What I’m Doing Now

Feb 2019:

  • Continuing to examine my career trajectory closely through a Napoleon Hill lens. I know only two people who will get that reference.
  • Preparing for a move to the Philly area in the next few months. Yes, we’re moving in case you hadn’t heard.
  • Selling / giving away some gear from my studio as we’re downsizing. Moving to a portable rig.
  • Mentoring a BU Communication Studies student in our first ever Pepperhead Studios internship.
  • Recently wrapped an EP with Tanner Bingaman.
  • Exploring analog synthesis.
  • Preparing for Mountain Skies (NC) and EEEM (NJ) electro events.
  • Current Reading:
    • The Rest is Noise – Alex Ross
  • Current Listening:
    • Mashrou’ Leila’s album “Ibn El Leil“

These are on hold for now:

  • Writing a collection of new original synth-pop songs.
  • Recording raw material for a collaboration with electro-experimental artist Al Baldwin.
  • Kurt Smith Collab
    • Bassist Kurt Smith (from local band Shades of Charon) and I have started cowriting some material informed by our interests in philosophy. The collab has been slow-going, and our schedules don’t always match up, but I am curious to see where this goes.
  • Playing bass in some projects…
    • Ed Zuber Project – original rock, punk songs with guitarist/songwriter Ed Zuber and drummer Urie Kline. After a couple years of fleshing out the songs live, I think we’re ready to do some real recording.
    • Bluesmobile – blues supergroup featuring Mike Hickey (guitar/voc), John Sweeney (harmonica/guitar/voc), Kurt Smith (bass), Urie Kline (drums). We’ve only had one gig, but I think we’ll play again sometime… great energy.
    • Negodniki jazz ensemble for the occasional show.
  • Expanding our STEM offerings.
  • Collecting articles about multitasking: