New Developments – CD “Astoria” released

The new album by my quartet East Side (with Clint Hoover, Michael Bissonnette, Matt Senjem) is now complete and is now available.

The CD is called “astoria” and a 100 radio station campaign will commence in September guided by Lisa Reedy Promotions.
There are also a couple of video projects in the works as well and all developments will be posted here at as they occur.
The August 29 performance at the 318 Cafe was filmed as part of one of these projects and the first 40 paid admissions received a free CD from my back catalog.

Blog 1

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.”