You can’t go home no more and songs for old fools

I’ve found more solace, understanding, meaning, righteousness, inspiration, validation and a laundry list of other things, in music more often than I have in human beings. I know I’m not alone in this method of coping with this thing we call life, because it’s where things like blues and jazz come from. As a musician […]

No Mystery

Yesterday was the 46th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium. You can Google that for more info on it but it’s an important event that often gets ignored and or distorted. It was also the anniversary of the murder of infamous Chicano journalist, Ruben Salazar. I only bring it up because I’ve written about it (as […]

Get off my purple lawn OR the beautiful demons in the mirror

Geez. At the time I am writing this, the news of Prince’s death is rocking the digital world. I read that he was found in an elevator by dumbstruck cops who then panicked and called for paramedics – shocker. EMS tried to revive him with CPR but to no avail. The prince of pancakes is […]

New Amazon ‘author’ page, reviews wanted and censored artwork

It’s taken me 10 years but I finally have an Amazon Author Page. You can follow me over there – I’m not sure how that works yet but let me know if you do. It has all of my books in one central location, which is great! Over the years, people criticized selling books on […]

Why publishing is so White and why what I do matters

Yesterday, I posted a graph on my Instagram from Publisher’s Weekly, to illustrate a point about what I do and why. The graph correlated with an article titled, Why Is Publishing So White? This is something I have written about extensively and also talked about over the years. But the charts are striking and illustrate the […]