What have I been doing? Well thank you for asking, I have been busy shredding my fingertips to the bone on my brand new Eko guitars. I bought two of them, these fine reproductions of Italian electric 6 strings from the 60s, with tiny orange amps to go along with them. One is treble and one is bass and they Read More
There is sometimes music that stops you dead in your tracks on first listening and you already know that you will be listening to the beats of it, the story of it – the meter and time and rhyme of it will stay with you for as long as you can still hear, and possibly even after that for a while, before your mind forgets Read More
I have been a fan of George Michael since Wham was a four person outfit – since when it was George, Andy, Pepsi and Shirley. I liked their leather jackets and short and spiky hair, their voices held together by now primitive sounding hip hop beats and brass. They wore short boots and long pants and looked 1950’s and looked rocker, like Guys and Dolls, Read More
There are nights that define your life and I imagine that when you die, when the film of your life passes before your eyes, there will be skillfully edited highlights from these times and you may be leaving your body and going into the light but you’ll be pleasantly entertained during your journey, like an in flight movie starring you and the best of you Read More
Few people have the supernatural powers of persuasion of Margaret Cho. After collaborating on music for Cho Dependent, she got me to strum the very exotic and scatological “Shit-Tar” in her music video Eat Shit & Die while three dancing turds did high kicks about the stage. This summer I found myself in a small cage dressed in Read More
There are few artists who have moved me or been a constant in my life as much as Bob Mould. His music, beginning with Hüsker Dü, which the gay punk glitterati who worked in my father’s Polk Street bookstore would play loud at night to discourage shoplifting, because when Hüsker Dü is on, everyone is paying attention – then his Read More
My good friend and frequent collaborator Garrison Starr is working on a new album. We were in the studio last week and she played me some of it and it’s amazing!!! Please check out this video – it’s really awesome and I think everyone should help her out!
There’s a lot of great things that fans Read More
I am sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. It’s really awful. I didn’t know her, but I loved her music, and her incredible voice, and although she was very young, her eyes looked out from an ancient soul. That deep, rich well of sadness where she drew her startling contralto from, the dark depths of her humor and tragedy – seemed like it had been Read More
Here’s my latest collaboration with the amazing Sherry Vine! We recorded this song separately in New York and Atlanta with the awesome DJ Gomi. It still sounds very intimate though, as if we were right next to each other in bed! I love it and the beat is a real Barry White/70’s funky slow jam. This is a summer hit!
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