Soft Light: A Disco Riff on TS Eliot

Back in high school, I had a teacher named Joe Griffin who turned me on to TS Eliot. I think we spent the first semester of my senior year reading Murder in the Cathedral. It’s a play in which a bishop knows he’s going to get murdered by a king but does nothing to save…Read more Soft Light: A Disco Riff on TS Eliot

New Song…

I'm putting the finishing touches on a new song. This one is a disco version of TS Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." (More on that in a later post!) It's also influenced by Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" and New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle." I'm hoping to have the song ready to…Read more New Song…

Track-by-Track: “Blood Flows Silver”

There was a week in the summer of 2015 when I recorded a number* of backing tracks with the intention of eventually writing and recording lyrics for those tracks. Of course, that was towards the end of the summer, and when a new school year started, those plans had to go on hold.  I called…Read more Track-by-Track: “Blood Flows Silver”

The Love Song of Jemaine Alfred Prufrock – or, For Want of a Wing Man

Anyone who's read Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" knows that it's a poem about a hopelessly awkward guy at a party who's thinking about asking a girl on a date -- or at least to meet him for coffee sometime. Sure, Prufrock imagines it as "tea and cakes and ices," but, for…Read more The Love Song of Jemaine Alfred Prufrock – or, For Want of a Wing Man