Sleeping Kitty Productions 2023

December 31st, 2022 Hello there. 2023 is a big year, as far as celebrating my (lack of a) creative career goes. It marks both 10 years of publishing books (a novella called Them, on April 1st, 2013), and 20 years since I released my first EP under the name The Next Step (Tangled Cords, onContinue reading “Sleeping Kitty Productions 2023”

The Troll Toll

December 15th, 2022 The history of philosophy is a history of trolls. The 1975 is one of my favorite bands (and my absolute favorite band most days). We saw them play at The Armory last night and it was quite possibly the best show I have ever seen. Like TikTok itself, I am obsessed withContinue reading “The Troll Toll”

Introduction v.2022

July 20th, 2022 How does a person get another person to like them the first time they meet? That’s what required of us when we write these stupid distillations of ourselves. If you hate me two sentences in, then I lose you. Definitely for the moment, most likely for today, and possibly forever. No pressure.Continue reading “Introduction v.2022”

Artist 2 Artist: A Conversation w/ Steven Starks Jr, Dennis Vogen & Spicy Chicken Nuggies

March 31st, 2022 Over a dazzling array of a dozen varieties of Desert Fire hot sauce, Steven Starks Jr. and Dennis Vogen have an artist-on-artist chat about what inspired them to create, what makes them tick now, and what they’re doing next. Steven is known for his musical career, playing with bands like Aeous andContinue reading “Artist 2 Artist: A Conversation w/ Steven Starks Jr, Dennis Vogen & Spicy Chicken Nuggies”

Cold World: Official Playlist

February 14th, 2022 June (and summer) feels so far away, so I can understand if your wait for my new book, Cold World, seems cruel. In the meantime, I’ll try to talk about what’s going on behind the scenes, which includes sharing fun stuff like this playlist that is both inspired by and inspiring theContinue reading “Cold World: Official Playlist”

An Aside on Piracy

February 9, 2022 People stealing shit isn’t new. America is full of hypocrisy; the same people who say capitalism works use their cousin’s Netflix password and pirate films they don’t feel they should have to pay for. If you and I went out to eat, and at the end of the meal you suggested weContinue reading “An Aside on Piracy”

Don’t You Forget About Me

January 31st, 2022 Nobody likes to think about it, but at least once a day, someone criticizes you. For every book you adore, film you love, television show you’re obsessed with, work of art that inspires you, there are people out there who will tell you why it is bad. Cynicism, though, is a fad.Continue reading “Don’t You Forget About Me”

inspo facto

December 23rd, 2021 As every year ends, we tend to curl up in our chair, stare out the window, and reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, and what the hell we’re even doing. That is definitely what I’m doing right now. As I learn more and more about people who make an actualContinue reading “inspo facto”

Happy 15 to Love & Fear

December 10th, 2021 Fifteen years ago, in September, I released my second album, “Love & Fear.” I remember the beginning of 2020. (It was a very long time ago. I would understand if you couldn’t think back so far.) I knew that the 15th anniversaries of all three of my Next Step albums were goingContinue reading “Happy 15 to Love & Fear”

CHVRCHES & Donna Missal at the Armory

November 18th, 2021 Sometimes you just need to be in a room with transcendent art to remind you why you love art and why you love making it. We saw CHVRCHES last night at the Armory and they were brilliant; their opening act, Donna Missal, became an instant new favorite, her sound impossible to pinContinue reading “CHVRCHES & Donna Missal at the Armory”