Debut album by Striking Ghosts. Ten tracks about love and loss.
Second official album by Striking Ghosts. An all-electronic album all on one synthesizer.
Third official album by Striking Ghosts. The upswing and downfall of a relationship encapsulated in this album.
Fourth album. 12 tracks written on acoustic guitar, piano and synthesizer.
The fifth album, very experimental. I had just gotten a Mac desktop and decided to test out Garageband and songs came from my explorations.
The sixth album, continuing on from HOPE and with a bit of Realia thrown in. Experimental and dance oriented.
Live and Active cultures
The seventh album, with a title that's a play on my favorite "dessert" (yogurt). I assembled songs I had written on six different cultural/ethnic instruments for this album.
From a State of Flowers
The eighth album is a collection of songs I had forgotten I had written some time ago when I visited Miami in 2006 with my mother. With the downtime I had staying in South Beach, I had written an entire LP.
COVERS ALBUM: VIOLATOR
With so much free time during the pandemic, one of the many projects I worked on was to cover all nine songs from Depeche Mode's 1990 masterpiece. Inspired by Fruit Bats' cover of The Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream. Plus, this album was celebrating its 30th anniversary!
Released after the debut album Thank God for Your Mother, this collection contains B-sides that did not make it onto the album, plus an instrumental track and a remix of "Carry Me" from the first album.
EpS: Fir ST E.P.
The debut release by Striking Ghosts, containing three original songs, one song written by a friend, and acoustic versions of "Tell Me a Lie" and "I Want to Be Your Lover."
EPs: iPHON E.P.
I discovered the joys of writing on a phone and recording in Garageband while on the go, so, much like the HOPE album, these four tracks came about just by having fun and experimenting.
With the pandemic beginning personally for me in March of 2020, and with so much extra time on my hands, I started writing songs "inspired" by the global situation. Before I knew it, I had enough to release this first EP. Little did I know ...
THe Second Wave
... that the virus crisis would continue and I'd keep on writing some more! Since my first-year anniversary with my love was occurring as well, I added that song to the collection (though it's not really about the pandemic).
3 Finger Salute
I enjoy trilogies just as much as anyone, and I had a few more songs on the whole subject to round out the series and to actually make it into one whole album with ten tracks if I'd like.
During a trip to New York City for Fourth of July festivities, I brought my car and came up with six songs inspired by this magnificent mecca.
I bought my first ukulele thanks to hearing Paul McCartney play George Harrison's "Something" on it. I finally decided to commit the three originals I wrote to recordings.
Going to Hawaii for the Honolulu Marathon in 2017, I brought my uke and wrote five original songs capturing my feelings there.
An experimental dance track that I uploaded to YouTube.
Another experimental dance track probably written around 2012 or so that I uploaded to YouTube to experiment with the whole process.
I always wanted to write a spooky track for Halloween, something that could possibly be used for a horror movie, so I came up with this. Also on YouTube.
I was absolutely disgusted by the riots that took place after George Floyd's unjust murder, so I directed this song at the people taking advantage of the situation.
Re-watching Stranger Things and being stuck inside/quarantined makes one long for times that contain a great deal of nostalgia. 1983 was one of those years for me.
Cover SONG: "Halloween THEME"
In a recording frenzy in the fall of 2020, I decided to try my hand at a dance version of this John Carpenter classic.
The election of November 2020 was so majorly crucial, I was inspired to wrote not just one voting song ...
"U R UR VOTE"
... but actually two, with this one a meditation on the "you are what you eat" theme, but in this case, "you are what you vote."
I wanted to write a Christmas song in a different vein, and I had always been enamored with the night BEFORE the big day, so I wrote and recorded this.