I grew up under tall Douglas-fir trees near the coast of Oregon, about as far west as you can get in the United States. When I was young I wanted to be a detective. I tend to talk with my hands, and I am very often solving a math problem in my head. I only dance to two-step music. I own an orange canoe that I don't use often enough. I want to start a memorization club and I am haunted by a desire to travel to South America and write poetry.  If you switch around the letters in my name, you get the anagrams Bargain Soul (which would be a good name for a discount record shop) and Albino Sugar (which would be a good name for a stripper).


Listening to:

Lou Reed, Tune Yards, Lee Hazelwood.



Just Kids by Patti Smith, A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver, Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer.


Just watched Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much starring James Stuart and Doris Day, and Melancholia by Lars Von Trier.



My housemate and drummer, Matt is teaching me all the different Mambo Rhythms to play on clave.  Also, I am learning to sing/playSomething Stupid (Nancy Sinatra/Frank Sinatra duet).



Lately I have been baking and eating lots of pies for the holidays.


Promo Info:

My new record La Grande is out now.