Friday, July 28, 2017

Live at The Alley Bunker

I love music. I especially love writing, creating, and recording music. But, performing music has been something I don't always love doing... I've had good performances & bad ones, great audiences & inattentive ones... but for me the most sacred aspect of performing is the room itself; the venue. It doesn't matter if it's big or small or old or new or filthy & stinky, what's important is the atmosphere. It's inexplicable. It's paramount. And, of course, when playing music, good sound is a key component for any venue. The Alley Bunker had it all (Good Sound / Small & Intimate Setting / Great Ambience & Community of Musicians / The Love and Support of The Coolest Owner Jack Ahn) & will forever be one of my favorite places to perform music. Unfortunately... all things must pass & the bunker is no longer with us. However, I'm happy to have this footage (Thank You Jae Hyun Nam for the video) of my final performance at The Alley Bunker.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Pilot of the Octagon

In honor of my best friends Birthday, June 25th, I will share a song that we collaborated on long ago, in galaxy far far away...

This song, "The Pilot of the Octagon" was, in my opinion, really brought to life by the ambient keyboards and all the out of this world effects added by my life long friend Justin Merz. The song was both inspired by & a bit of an homage to, "The Octagon"(pictured below), the six sided house that inspired the name of both my musical project and this song.

...& as a side note... Yes, I know... Octagon's have 8 sides not 6... But, for now the story of how our hexagonal house got it's name will remain a mystery...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Life-Long Limitless (Love)

I take my chances
on half-second glances
find storybook love in a smile

And I know this is risky
Don't hesitate just kiss me
cause I'm seeing love in your eyes


If Forever Seems Far
then just wait where you are...
And Take all of the time that you need

...just know that I'm comin'
Life-Long Limitless this lovin'
To sweep you off of your feet again


Sunday, April 30, 2017

An Unfinished Dream

I'd say it's a dream
But, it's already real
A passionate truth
I already feel

A desire that burns a candle at night...
Flickering, Fighting
through the wind as it bites

I have what I want
But, only a fraction it seems
Incomplete, Unfulfilled
like An Unfinished Dream

Friday, March 31, 2017


18, with a head of steam
& a crooked smile

lead shoes & some stolen booze
let's go for a drive

Let's do some livin' tonight

She knows a guy, who knows a guy
who can get us drugs

She'll bring a friend, who'll bring a friend
She's a real slut

Let's do some sinnin' tonight

- Bridge -

18, a real wild thing 
with smokey eyes

She's got a boy, but he's just her toy
...just for tonight...

Who wants to taste desire!??

likes tellin' lies & startin' fights
don't piss her off

...means to an end, she's not your friend
she'll make you hurt

Who wants to play with fire!??

18, not a single dream
lives for the night

...with a tattoo that say's, "Fuck You,
It's my life"

Come on, let's go get high!! 

Monday, February 27, 2017


For this months blog... I would like to take a moment to recognize those that came before me. Their inspiration has shaped not only the music that I make, but also the man I am today. Although, I'm only including 2 videos as of now... perhaps I will add more in the future... Here are the '5 Most Influential Musicians' in my life.

John Lennon. Although I have a ton of respect for each and every Beatle, John is my clear favorite. From the gritty soul in his voice, to the poignant words in his perfectly crafted pop songs, John lennon is everything I look for in a musician. My respect & admiration are only amplified by the man he was outside of music, making him, easily, one of my favorite musicians of all time!!

Next, on my list of influence, is the "Man in Black", Johnny Cash. His sound is definitive. Cash's songs are unmistakable and nobody tells a story better. I guess his influence was inevitable because for me, growing up, Johnny Cash's music was unavoidable. After all, you can't drive past Folsom Prison everyday on your way to school and not get the 'Folsom Prison Blues'... eventually.

Without a doubt, my biggest musical influence is my brother, Curtis. He taught me how to play the guitar and introduced me to The Violent Femmes, Pearl Jam, Jeff Buckley, Weezer, Radiohead, Elliot Smith... & countless others. Although I could never really repay the gift of music that he has given me, I try to give it back as often as I can. The song below, "Here in Montana" is my cover of a song written by my brother Curtis Paul & our friend Lee Shawver (another huge musical inspiration in my life).

Another one of my biggest musical influences is Bradley Nowell of Sublime. He was an incredible singer and songwriter, not to mention how much he shredded on the guitar as well. Sublime seamlessly blended a number of different musical styles, creating something totally original, and influencing countless musicians as a result. I am no exception to that influence and although Brad is gone, thankfully his music lives on...

Finally, a singer, songwriter, philosopher & prophet, Robert Nesta Marley. Arguably the most influential singer-songwriter of all time, Bob Marley has influenced my life immensely. As a singer, as a songwriter, as a 'futboler' and as a man Bob's words and philosophy's are something I carry with me every day.

Peace Love & Music


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Little One

Hey Little One, I love
you make everything alright
walkin' slow & talkin' fast
drive me outta my mind (2x)

I love the way you call me babe
Smile with those big blue eyes
Hold my hand ease my worried mind
Tell me it'll be alright (2x)

It's so easy to love you...

A full moon & a fifth of bean
She be dancing through the night
Like the rising Sun, when the morning comes
I'm blinded by the light (2x)

With her Mama's grace & her Daddy's charm
Yeah, they sure did raise her right
It was mid July when the stars aligned
And forever she changed my life (2x)

It's so easy to love you...