17. October 2020
7am: Tuesday Bus 262 slithers along hot curved roads. The Eucalyptus trees are fragrant and the blue skies are tainted with white smog on this Tuesday summer morning. Only 7am and the temperature suggests a bathing suit and a long day at the beach. Inside the bus it's packed, but at least air-conditioned. The business men and women wear their summer outfits, hardly different from their winter outfits, as they head to their air-conditioned offices. A tired baby howls. Its attentive mother tries...
12. September 2020
7am: Friday Bus 262 slithers curved roads, determinately making its way to the city. The roads are lined with Eucalyptus trees on both sides, birds are chirping. There are blue skies, the sun is just coming up and the temperature calls for a light jacket at 7am on this Friday. If you would zoom in on the woods, you would see countless dog-walkers and joggers enjoying a morning outing. You would see wild bunnies and maybe even a fox or two. Inside the bus it's full but only 3 people have to...
03. September 2020
I wrote a blog post. Then I wrote another one. They bored me to tears. Then I wrote the opening to a third blog post. Same. Meanwhile my imagination was brewing about Victoria, the protagonist of my album story. Ever since I conceptualised this project I have been excited to write about Victoria's passions and struggles. I feel her when I write the music and when I sing the songs. I feel her so close that it's been hard to get perspective to write a story. But... Finally it started flowing - an...
24. July 2020
For the past 6 months an album has been coming together and it has developed from a handful of demos into a full-fledged concept album, promising innovative trailers and experimental songs. The album is divided into five "stages" as the protagonist, Victoria, moves through different experiences. The stages are, in order, "Contentment", "Love", "Love disappears", "Revolution" and "Imprisonment". Talented crime fiction, noir and freelance writers such as Paul D. Brazill, Jim Shaffer, Mark...
14. July 2020
I have said before that I think we are always going through phases and, being in the midst of a big project (my album), I started thinking about how very different it is to work on a big project versus a small one. In all reality a big project is a compilation of smaller ones - a book is made up of chapters, a computer program is made up of different parts and an album is made up of songs. But the fact that these smaller parts intimately relate and rely on one another to achieve coherence and...
12. July 2020
The past 6 months have been so crazy. I have had a complete lifestyle change due to Covid-19, overwhelming inspiration for music and video, I practiced an array of what can only be described as bizarre vocal exercises and have created about 20 works in progress in the tiny time slots I had for art. And now one of these works in progress is done and I have decided to release it this month. "Joni Blue" is a song that will be on my 2nd album, which is scheduled for release in January of 2021, if...
19. March 2020
These Corona days are weird and scary and the drama can be addictive. It's important to keep up with news, to know the state of things. But I've come to the conclusion that until it has entered my life directly, I've just got to leave it on the floor. A lot. It's like dirty laundry. The huge Corona threat will come to an end and when it does I will be happy that during this tough time I was useful - that I put the drama on pause, created some art and basically just tried to keep the pieces of...
08. March 2020
I am making a new album and my imagination has been going wild. I have written several songs and divided them into 5 categories, as a cycle: 1. Contentment 2. Love 3. Love disappears 4. Revolution 5. Imprisonment This cycle is playing like an abstract movie in my head all day. I have asked Paul D. Brazill of Punk Noir Magazine, Jim Shaffer of Flash Fiction Offensive and freelance music journalist, Mark McConville to write up an abstract description of these topics. I am lucky and grateful to...
18. February 2020
My non-glamorous, freezing cold bedroom set-up.
28. June 2019
With the release of the music video for "Said I Wanna" in sight, I decided to publish some background information about the song. "Said I Wanna" is the oldest song of the EP "Contraband", composed and recorded nearly a year prior to its May 25, 2019 release. It is about the idea of having a mind muddled with annoyance and frustration and needing to get perspective on it. In the chorus, the text "28 stories high to simplify" refers to the idea of getting on top of a 28 story high building and...

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