Will you join me in the real-time making of the Brighter Things soundtrack? Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, I'll begin sharing new songs, stories and videos here weekly. Your favorites will be re-recorded and released on "A Home in the Wild" in 2018.
Why? Because I have half-beaten a decade-long battle with a genetic metabolic disorder, anxiety and depression. Because I spent years trying to drown those ailments in cabernet – instead of making the art that is my life raft. Because I'm sober now. Because I know it might take music, meds, wise words, yoga and patience to stay that way. Because we're all celebrating and suffering and trying to balance the two together.
So, I'm writing a sound track to this life. Not a social-media-shined version of it. Songs about big love and being present. About the pain we fight alone in silence – and the stuff we beat by raising voices, locking hands and facing the full catastrophe. I might throw in some nudity, profanity and sex just for 21st century appeal. I hope we'll all be able to unearth some magic in the places I am still learning to mine. Please comment, hum along, stomp your feet and share this experiment with friends so we might all sing a little louder into this brutiful world. Get all the songs free as they are posted & let me know your favorites >