This project is the product of 3 years of living! In this time, I learned to play every instrument you hear on this album (except the trumpet). I learned to sing and write lyrics. I learned how to arrange and compose music. In this time, I read John Steinbeck and Lao Tzu and Kurt Vonnegut and Mario Puzo. I learned classical physics at a graduate school level. I learned that the world is bigger than I can even imagine. But more than all that, I learned how about love and the effect that its sometimes presence and sometimes absence has had in my life. Love and creativity are inextricably linked. You are either inspired by Love and create feverishly to commune with the joy and fulfillment and beauty it embodies, or you are inspired by Love In Absentia and work feverishly to exorcise the formless grinning monsters who wax in the darkness like the moon. Often, its both...but Love is always at the root. This project is layered and complex; eclectic and eccentric; humorous, bright and exuberant; dark, deep, and difficult. It is what I imagine hanging out with me is like. And so if you're into it, sit down, grab a coffee or a wine, press play, and let's hang!