Year: 2022

  • Compulsions 5- Day Drinking

    Compulsions 5- Day Drinking

    “If your life’s like mine you’re gonna need some day drinking time.” I know I said that the songs on this album are not about the events of our recent history but as the drummer Chris pointed out, this one is. Like a lot of people, my consumption of alcohol increased noticeably during the pandemic. […]

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  • Compulsions 4 – Like All Addicts

    Compulsions 4 – Like All Addicts

    “Who I am is only who I love” Every addict has their conceits. We all have a story to tell ourselves that explains why our behavior is different from those who, to the untrained eye, look the same. For me, the conceit is that rather than getting into fights, screwing around on my partner, or […]

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  • Compulsions 3 – I Like You

    Compulsions 3 – I Like You

    “If there’s more life after death I bet I’ll like that too.” There are a lot of things in life that are painful or unfair. Most people are too caught up in the web of their own pain or injustice to help you with yours. So, when you find someone who is kind, who wants […]

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  • Compulsions 2 – Let The River Flow

    Compulsions 2 – Let The River Flow

    “When you were a lake in the clouds I dove right in” Taoist philosophy encourages harmony with nature, illuminating a path that exists in the universe and flows through each of us. Lao Tsu, the founder of Taoism, said, “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” The path isn’t just a direction, it is […]

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  • Compulsions 1 – The Crack of Dawn

    Compulsions 1 – The Crack of Dawn

    All of the songs on my new album were written during some strange days. First, a global pandemic took the lives of 6 million people (and counting) with a disproportionate number coming from my own country. About one year into the pandemic, in March of 2020, the vaccine started to get into the arms of […]

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