As workspaces go, my studio is an installation evoking the better elements of a New York loft, a Berlin nightclub, a London used record store and an LA book shop.
All in a Washington cellar.
Quarantine Videos: Découpage, Time-Lapse & Original Music
The pandemic has given me time to continue documenting my studio's evolution, as well as the projects built therein, inlcuding time-lapse & animated video assemblages of mixed-media découpage pieces being built, set to fresh remixes of music I composed, arranged & performed.
Texaco No. 7
Time-lapse & original music about cultural devastation and a rise from the ashes (although we all know what rebirth's worth in the end.)
“Seer/Sucker” aka “The Illustrated Man’s Guitar” is a mixed-media découpage exploration of better days in the USA.
The Spirit of ’59
“The Spirit of ’59” is a mixed-media découpage exploration of the days back when popular music was good.
“Chucks Reduxe” is a time-lapse of my studio shot in late-fall quarantine20 on a cheap-o camera with a soundtrack composed and performed by me.
LP Or Die
I made the mistake of leaving for college w/o laying down some ground rules, and my folks tossed my vinyl collection in the trash.
Death Throes of PC DOS
This time-lapse explores the intersection of color, serendipity and the lovely chaos brought about by a freshly-kaput 28-year-old computer.
Time-Lapse Outdoor Christmas Tree Lights
A family tradition for decades: stringing the lights on the tree in the traffic circle in front of my folks home.
Leon Loved The Snaked Girl
A different type of quarantine project, “Leon Loved The Snaked Girl” is a salute to Directors of Photography who knew how to set-up a great shot.
The video's title comes from the soundtrack I wrote & performed for it, named for characters in the film Blade Runner.
Musically, it was influenced by MMT-era Beatles + scifi gloom 'n doom. Maybe some Stone Roses, too. You can read more about it here.
SOME CLIENT, FACULTY & PERSONAL WORK
Working with clients of all sizes, I am highly skilled at creating custom database-driven interactive solutions using WordPress, PHP, mySQL, jQuery, AJAX & Bootstrap. Database management is a specialty.
Most people in my field do web development *or* web design – I do both back- and front-end. I am well-versed in creating innovative applications serving up API-driven rich content from Scribd, Flickr, SoundCloud, YouTube, Twitter, Google Custom Search, Disqus, Wufoo and others.
I specialize in creating interactive storytelling experiences through integrating custom programming and open-source APIs in WordPress
“Without owning up to any one style, [this music is] an impressive string of songs, a mixture of come-ons, kiss-offs, and sundry attitudes that are equipped with sharp melodic and rhythmic hooks that have more than a little bite as well...all are intriguing slices of pop, well-written and neatly arranged.” - Mike Joyce -
Original Song: “I Really Didn't Mean It”
When I wrote “I Really Didn’t Mean It”, I was thinking of a 'Buck Owens backed by the Stones in '65 with the drummer from Blondie' kind-of-thing, with a bouncy Buddy Holly-type guitar solo too.
This song was performed here by one of my 1st bands, The Revellaires, released on Top Records. Play it loud. Sing along.
Aptitude tests in high school reported I was best suited to be a farmer.
Expelled my senior year from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, I was a high school drop-out for awhile, living the life of a musician, playing shows and trying to get my bands signed to record contracts.
Eventully I was accepted by the Catholic University of America despite having neither a high school diploma nor GED or SAT scores. I made Dean’s List and graduated from CUA with a BA in American History. >> Would you like to know more? <<
Unplugged Since 1992
For nearly 30 years, I have been studying American heritage while living a pop culture hermitage: