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Since the age of ten I realized that I wanted to dedicate my life to some sort of creative work. Unlike the rest of my clan I was ill-suited to work in the “trades.” I have the mechanical skills of a turtle and even less aptitude for that kind of problem solving.

My first creative ambition was inspired by the writing of Edgar Alan Poe. So, at the age of twelve, I took to writing macabre gothic poetry. But finding a word to rhyme with “tomb” proved to be work beyond the grasp of a pre-adolescent and a little disturbing to my family and teachers as well.

Since I already played guitar (I began lessons at age ten) I naturally turned to music and more specifically song writing. At this point, I have (according to the BMI catalog) written and recorded about 230 songs. I’m pretty certain this number will continue to expand because I still enjoy this pursuit and find that it is by far the best justification of my existence or, as the French say, it is my raison d’être.

I am at long last very comfortable with who I am and the life I have chosen. Each day I endeavor to do my best. As my wife often reminds me “all you can do is all you can do.”

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Gotham track and video

I’ve released a new track — Gotham — in homage to pianist extraordinaire and native New Yorker William Kapell (1922-1953).

Hope you enjoy it.

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