The Story of “Hey Beautiful” (Music Memoir)

The Story of “Hey Beautiful” (Music Memoir)

San Francisco was a gorgeous and gritty city in 1998, but it was changing. Teetering on the edge between punk rock and gentrification. Between the first dot-com explosion and the vestiges of cyberpunk. The floodgates had opened to people with money on their minds, but...
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...
Our best stories and songs come from our own experiences.

Our best stories and songs come from our own experiences.

Of all the stories and songs in the world, the greatest ones are true. Or, at least, mostly true. I believe that when people create using their own experiences, the work they make is the best. There is no better source of inspiration than your own life. I’m a...