The Mission Is Clear

I re-launched this website in late Spring of 2018 with the intent of using it as a creative, communicative and commercial tool. It’s still a work in progress, like so many of the projects you’ve read about on these pages. I haven’t published nearly as much as I’d planned to, but I’ve gained a small following of paid members to whom I am very grateful, and I’ve learned a lot in managing the site and producing content. It’s been a wild eight months, full of ups and downs, probably much like anyone’s challenging life (Keep your chin up and keep moving, kid.)

Now, with the dawn of the new year, I find myself not only doubling down on my commitment to producing original music, but also shifting the website’s mission in a way that we can all feel good about.  I’m now donating 15% of all revenue generated by this site directly to Society of St. Vincent de Paul. If you didn’t know, this organization’s mission statement is, “End poverty through systemic change.” I stand firmly behind that very basic mission, because poverty is the fundamental source of most suffering.

Since re-booting the human operating system to function on love-and-kindness-based values seems to be taking a very long time, the Vincentians provide poverty relief and assistance to those suffering in lack and need.  And, since my poverty-relief infrastructure is not what theirs is, it makes sense to divert a portion of the funds from memberships and downloads to the mission.

The added benefit of this tactic is that it lights a spiritual fire under my ass to produce more, and to increase the social value of the music, podcasts and other media you get from me. It’s gonna make me do more, because 15% of Not Much is still Not Much. But it’s something.

Ambient Textures: Volume I

I’m updating and re-uploading everything… EVERYTHING. This collection of ambient music was completed by yours truly in 2004. It was originally released under the nom de plume of my instrumental band/experimental music project, Cenozoic, with the title AON::Omnilateral. I have since added a track and remastered the entire album. Members have access to a free download of this and everything else I’m uploading today, and forever, as long as their membership remains active.

Memberships are pretty reasonably priced to fit any budget, so I hope you’ll consider becoming a member today. If you like my work, a membership will save you money on downloads. Here’s a playlist of Ambient Textures: Volume I for your listening and downloading pleasure.

Easy Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

I can’t remember exactly when I developed this recipe, but it’s extremely easy and unbelievably delicious. I am told by just about everyone who tries it that it’s the best salad dressing they’ve ever had, not just the best Caesar. It’s tangy, savory, bright and zesty in all the right ways. It’s maybe the only Caesar salad dressing recipe you will ever need, and I hope you love the video below.

You can purchase and download MP3’s of the song with a PDF of the recipe, which you’re free to print or save to your device for later use. Members at the Silver and Platinum levels have access to free downloads of this and all other media downloads I publish. If you like what I’m doing and enjoy having it at your disposal, you can see why becoming a member has its benefits. But if you just want both this recipe and song for today, you won’t hurt my feelings at all. My family thanks you for your support of my darling little business.

Recipe + MP3s of both versions of the song

Recipe Only

MP3 of Eezy Skeezy

MP3 of Eezy Skeezy (Instrumental)

Better Call Paul

I have several podcast series in the works, and I often get tremendous insight and perspective from conversations with my friend Paul Hiatt, of Paul’s Mashup Channel on YouTube. We’re both musicians and have played together  many times in the past, and our conversations are like jazz improvisation at times, weaving in and out of themes and ideas, jumping from one subject to the next – just like any good conversation.

I’ve decided to record and publish some of these conversations as a podcast, both as a testament to our friendship and a window to the workings of our creative processes. Since we talk about podcasting and digital media production quite often, there’s a meta-quality to these podcasts that you’ll probably pick up on right away.

You can listen to Better Call Paul right here on this site, or subscribe to the RSS feed.