I have a tattoo that I regret big time.
When I was 18, I got a giant tattoo of Les Claypool on my arm. Fast forward a few years and I only jam-out to Chopin and death metal. Sorry Les Claypool.
I make a lot of noise in the bedroom. Usually with my 6 string, 7 string, acoustic, or classical guitar. Sometimes even the ol' banjo. When I'm not aimlessly picking away, I'm probably contemplating my next meal–– I'm always hungry.
When I retire, I wanna move out west and live in the woods. How shall I feed myself out there in the wilderness? Easy: helmet, shoulder pads. Watch out, Montana caribou herd.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
AAF Midwest Regional Gold Addy 2022 Spotify: Music That Delivers
Featured in Clio's Ads of the World 2022 Bang & Olufsen: Find B&O
Featured in Clio's Ads of the World 2022 Burger King: The Fairy Tale’s Over
Featured in Clio's Ads of the World 2022 Tile: Musical OLV Series
AAF Greater Flint Gold Addy 2022 Spotify: Music That Delivers
AAF Greater Flint Gold Addy 2022 Doritos: Love Triangle
AAF Greater Flint Silver Addy 2022 Tile: Musical OLV Series
AAF Greater Flint Silver Addy 2022 Burger King: The Fairy Tale’s Over
AAF Greater Flint Silver Addy 2022 Save Our Stages
AAF Greater Flint Judges Choice 2022 Doritos: Love Triangle
One Club for Creativity’s Portfolio Night ALL-STAR––Detroit 2021
New York Festivals Shortlist 2021 Burger King: The Fairy Tale’s Over
New York Festivals Shortlist 2021 WhatsApp: WhatsUp
One Show Young Ones Merit 2021 Spotify: Music That Delivers
One Show Young Ones Merit 2021 WhatsApp: WhatsUp
AdCraft Detroit D Show Finalist 2021 WhatsApp: WhatsUp
AAF Greater Flint Gold Addy 2021 WhatsApp: WhatsUp
Featured at Creative Circle Conference in Singapore 2020 Michigan For All
Movement Billboard Finalist 2020 Movement
CCS President’s List: 2019, 2020, 2021
Git Fiddlin' Covers
'Silvera' by Gojira
'Blood and Thunder' by Mastodon
'Hope Leaves' by Opeth
Snippets of tasty metal bass riffs
My top 10 metal albums, movies, and books. And a recent favorite. Let's get after it.
Top 10 metal albums
Abyssal: Humanity's Last Breath
WOKMN: Rivers of Nihil
Ghost Reveries: Opeth
From Mars to Sirius: Gojira
The Sound of Perseverance: Death
Blackwater Park: Opeth
Colors 2: Between the Buried and Me
Last year, BTBAM released a sequel to my favorite album of theirs. And man, this thing is one pummeling machine of juicy, proggy, goodness. Genre-bending tracks like 'Revolution in Limbo' and 'Bad Habits' offer catchy choruses, jazzy interludes, and brutal breakdowns. This is one for the ages, folks.
Top 10 books
What I'm Reading Now
Soap, Sex, and Cigarettes
A compelling read about the history of advertising. Not so much about Bill Burnbach, but more so about how consumerism offers our ego a way out of the dark.
Top 10 movies
The Power of the Dog
This nail-biting, psychological Western touches on themes of anger and trauma. But a sneaky act of revenge that tests even the most attentive of movie-watchers brings it home. Best Picture? Duh.