With Fender telecaster and sharpened pencil, these songs were written to observe and explore the nature of 21st century media, isolation, love & aspiration. Neither autobiographical nor about my friends, I draw characters from the newspaper, people on the street, those I've misplaced and now remember. I am interested in daily life. How we proceed, dodge & weave, right ourselves, clarify, justify, edit and compile. They examine private life under a lens amplified by an outside world: American wars, economic crisis, global warming, power of big pharmaceutical companies, and messages the media sends about how we should feel about our lives, with a background hum that something is missing. Mostly sad songs but I am happy singing them. I played in Chicago bands from 1993-2005 and am now based in Paris.