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My Year in Art, 2016

Each year I try to look back and figure out what I actually got done that year, since my default thinking is, “I didn’t get shit done this year!” which is not always true. Plus it helps to set specific goals for the next year,... read more

Sitting in

Recently came across this picture of me sitting in with Dad a couple of Thanksgivings ago, and it made me laugh. I believe the expression on my face is, “What fucking chord are you playing?”  

SACRIFICES, album cover, show dates

Lots going on!   First things first: SACRIFICES, the third book in the Arcane Underworld series, will be out in the world on July 19. Woohoo! That’s the good news. The somewhat less good news is that there were not enough orders from bookstores for... read more

House of Blues Show Date

I’ll be playing guitar in singer/songwriter Raquel Lindemann‘s band this Thursday (June 16) in the Foundation Room at House of Blues Dallas. Show starts at 9 PM, and we get a forty minute set. Fun songs with a fantastic singer and an amazing rhythm section,... read more

My Year in Art 2015

Each year I try to look back and figure out what I actually got done that year, since my default thinking is, “I didn’t get shit done this year!” which is not always true. Plus it helps to set specific goals for the next year,... read more

Big Eyebrows: An Ode to the Doof Warrior

So my wife and I saw Mad Max: Fury Road, and it was greatness. It’s the only movie to date we have actually seen twice in the theater, since we both went home after the first time and couldn’t get it out of our heads.... read more

Writing Process Thingfish

Conrad Zero, esteemed author of all thinks dark and ominous,  was kind enough to tag me for a bit of writing process discussion. Process is a pretty idiosyncratic thing, and I doubt that what works for me will necessarily work for anybody else, but sometimes there... read more

Mono Drum Mic Fun and Games

Got my grubby mitts on a handful of very nice microphones for the evening, and I thought I’d do a quick test using each as a single front-of-kit mic to get a feel for them. I placed all four mics in roughly the same spot... read more

Studio Observations of the Day

I started learning drums on a very nice set of Roland V-Drums (a TD-12), often running the midi output through BFD 2 to get better sounds. I thought that was more-or-less fantastic. Then I had a jam session with a real drummer, so I miked... read more