My work has appeared in the Courier News/Chicago Tribune, the college literary magazine, The Spire, The Orange County Register, and Writer's Digest. I have published two books, available on Amazon.
I'm not saying, "Dispense with dreams." Never. Just begin with modest goals.
A memoir chronicling my evolution from rigid Fundamentalism to expansive Universalism. Kindle Book available now.
What do you do if you’re only twenty when the gates to a glittering utopia of self-indulgence open up before you? You probably swagger in, all smiles, fearless and cocky as an undefeated boxer.
That’s what singer/songwriter Michael McDermott did in 1991 when his future in the music world was looking like a shiny promise just on the horizon. His debut album, "620 W. Surf," was getting positive reviews and the single “A Wall I Must Climb” was spinning him a reputation as having the potential to be the next Springsteen or Dylan.
Don’t misunderstand me–I’m a big fan of reason. I want it to guide my surgeon’s scalpel and my mechanic’s socket wrench. Reason keeps me on the right side of the road and gets me to the concert on time. It helps me balance my checkbook.
What it doesn’t do is give me a reason. For anything...
Interview with legendary blues guitarist, the late great Johnny Winter.
This is my miracle. I can't prove it to you. But I promise, it's true.
What we really need are some combat drones to patrol our neighborhoods so we can put an end to those filthy, appalling jaywalkers. Hell, let’s just nuke ’em. They don’t deserve to live. (Article originally published in the Courier News, a subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune)
The drums crack, a gutsy guitar riff grabs you, and before you know it your head’s bobbing and your toes are tapping to the catchy grooves of “Glass House,” the first track on Albert Cummings’ latest CD No Regrets. Probably my favorite song on the disc, it’s an irresistible blues-rock entrée that will prep your music-loving palate for all that follows...
Fusion is an apt word when considering Porcupine Tree. Their dramatic, often lengthy, compositions are both unique and a loving tribute to the sounds of many bands that have come before them: Pink Floyd (most notably), Yes, Rush, Moody Blues and Dream Theater (to name a few)...