I’m not old, I’m 37.
LINK IN BIO 🚀 Cat Janice and I got together almost exactly a year ago, and set out to write a song. Neither of us had ever released a proper "collab", so we didn't quite know how it would go. Cat was really excited about this young astronaut she had read about, Alyssa Carson, who "was already selected to be the first person to go to Mars", so we decided to write a duet about a girl who leaves her earthly boyfriend behind to explore the cosmos. It turns out that news story about the first girl on Mars wasn't exactly "true". Regardless, we had a blast writing and recording it, and a couple months later we had the finished song. A couple months after that, Cat was diagnosed with cancer. Since March, she's been through an intense regimen of chemo, and recently had surgery. Seeing this beautiful, vibrant young mother put through such a devastating ordeal has been heartbreaking, but the grace and acceptance and determination that she's maintained has been so deeply inspiring. So far, things are looking really good for Cat. She posts a lot of great stuff on her Instagram and TikTok, so go follow her. Despite what she says in the song, she is most definitely coming back.
LINK IN BIO ~ I’m finally doing it! I’m crowdfunding! Even if you have no intention of contributing, please watch the video. I had way too much fun making it, and at the very least you’ll be entertained. This album is already shaping up to be the best thing I’ve ever made, and my reason for crowdfunding is that I don’t want it to just disappear into the sea of noise that is the Internet. Please, help me get this music out there. And if you can’t contribute, share the fundraiser or the video with someone who might.
Making an Album: Perfection?!
Making an Album: some of the reasons it sucks.
Making an Album: This week @ppeglar laid down keyboard parts on most of the album. We spent Wednesday Recording this gorgeous grand piano in a Manhattan rehearsal space. The first two hours were spent troubleshooting technical difficulties, which turned out to be just a faulty mic cable 🤦♂️ and then maybe because we felt like we needed to make up for lost time, we had a super productive few hours. These videos are Paul playing “Your Animal”. In the second video he’s improvising some chaos for the bridge.
On a beautiful day last August, we went to the beach with some friends and a Super 8 camera. “What Everybody Wants” is a song about realizing how much you already have, and being happy where you are. I hope you are, because that’s what Summer is all about.
“Tunnel Vision” is the only song I’ve written specifically about my eye disease, Choroideremia. This past weekend the whole band came with me to a Choroideremia conference, and we performed for everybody on Friday night. We played this song. It was a truly magical experience, thank you to everybody involved.