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While I’ve always considered myself an artist, I’ve always felt someone uncomfortable defining myself as a painter -
As with painting, I’m a self-
Eventually, during my senior year in 1999, my obsession turned to punk rock. The local punk scene in Utah county was thriving. It seemed like there was shows every night, whether at a house party or at a venue. Each show I went to filled me with such energy as I have not since found again. It didn’t matter if the there was five people in the audience or 500. When I was eighteen, I picked up a bass guitar and faked my way into a punk band called Special Guest. I’d never played bass before, but it was the easiest way to find a band. Every music scene everywhere is flooded with guitarists. Everyone wants to be Jimi Hendrix. That same year, I bought a drum set for the same reason. I wanted to play in a band. It didn’t matter what I played. So by the time I was 19, I could play the guitar, bass, and drums well-
Throughout my 20’s, I played in many punk bands. Sometimes I’d just fill in for a few shows. Sometimes the band was just a side project with some friends. But nevertheless, music was the ambition of my young adult life. During these years, I opened for nearly every punk band touring through Utah. I played to crowds that numbered in the thousands and I played to crowds that numbered in the single digits. The bands I played in toured around the western states and played the Warped Tour one summer.
In the Utah county punk scene, I was known by several nicknames -
Eventually, my musical tastes shifted from punk to metal. And more specifically -
When I got divorced at 28, I decided to pursue my graduate degree in creative writing. And even then, my desire to write music only grew. In many ways, the desire to create music is stronger now than it ever was. The difference is that I no longer step on stage. I recorded five albums with three bands during those ambitious years, but I’ve also recorded five solo albums since then.
My current album is called ‘Simple Verses.’ The idea of this album was to create moody melodies that emphasized simple, but poignant lyrics. All the songs were recorded either in my apartment or my car (mostly vocals…as singing aggressively and screaming is awkward in an apartment complex). The album has elements of indie rock, punk rock, and metal.
Here are the tracks so far, and some others that I’ve uploaded to Soundcloud. Feel free to download, share, and follow.
Color of Your Hold
This Isn’t Me
Dead Kings (Oh Well)
Sad Gas Mask
Caught in the Hourglass
Died in My Sleep
The Ship is Sailing Away (I am Icarus, circa 2010)
Pulling the Pin (I am Icarus, circa 2010)
Lost in a Hole (Portraits of the Young Man as an Artist, circa 2013)
Several of the songs here are older and belong to my ‘Portraits of the Young Man as an Artist’ album or my ‘I am Icarus’ album. But I included them because they are some of my favorites (The Ship is Sailing Away, Pulling the Pin, Lost in a Hole).
Beautiful Disease was a collaboration with a friend who currently resides in Portland. We were testing out an online recording program Ohm Studio to see if we could effectively write and record music together despite living hundreds of miles apart. This was the result of several weeks of back and forth.
Or whatever. I don’t care.