A Trace of Memory – A New, Free, and Ephemeral Thing

I make things all the time.  Pieces of music, poetry, little collections of photographs, essays (impromptu dance routines) etc, etc.  Some things grow into larger projects and some I make just to make. One of my favourite things is to show up in the studio (can you see I have nothing up my sleeve?) and …

You Want It Darker…

"I've always been given to self-dramatization.  I intend to live forever." - Leonard Cohen I learned Leonard had died on a Friday.  I was sitting eating breakfast when my girlfriend came to the kitchen doorway.  She asked if I knew.  Knew what I said.  She told me gently.  I was grateful for that.  I put …

Some Thoughts About Time…

"Lost time is never found again" - Benjamin Franklin Everything comes down to time.  It is the very stuff of life; the warp and the weft.  The only things we truly have are: our bodies, our energy, and our attention; and all three of these exist within that box of delights we call 'time'. If …

A Love Letter to Vinyl…

For Christmas this year I received a turntable, some speakers, and a few hand-picked records - I'd been thinking of starting a vinyl collection for a while and had decided to take the plunge. There was something exciting about opening that first record; about feeling the transparent wrap tearing back beneath my fingers, flexing the …

The Real Reason I Run…

I do my best to move everyday.  To do something that wakes the meat of the body and makes my heart beat a little faster.  Running is a favorite of mine.  When I go I keep it very simple - I just grab my keys, lace up my shoes and head out the door.  While …

Hatred Cannot Be Our Answer…

In the early hours of November 9th 2016 Donald Trump won the 2016 Election and become President Elect of the United States of America. If you are looking for details of that story, you have come to the wrong place; that is not why I am writing this. I am writing this, for you. For …

How To Change Someone’s Mind…

Stop for a second and ask yourself: 'How hard is it to actually change someone's mind?' Personally, I think it can be pretty damn hard. The central problem seems to be that, once we have publicly stated any kind of opinion it instantly becomes part of our psychological identity - something that the ego will …

The 3 Things You Need To Know Before You Quit Your Day Job…

In Jan of 2008 I left my last ever regular job (rock climbing instructor - not kidding), screwed my courage to the sticking place, and began making my way as an independent artist. I made art, and I put it out into the world.  I played live, and worked hard to find my community.  I …

Invocation

Invocation is a beautiful piece of music created using only: voice, an acoustic cello and a loop pedal. I'm Working on some Cool New Stuff. If you’d like an email when I release something new, click the link below. I won’t email you for any other reason, or share your address with anyone else. Click …