I was co-songwriter and lyricist for the original alt-rock/pop band Myth and Maneater, then the same in the duo Hem-Fir. Both bands were based near Atlantic City, NJ. Having recently devoted more time to learning how to play instruments, I started writing again and this is my first solo collection. All songs, sounds and production are my performance and my own, made in a bedroom in my small home using an acoustic guitar, harmonica and Yamaha keyboard. I'm a lover of melody, vocal layering, and good lyrics. For me it all goes in, good days and bad, such is life. Ultimately though I strive to extol existence and thoughtfully fall into merriment. I was born in Philadelphia but grew up at different spots on the Jersey shore and that will always feel like home. The light in the summer, the air, the isolation of winter was a big effect on me and I still carry that with me after moving up to Pennsylvania. I was lucky to find the very cool town of Phoenixville. Trust me, they drive the Phoenix myth into the ground, but since it's about re-birth and rising from the ashes, I'll take it. I make my living working in publishing operations. I have a cat named Fergus. I hope you like the songs and lyrics.