A Typical Day
Often times people ask me what I do in a day? Like what does a musician really have to do besides write a couple songs and play them for hour every other night or so? I can’t blame them. It does seem strange. And I DO feel lucky. I suppose every musician has their own “typical day”, but here’s mine, at least when I’m not on the road.
Usually… I get up around 7:30 and walk my dog Fargo. It’s kind of annoying in the winter because I have to put on like eighty layers. Then I do Insanity or any other workout that’s been created by my wannabe best friend, Shaun T. That leads me to eating breakfast and watching the Today Show. If I’m lucky, I get to catch some of Kathy Lee and Hoda. They are my guiltiest pleasure. Whenever I’m finished with all that nonsense I hop in my van and head up to my janitors-closet-turned-writing-space. For the remainder of the day I’m very much trapped in the closet just like one of my hero’s, R. Kelly. It is in this magical 5’x5’ space that I do my “work”, if you wanna call it that. I usually start by practicing. Bass, Keys, Guitar, Singing… whatever, I spend the next two hours trying to become better at my “job”. After that comes business time. This is the part I dread. Emails and all that stuff… making some selfish post on FB or Twitter, writing this blog… Actually though, I’m having fun writing this particular entry because who doesn’t love talking about themselves? Whenever I'm finished with these chores, I get on to creating, producing and writing. Songs take me a long time because I get kind of insane with them. That’s the remainder of the day until about six, when I either go home and watch Netflix with my wife and dog, or go out and hear some friends play music. So there you have it. I hope you feel like you know me a bit better. Now tell me about yourself.
Side 1 EP - Out Now!
Happy to say I FINALLY put out a new EP. It's part of a full length record, but I've decided to release it in 2 parts.
So here it is folks... head on over to iTunes. Or, ahem... Spotify.
New Single. Free!
Hey friends and fans!
I'm thrilled to announce I've released a brand new single called "Would You Even Try?" today, and for the time being you can get it for FREE right here:
You can also find it on Spotify, iTunes and most other music sites, so please pass it on if you'd like. After all, it's free!
Also, I'll be putting out a bunch of new music in the coming months, including a six song EP on January 28th, so be watching for that too!
New Single - Dec. 3rd!
Happy to announce another single release for December 3rd! Mark your calendars and get ready for it, cause it's a good one. If you like driving fast cars and pretending to be James Bond, you're gonna wanna hear this one.
It'll be on iTunes, Amazon, and pretty much anywhere else you can think of for download.
"Call Me Maybe" Redeemed
So, I've pretty much been sick of "Call Me Maybe" for the past two years, about a month after it came out & I had already heard it a million times. But now the song has redeemed itself, for me anyway. Last week I was playing songs & speaking to some schools with an organization called Tikkun Long Island about forgiveness & being cool with being yourself. As I was leaving, I passed a classroom full of about 25 kids with guitars. I had to turn around. I got my guitar out & asked them which songs they knew. They just so happened to know my two favorite songs of all time… Sweet Home Alabama & Call Me Maybe. So we sang & played the two in unison, & formed the biggest band I've ever been a part of. Touring's gonna be expensive, but hopefully Disney will pay for it.