Singer, composer, and pianist from Queens, and a founding member of hip-hop improv comedy group Freestyle Love Supreme. I write indie soul songs, and delight in spontaneous melody and open space.

Singer, composer, and pianist from Queens. I write indie soul songs and delight in spontaneous melody and open space.

I'm Gonna Be On The TV

So this is a thing that's happening. Freestyle Love Supreme, the freestyle rap improv comedy group I've been playing keys and singing in since 2003, has gone and gotten ourselves a TV show. And not just some well-produced video on the Internet. A real live 10 episode season on Pivot, the cable network behind Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Hit Record…

Goodbye 2010

Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 was an interesting one for me. It would appear I neglected this blog a bit throughout the year, so here's a little recap…

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring, everybody! As usual, I've got big ideas kicking around in my head that I've been meaning to write about here, but they still need some herding and refinement…

The Cult of Practice

A couple weeks ago, I posted about The Cult of Done. I didn't like it. I said that it undermined the value of actually doing anything, reducing creative work to the art of getting better at checking off little boxes…

Powitanie!

So the video Anya made for me has been doing surprisingly well! The past day or two have had us featured on a couple of popular Polish websites (among others), and it looks like I'm getting some new visitors…

Test

I woke up this morning with an itch to create. To write something, to make something, to do something. To use my hands for something that would last beyond today…

Do Something

I just read a post over at The Working Musician about the secret formula for making it as a musician. And I think Cameron Mizell may have hit it right on the nose with this one. I'm gonna spoil it for you…

Hallo!

Hi everyone. Just a quick note to check in. I had a great solo show in December. In terms of my own performance, it was my best show yet. I was focused, I had fun, and lots of friends showed up to listen and support. A great way to close out 2008…

Looking Back and Moving Forward

I've got a show coming up on Monday the 29th. My first solo show in two years. The last time around, I had some trouble. I couldn't figure out how to give the songs the groove they needed by myself, so I assumed the answer was more stuff...

The Real Kanye

I read this post this morning about Kanye West. He's a funny fellow, Kanye. The guy we love to hate. Now we've got this all-Autotune all-the-time new album (Blasphemy!), and then this video on SNL (Uggh!)…

Happy Tuesday!

A couple years back, I used to do these weekly updates. Every Tuesday, I would wake up, and write about my progress over the past week. It was an enlightening process for me, and I think people enjoyed reading it. At least I hope they did. So I've decided to start it back up again. Yes, I know it's Wednesday. Sue me…

I'm Back

My dear friends and readers, I have been absent far too long, hiding behind the veil of forward motion and career-building. I hope you have all been moving forward too, and I hope you can forgive me…

I'm also a developer

I specialize in building tools for musicians. For the past couple years, I've been part of the team at Soundfly, a new kind of music school for today's musician.