Big news! I'm making a movie! It's called Daughter, Actually, a film about mothers and daughters and the choices they make. I wrote the script, and my friend and colleague Jen Mitlas will be directing. Here's a bit of background... At the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, TIME’S UP and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative launched the…Read more Daughter, Actually
Here's something I've been working on... It's a new video from my band, Plush Gordon. The song is called "The Darkest Moon." Musically, it has hints of Pink Floyd, the Jesus and Mary Chain ("Just Like Honey," in particular) and Joy Division ("Atmosphere"). It has also drawn positive comparisons to The Church ("Under the Milky…Read more “The Darkest Moon”
As longtime readers of my blog have probably noticed, I'm love all aspects of music -- making it, listening to it, reading about it, writing about it -- so it may come as little surprise that I've decided to take my interest in music to a new level by starting a label. It's called Hungry…Read more A New Venture
This one's a little odd, particularly the first track, but my new band's debut EP is now available on BandCamp. The EP is called Fits and Starts. Contained therein are: A brief song (25 seconds) about a rubber-band ball A song about a man who works at a grocery store A song about Gregor Samsa…Read more Plush Gordon debut now available!
Between the ages of ten and thirteen, I went to a Catholic school just beyond the city limits of Philadelphia. You knew you were leaving Philadelphia because you had to cross a bridge that spanned a set of railroad tracks and ended at the top of a steep hill that descended into the wilds of…Read more A Longish Preamble to My New Song
Here's my latest song... It's called "Someday Soon," and when I wrote it, I was thinking about what it was like to graduate from college and realize that I didn't really have a plan. All I had was a degree and a vague sense that my life should be going somewhere. Exactly where, of course,…Read more New Song: “Someday Soon”
So the mistake I made the last time around was asking you to listen to an entire album. What was I thinking? That it was 1972? Ridiculous! You're a busy person. I'm a busy person. Busy-ish, anyway. And, really, who among us has forty-some odd minutes to listen to a bunch of songs loosely arranged…Read more New Song: Never Talk Back