I was born and raised in Hollywood, CA and played in or worked with a lot of bands and artists. I now live in an alternate universe (Iowa) and find this life both tranquil and challenging. Tranquil is good for the family, the challenge is to avoid going crazy in a place where a big entrepreneurial effort is to build a Soil Tilth building or patent yet another soy bean. To address the latter I have built a high quality music creation environment at BumbleFunk Music and I work on a continuing basis with artists from virtually all genres as well as continue to produce my own material (which is also pretty diverse).
So.... Simple City is a compilation of what I consider to be “softer” songs from whatever part of the brain generates such stuff. I have tried to weave the songs together with vignettes and stories that relate to experiences a kid might have in a city like LA. The bottom line is that despite the apparent complexity of a big city the human element is really extremely simple, predictable and yet remains poignant and compelling.
I love music and the act of creation (I have several ongoing enterprises at all times, some actually doing interesting things, but all involving innovation and rule breakage). Please email me if you have project, business, philosophical or any other ideas you would like to bounce around. Not a whole lot else to distract a person out here in the corn fields!