My Barefoot Piano Punk Video Life (Music Memoir)

My Barefoot Piano Punk Video Life (Music Memoir)

The studio was filled with smoke. My eyes were red and puffy and each breath I took was filled with leftover joint fumes. I stared through the haze over the microphone into the engineering booth waiting for talk back. “That was dope.” “Really? You thought so?” I...
What’s Your Favorite Cover Song? – Part Two (Essay)

What’s Your Favorite Cover Song? – Part Two (Essay)

Welcome back to the last seven songs on the list of my 15 favorite covers. I’m writing part two of this story after seeing the new Elvis movie in the theater, which was absolutely spectacular and packed with magnificent versions of Elvis Presley’s songs. I will...
We’re all Rock Stars.

We’re all Rock Stars.

You are. Never forget that. If you think you aren’t, tell that to 16-year-old me in this photo. This punk rock me. Standing in front of a microphone with long flowing hair, flanked by Matt Luksetich and Ryan Flanagan, singing my head off Jim Morrison-style with...