2017 (the frenetic years): Cycle

oh such a man
everyone is so such a man
everyone has such a plan
everybody knows what it is
when they see the waves swell around your head

long held beliefs are easy when you swing from the teat
are easy when you are under the trees
are easy when you know no disease
are easy ’til the waves swell around your head

you count the time from the last clap
you calculate the distance – that’s a fact
everyone must know you
everyone has shown you
because you see the waves swelling around your head

2015 (the middle years): Bon Fortuna

walking off the Spanish ship

2014 (the middle years): Animals

you trample on the history of those that came before
you sell your mind and body to those that pay the fare
and words are so misleading
and deeds have so much meaning
and we are in love with you (for real)

they were so wrong
oh for so long
Let’s just call it off

you claim it’s not you or me
you say it’s on the wall
you reference every one and thing as if it makes the whole
and text doesn’t equal meaning
and talk doesn’t equal believing
and it’s a shame because we love you (seriously)

we were so wrong
oh for so long
we should just start again

it’s a persistent belief
it’s a persistent need
it’s a vocation for me
not a vacation for you!

I work figuratively or I would say that my work is primarily figurative

we were so wrong
oh for so long
we should just start again

2013 (the middle years): Broken but not undone

If you want to know where I “was” in 2013 check out the video I made for the first song off the record.

2012 (the middle years): Androlafi

I really should have known better by this point.

2011 (the middle years): Cyclops

Two sides of the same coin. Frenetic and calm. Too many ideas and not much subtlety.

2010 (the middle years): Pyramid

I don’t know where to begin. This record begins the start of a condensed set of years marked by epic highs and guttural lows. I thought I might actually be able to sustain myself financially with art and music during this period, but as it turns out- no so much.

2009 (the early years): History

This record represents a big step in my musical path. It was when I was finished with this record that I really began to think that music may end up being a big part of my life. I started playing cello and stealing a ton of ideas from my graduate school notes (which were often hilarious). While I cringe at how immature I continued to be at such an old age (did I mention that I was a late bloomer?), I know that it was partly because of that immaturity that I was able to keep my ears and eyes open to learn new things.

I do fear that I will never top some of these songs.