In January of 2022 – in my 60th year – I was looking for a new art project, and decided to record some songs I wrote back when I was in high school and college. At the time I was an aspiring Gonzo journalist and budding Rock Star, or at least I thought I was. I found these songs in the daily journals I wrote back then, journals which provided incredible insights and often painful details about my life at that tender age. (For more background on these journals, take a journey into “The Box“). I thought this would last just a few weeks, but after six months of exhilarating research and work, I ended up with 33 songs – like a 33 rpm record, get it? – that I divided into two collections – those largely written when I was younger (“The Early Stuff“, or “Conversations With My Teenage Self“) and those largely written in 2022 but inspired by those early songs (“The Later Stuff“, or “Still Looking for Jesus After All These Years“). For you history buffs, you can also navigate all 33 songs across albums in the order in which they were created.

We are a full service musical deli. For each song I created high quality audio versions with and without vocals, and created a companion video version, usually with the lyrics embedded. The audio versions of the songs are hosted on Soundcloud and the videos are hosted on Vimeo. There’s also a podcast available which walks you through the songs.

This was a fun project, and really taught me so much – both about my younger self, and who I am today. Pop in those earbuds, strap into that recliner/car seat, and click on an album cover below to start your journey…

Album Cover - All the Songs
All The Songs – In the order in which they were created
Instrumental versions of all songs in creation order (i.e., no pitchy vocals)
The Podcast Episodes
The Music Videos
The Early Stuff – Conversations With My Teenage Self
The Later Stuff – Still Looking for Jesus After All These Years