How to be a Writer

Nobody has ever asked me how to be a writer, which…is a pretty big hint if you stop to think about it (which I never do). So I woke up today and thought, “You know what? I’m going to tell America how to be a writer anyway – simply because.” Now, I don’t want toContinue reading “How to be a Writer”

Strange Days, Indeed

Every day, I wake up and think, “What a strange time to put out a book called Comedy Album.” But then, invariably, I come back to the realization that it’s a strange time to do ANYTHING. The fact of it is, we live in strange times, always. And to pretend otherwise is probably the mostContinue reading “Strange Days, Indeed”

Slam Poetry

I’ve only ever tried slam poetry once, and I was a true poseur. Like, way, way out of my depth. I respect the hell out of it, but it’s a gear I just don’t have. But… There is one rhyme I’m proud to say I dropped and it goes like this: “Tripping through your daze/yeah/it’sContinue reading “Slam Poetry”

Radio Interview – Comedy Album

One of the hard parts about being an Indie author is…there are dozens of things which make being an Indie author difficult. For one thing, you are your own publicist. There’s no one in New York or Culver City making phone calls on your behalf. So the best you can do is the best youContinue reading “Radio Interview – Comedy Album”

QR Code Blues

So this is my blog, and welcome to it if it was the QR code on the back cover of Comedy Album that brought you here. Welcome, too, if you simply drifted in from elsewhere in cyberspace. All are welcome here. Feel free to mingle. If you did come here via that QR code gateway,Continue reading “QR Code Blues”

A Few Last Thoughts on Comedy Album

If you know me, you know how ridiculous the title of this blog post is. Chances are, I’m barely even warmed up as far as talking about my new book – Comedy Album. But for now, let’s assume I’ll find a new angle quick enough and we’ll wrap this up real neat-like. Just know IContinue reading “A Few Last Thoughts on Comedy Album”

The Perils of Tightrope Walking

I’m not sure if you’ve seen the movie The Walk. If not, you really should. It’s a fictionalized account of the life of the guy who walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers. It’s a really inspiring flick – entertaining, to boot! My favorite character in the film is Papa Rudy. Papa Rudy isContinue reading “The Perils of Tightrope Walking”

Thoughts on Comedy Album

I’ve written this book (the e-version of which is available now; hard copies later in September) called Comedy Album. How do I feel about it? How do I feel about it…? I feel pretty good about it. I guess it’s like Luke in the cockpit of his X-Wing Fighter, right after firing his shot atContinue reading “Thoughts on Comedy Album”