“The Goodtimes” Cocktail

I recently found myself hosting a small, private wake for a dear friend who had passed suddenly and unexpectedly.  She was a practical and thrifty woman, so instead of rushing out to buy a bunch of stuff for the occasion, I took some inspiration from her and made the best possible party cocktails out of [...]

Metamorphosis Performances

This April, I’m gearing up for two performances of Metamorphosis 1-5 by Philip Glass,  where I’ll be joined by dancers Roman Sirotin and Jennifer Gordon.  Folks who have seen me perform my piano/vocal act over the years have known me to slip in a number from Glass’ cycle from time to time, but this April we’re [...]

ComFest – from the Inside

I’ve been attending ComFest almost every year since I was a teenager.  It is the nation’s largest, independent, volunteer-run festival – and something quite unique that Columbus, Ohio has to offer. However, despite about 20 years of ComFest attendance, this year was a unusual experience for me – not just because I got to perform [...]

New Concert Poster!

Recently I worked with fine artist, Sara Adrian to create illustrations to accompany my upcoming EP.  Inspired by the song Zero, this image has become my ‘official’ concert poster: This 11×17 bad girl is already printed up and sitting in my office.  If you are one of the half-dozen fans who keeps up with this blog and you [...]

On the Town

This weekend I got to attend three shows, two of them in private performance spaces.  As I’m getting to know the Columbus, Ohio music scene better, I’m learning that some of the most interesting shows aren’t necessarily happening in this town’s bars and concert venues.  Columbus is creating art and music in homes, factories, and [...]

Spring Cleaning

A few months ago, Mike Chambers of Too Cool Photography and I were talking photography over a couple of glasses of wine and decided that we should do a portrait session with a twist.  Mike has had a Kohler and Campbell upright sitting in his garage for a few years – something he found on [...]

The State of the EP Address

As many of you know, I spent the Fall of 2012 working on recording my first EP using the gorgeous Kawai grand piano at Vaughan Music Studios (VMS).  This morning I finally decided that I will be titling the EP Zero, after the name of the first track on the album.  Zero is a number that represents both potential [...]

Timothy Leary’s Circumplex and Loving Extremes

Today I was reading an article titled “In Search of Higher Intelligence: The Daemonic Muse(s) of Aleister Crowley, Timothy Leary, and Robert Anton Wilson” in the latest issue of Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal.   The article attracted my attention because I feel that I’ve been unusually inspired once, and its something that I’d like [...]