The Perfect Cupcake

Late in the summer of 2010, I found myself participating in a two-day silent Zen meditation retreat. The temple that I belong to periodically hosts silent retreats of varying length—typically either two-day shorties or five-day intensives. This was… Read More

Shame, Creativity, and Zines: The Making of SATAN IS MY FATHER

I’ve never been very good at coloring outside the lines. I have my rebellious streak, to be sure, but when it comes to expressing myself creatively, whether through writing or music or something else entirely, I want everything… Read More

Pet Theories Recording Diary–Day 2

Well, it’s definitely not an important large-scale creative endeavor if there’s not one major oh shit moment! After tracking vocals all morning and into the early afternoon on Sunday, my band Pet Theories and our audio engineer Kevin… Read More

Pet Theories Recording Diary–Day 1

With one full day of recording behind us, we’re elated, and exhausted. As I said close to the end of today’s session, I don’t know how bands who hate each other get through this process in one piece…. Read More