Musical Sketch: The Dead Game

The Dead Game Years ago in my Chicago days, my band, the Autumn War, did a song called The Dead Game. I can’t remember the lyric topic, but I’ve always been intrigued by the title. Anyway, I just borrowed the title and wrote a new song this week (topic:...

Thoughts on Not Writing Epic Fantasy

I seem to constantly meet people who get that gleam in their eye when they hear I’ve written a few books. “A writer, eh?” they say. “I’m thinking about writing a book too.” “You are?” I say. “That’s great....

Old Tunes: These Days

These DaysHere’s another old tune from the recently uncovered trove. I can’t remember exactly why I wrote this song, but it seems to be about mortality. I guess I have a thing for writing about the fragility of life. My friend Lionel is singing lead....

Dragons, Neo-Nazis and Faeries

What do dragons, neo-Nazis and faeries have in common? If your answer is the amazingly delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate (or Al Gore as a close second), then you’re somewhat correct, but that wasn’t the answer I was looking for. I was...

We need a Fresh Pie sign on the Moon…

It probably wouldn’t be cost effective to put a Fresh Pie sign on the Moon, but it would certainly be eye-catching. A massive neon sign taking up the entire full face of the Moon. Blinking on and off. Fresh Pie, with an arrow pointing at our farm in California....