Category Archives: books

Perfect Sleeping Weather: The Album

In 2015, I released a collection of poetry called Perfect Sleeping Weather.

For a couple years, my buddy Joshua McLane (of the terrific band, Heels) suggested I do an audiobook.

Spending eight months of the five-year anniversary sheltering-in-place (oddly/ironically at my mom’s house in my hometown) gave me more than enough downtime to finally give it a shot.

But I didn’t want to simply sit in a room and record a bunch of poems. Seemed like, if I was gonna do it, I should do something special for it.

So I recorded it like an album and put it on Bandcamp.

You can stream the entire thing for free a few times. But, should you decide to buy it (for just $10 for the month of January), you’ll get:

– unlimited streaming.
– digital download of all 93 tracks + two bonus tracks.
– PDF of the book itself.
– PDF of “Between the Sheets,” a 25 page companion piece that tells the story behind every poem in the book, as well as the bonus tracks.

This project provided a much-needed distraction for me for the past few months and I hope listening to or reading it can be the same for you.

Happy New Year. We made it.

Pandemic, Patreon, Soundcloud

So it’s been months since the last update here and, obviously, a ton has happened in the world since that time. On the off chance this website/these updates still reach folks, I thought I’d share a little bit of what’s been going on with me personally since the coronavirus started wreaking havoc on the US back in March.

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Perfect Sleeping Weather, now available on Kindle

Three years ago I put out a collection of 93 poems called Perfect Sleeping Weather.

As of tonight it’s available on Kindle, here, for $3, or free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

If you like words about loneliness, cities, neighbors, dead friends, losing your mind at a job you hate, returning to your hometown for something as strange as the 4th of July, etc. … Merry Christmas.

Perfect Sleeping Weather, coming April 2015

Before I started trying my hand at screenplays and jokes, not too long after I started playing the drums, I wrote poems and lyrics. I hung around a lot of artsy kids in high school — writers, painters, musicians — and was particularly inspired by my friend Jonathan Baity, who, to this day, I’m convinced is one of the best poets I’ve ever read. Continue reading