Category: Writing

  • Sagittarius Poem

    Sagittarius Poem

    In 2010, I commissioned a poem from Jacqueline Suskin at her Poem Store. The prompt was Sagittarius. I still love this poem. It reminds me of my last full year in Los Angeles, the year I decided to move to Berlin, and I think it perfectly captures that moment. What a time that was –…

  • Eyelashes – Song for Lucille Ball

    I’ve written and demoed a new tune called “Eyelashes – Song for Lucille Ball”. Would you like to hear it? Listen here. Photo by Alison Bell.

  • Head in the Clouds

    I’m working on a new song called “Eyelashes”. Looking forward to sharing it with you soon. Here I am in Lichtenberg today, with my head in the clouds. Photo by Alison Bell.

  • Living in the Spotlight

    Here you have a new song called “Living in the Spotlight”. A demo with no distinct purpose except to satisfy a need to write. It was recorded in my kitchen, between March and April, with my wife and sleeping children in the next room. I hope you like it.

  • The Dry Spell

    Here I am in my kitchen, doing vocals on a new song called ‘Living in the Spotlight’. When you record vocals, you put your lyrics under the microscope and every syllable gets meticulously examined. Phrases that look good on the page don’t necessarily sound great. My focus, at the moment, is on simple lyrics and…

  • Working on the Weekend

    I did more writing this weekend and it quickly grew apparent that a MIDI keyboard and Logic plugins are not for me. I threw the MIDI keyboard into the bassinet and broke out my KORG Minilogue XD. When I started to play around with it, the melodies started to flow, so I kept layering parts…

  • Friday Night Writing

    Last night I set up shop in my kitchen to see if I could squeeze out a song while the kiddies slept. As you can see, I’ve got a Novation Bass Station II and an Arturia DrumBrute Impact going through an Arturia AudioFuse. All of these are easy to use, but this was the wrong…

  • Neon Nursery

    Last night I was invited to do some writing with Damian Press at Neon Nursery, his studio in Charlottenburg. It’s an amazing space with great gear and Damian is a dream to work with. Check out the photos below to get a feel for the space. The session finished at 1am, and when I got…