A song for Greta Thunberg, for her bravery and maturity in the face of Trump the bully

It was an iconic moment for me. I was sitting in our locker room, having just returned from wearing one of the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents costumes at the center field plaza, welcoming in fans as they attended that night’s game. One of the other staff members sitting near me started laughing. “What’s up?” “Oh,Continue reading “A song for Greta Thunberg, for her bravery and maturity in the face of Trump the bully”

A Tribute to LTC Vindman: The Wrong Side of the Right

In November 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He was there to provide information he knew as the National Security Council’s Ukraine expert. In short, he was listening in on the July 2019 phone call President Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the one where TrumpContinue reading “A Tribute to LTC Vindman: The Wrong Side of the Right”

Song two: Yes, America is dying

In early September, I read an article on Medium entitled We Don’t Know How to Warn You Any Harder. America is Dying. The article was written by Umair Haque and describes how he and a number of people he knows are children of parents who fled authoritarian regimes. He has a dire warning: This isContinue reading “Song two: Yes, America is dying”

How I wrote my new song called “Law and Order”: Calling out Trump’s hypocrisy

The first song on my new Truth Assassin album is called Law and Order. It’s about 1:40 long, a good and typical length for a punk song. The song was inspired by Trump’s continual usage of “law and order” on his Twitter feed and his public statements about the protests following the death of GeorgeContinue reading “How I wrote my new song called “Law and Order”: Calling out Trump’s hypocrisy”

Why Would You Stop Doing Something You Love?

As I wrote about in chapter five of my book, I have been a musician since I was 13 years old when my mom bought me my first guitar. I’ll never forget it. It was an Ibanez RG270 and it was fantastic. Since then, I learned how to play the bass guitar and drums, andContinue reading “Why Would You Stop Doing Something You Love?”

20 Years Ago, A Good Friend Saved Me from Myself; Last Week, We Remade the Night

I was 15 years old, and at that age, I was indestructible. I knew everything. I could do everything. And I certainly didn’t need any authority figure to tell me otherwise. One random Saturday, I was sitting at my desk in my room, typing away at my large keyboard while looking at my large, tube-styleContinue reading “20 Years Ago, A Good Friend Saved Me from Myself; Last Week, We Remade the Night”

In the Shadow of Tyranny – The New Truth Assassin Album

In the Shadow of Tyranny is first full-length album from Truth Assassin, anti-Trump punk rock, consisting of 10 songs (nine new, one remastered). Following up to the five-song EP, The Scourge, these new songs are fast, hard, and transcend the classic, hardcore, and pop punk styles. FOLLOW TRUTH ASSASSIN ON SPOTIFY! Check out the linksContinue reading “In the Shadow of Tyranny – The New Truth Assassin Album”

New Truth Assassin Album Coming Soon

Over the last few months, I have been working on a new Truth Assassin album, as a follow up to the EP (“The Scourge”) and single (“117 Stars”) I released in January and March, respectively. The new full-length album, entitled “In the Shadow of Tyranny,” will include nine new songs and the pre-released but remasteredContinue reading “New Truth Assassin Album Coming Soon”