New & Upcoming Work
Sure would be nice to plug some concerts or live performances here, wouldn't it? Sure would. WELP.
Some of my paintings appear in the current issue of Wild Roof Journal.
I have poems in forthcoming issues of Speckled Trout Review and Lucky Jefferson.
I lent some guest vocals and guitar to Julie Jurgens's EP of Dylan covers, We Ain't Goin' Nowhere.
I recorded The Quarantine Tapes, a loose collection of songs, and the Baguettes did a virtual collaboration on "F*** Your 401k" (NSFW, obviously).
The Unswept have several new releases as well, including the mammoth compilation The Compleat Unswept and the Codependent EP.
Composing and directing music for the workshop of The Bacchae Project with American Myth Center (Asheville, NC). The full production is slated for summer 2020. (HA HA NOPE, THAT'S CANCELLED. THANKS, CORONAVIRUS! It might go up in 2021 now.)
Illustrating fellow musician Randy Diderrich's children's book, The ABCs of Rock (Nico 11 Publishing). Making plans even a month in advance feels chancy right now, but theoretically it will come out in time for Christmas 2020.
Still writing for theater, in faith that eventually people will gather together and entertain each other.
Wrapping up the Arctic writing project. (Maybe. It's huge.) Two of the poems are in the spring issue of Literal Latté (HA HA NOPE, THAT'S ON HIATUS TOO) and some of the photos appear on the blog.
I just returned from a three-month literary residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM. Combining pandemic lockdown with an already-monastic arts residency is...quite something. I wrote a lot of songs about it.
I was contributing occasional writing to Cards Against Humanity, but I'm walking away from that gig in solidarity with the folx who have recently revealed the organization's upsetting history of abuse. So I guess you can hire me to write comedy now, if you want?
The Baguettes released Highway Gothic in March. The first single and video (shot at The Den) are live. Reverb Raccoon made us their Song of the Day and gave us a really nice write-up. In September, ButterBean Records released a remastered, expanded Everything I Think I Know Is Wrong (making "a splendid album...even better," according to I Don't Hear a Single).