05 - going-away rituals. kinda blurry. but. Merh!

I’ll be traveling a bit and I might not be posting these VEDA’s up on Tumblr - if you’re keen on watching them while I’m on the road, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel :)