Trailsongs: Inspired by Our National Parks

August 25, 2015 was the 99th birthday of the National Park Service and to celebrate I launched a new project. Trailsongs: Inspired by Our National Parks is a collection of songs that I’m writing based on the 59 National Parks managed by the National Park Service. This is an ambitious long-term project that I’ve been slowly workingContinue reading “Trailsongs: Inspired by Our National Parks”

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Films of the Future

Films of the Future is a weekly podcast where Alan Metoskie and I review films before we see them. We launched in October 2014 with a review of Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). We post our reviews 1–2 weeks before the film is released. In between regular reviews we sometimes feature special episodes like ourContinue reading “Films of the Future”

Blue Christmas (Ft. Bald Elvis)

Christmas is only a week away which means I came awfully close to not getting this done in time. This cover of “Blue Christmas” features Alan Metoskie as Bald Elvis. “Blue Christmas” was written in 1948 by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson. It’s been covered 1 million times, most famously by Elvis Presley. WhenContinue reading “Blue Christmas (Ft. Bald Elvis)”

The Sleeping in Our Sharks

One of the downsides to the fact that I recently moved to Chicago is that I’m no longer going to be playing guitar in the Koala Fires. But that doesn’t mean I’m done with them quite yet—we have an EP of remixes titled The Sleeping in Our Sharks available on September 21, 2010. The 8-trackContinue reading “The Sleeping in Our Sharks”

June 2010 Earthquakes

Earthquakes is a dance night at Mayday (formerly the Gypsy Hut) in Cincinnati’s beautiful Northside neighborhood on the final Saturday of each month. This month’s musical guests are two Michigan bands—Lightning Love and Silverghost! Lightning Love are from Ypsilanti, Michigan and I fell in love with them when I saw them open for Bad VeinsContinue reading “June 2010 Earthquakes”

May 2010 Earthquakes

Earthquakes is a dance night John Hogan and I host at Mayday (formerly the Gypsy Hut) in Cincinnati’s beautiful Northside neighborhood on the final Saturday of each month. We have live bands play and John and I DJ before and after. This month’s musical guests are No No Knots and Love Culture. No No KnotsContinue reading “May 2010 Earthquakes”

The Art Test: Episode 4

I’m working on a six part web series for the Art Academy of Cincinnati called The Art Test. Over six episodes four students will share what it’s like to study and create at a college of art and design. These students will focus on how their art is making a difference in the world. EpisodeContinue reading “The Art Test: Episode 4”

The Art Test: Episode 3

I’m working on a six part web series for the Art Academy of Cincinnati called The Art Test. Over six episodes four students will share what it’s like to study and create at a college of art and design. These students will focus on how their art is making a difference in the world. Episode 3Continue reading “The Art Test: Episode 3”