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Elvis is Coming!

Very excited to see that Elvis Costello will be appearing at Upper Darby's Tower Theater in June! I've seen him there a number of times (including the time I agreed to have his baby) and have never been disappointed.

Donald Trump and Kurt Vonnegut’s Man in the Hole Narrative

If you're at all like me, you spent a good hour or so yesterday trying to follow Donald Trump's rambling press conference. While we can certainly debate the merits or lack thereof of his arguments against the media and his... Continue Reading →

Striving for an Ideal World: Art and Reality in Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle

Over the past few days, I've been reading The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. It's a novel that imagines a world in which the United States lost World War II. Within this world, Americans living on... Continue Reading →

A Dog’s Life

I was on my way home from work today when I saw a dog hanging around at a busy intersection with no collar or owner. So I pulled over just as the dog was starting to cross the street. I... Continue Reading →

Some Shows I’ve Been Watching Lately

The Young Pope Half the time I don't know what's going on or even whether there's a plot, but I can't stop watching. Jude Law is great as the title character, and Silvio Orlando as his Secretary of State is... Continue Reading →

“In the Light”

In the guise of my musical alter-ego, I played a live set at Old Haverford Friends Meetinghouse last night and was happy to be joined on synthesizers by a couple of robots. It was likely a first for a meetinghouse... Continue Reading →

“The Many Sided Window” by Tim Simmons

My friend Tim Simmons wrote this instrumental piece and juxtaposed it with some footage he found in the Prelinger Archives. Tim is playing guitar and glockenspiel on this track, and I'm playing synthesizers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzxpLTQwkTE  

Three New Songs

Sweet Chocolate…

I was thinking about how everything gets commodified in our world. Everything including religion -- and especially around religious holidays. Then I came upon a message from a salesperson at a local department store. The salesperson said, among other things,... Continue Reading →

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