Conversationalist | Musician | Video Producer
I love music. People. Talking to people. Talking about music. Playing and listening to music. And finding the music, metaphorically speaking, in the life going on all around us.
As a musician, I’m a drummer who sings and writes a little too. I’ve been a regular with Austin, TX. souljazz group Church on Monday for seven years. I’ve also worked with Freedonia, Christopher Cross, Alejandro Escovedo, TresMusicos, Red Young, Ephraim Owens, and others. I think I’m the only person in history who successfully auditioned for Leonard Cohen on a pair of Bic ballpoint pens. Years ago, I wrote a bunch of humorous songs. Some of you may remember Moose in My House, Monkey Motel, Planet Earth and others heard on morning show radio, Radio Ahhs, Sirius XM, and Doctor Demento.
As a journalist and conversationalist, I’ve worked for programming on Public Radio International, the Osgood Files on CBS Radio, and IBM. On my own time, I host SLRadio (on YouTube & Facebook Live), and GroovinOnLife (the audio podcast version of SLRadio). They are labors of love that have grown out of living through the pandemic, looking for ways to spread a little sunshine and community. Plenty of music, of course – sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively.
Hope you enjoy it all, or some portion of it.
A favorite episode of my video podcast …
Some music samples …