C'est la vie, c'est la guerre, c'est la pomme de terre. (That's Life, That's war, That's a potato.) I know... It seems like there's a bit of a theme going the last couple of weeks since I started this whole boondoggle up again. I'm acting awfully curmudgeonly toward the people one usually classifies as curmudgeons. … Continue reading Thoughts For Thursday: Absurd Responses to an Absurd World
A Fiction Writer's Job is to Tell the Truth of Human Experience through the Made-Up Lives of Real People. I've said that over and over. We make characters, and we put them into situations where they need to grow and adapt, and in doing so (if we do it right, that is), we reveal something … Continue reading Writers Wednesday: A Writer’s Job
In August 2019, I Recorded an Album in One of America's Most Legendary Recording Studios. Then, in December, I Set Off to Tour the West with Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. Here's How It Went... It's been a whirlwind year for me musically. In the spring of 2019, we (Buffalo Jones, the band in which … Continue reading Tuesday Tune-Up: That Rock-Star Life, Though…
We're in Times the Likes of Which Haven't Been Seen in a Century. Here's How to Stay True to Yourself in Times Like These. This sucks. It's true. And I'm not just talking about having to stay home due to COVID-19. Truth be told, quarantine measures brought about by the pandemic haven't affected me much … Continue reading Mantra Monday: You Have the Power
This Is What Literature Is For: Helping Put a Name and a Face to Our Fear—So We Can Confront It. We all know what's going on. And in case you're reading this after the pandemic is over, I'm writing this in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Fear is rampant. Misinformation is everywhere. Leadership at … Continue reading Fearless Friday: When There’s Fear All Around.
Yeah... It's Time We Had This Conversation on Brandonia. 1,2,3,4... I Declare a Generation War! I've written before about how I have respect for Millennials on a few different levels. My main reason for this is that they have access to more information than any other generation before them and they're rejecting a lot of traditional … Continue reading Thoughts for Thursday: Okay, Boomer…
No, I'm Not Being a Hypocrite. I've Been Writing Every Day—Just Not Here. So, as some of you know, I started writing for a website called Space.porn about a year ago. In that time, I've written over three hundred articles for them. None of those articles were pornographic. All of them were about space in … Continue reading Writers’ Wednesday: A Writer Writes… Always
My Guitar Rig (Guitar Geeks Only) I've got a new (to me) guitar setup, and I'd love to share it with you guitar geeks out there. We'll go through the guitars, pedalboard, and amps. But first... Why Change Your Rig? If you've been following this blog, you know that last year, 2019, was one of … Continue reading Tuesday Tune-Up: Guitar Porn
In which I outline my plan for quarantine fitness and publicly declare myself back on-mission.
New Music, Writing, and Site Design Coming in the Next Few Weeks Hey all. Just finishing spring break in this crazy, crazy year. For those who used to read my stuff all of the time, I'm so sorry that I haven't posted anything since August (I think - WordPress is acting buggy on me and … Continue reading New Stuff Coming Soon – I promise.