You Get What You Settle For

I remember the moment I had to stop ignoring my truth. I was a senior at UCLA, a straight-A student

December 4, 2015
2015 Starts Off with a Bang!

Here are a few shots from a few shows in early 2015…ranging from singing and playing “What Is And What Should

March 9, 2015
Happy Anniversary, Cancer! Musings on My Weirdest Year So Far

Holy crap. I can’t believe it’s been exactly one year since I got “the news” that I have cancer. The

December 3, 2014
I’m Here — Free Download — Dedicated to Mom

Ten years ago, in the summer of 2003, I was in the midst of writing and recording my 2nd album,

January 3, 2014
I’m Not Dead Yet! (AKA, my recent diagnosis)

For those of you who don’t yet know, I’m sharing news that I’ve been dealing with for the past week,

December 12, 2013
It’s All Part Of My Rock N Roll Fantasy

All my life, I’ve felt an intense connection to the music of Led Zeppelin.  From the moment my eighth-grade crush

March 31, 2013
The Story Behind “Guitar For Girls”

Back in October of 2010, I was contacted by Hal Leonard — the largest music publisher in the world —

January 2, 2013
Why Did Slash Give Me a Nasty T-Shirt?!

Back in the day, I used to occasionally show up to a fantastic blues jam at a Hollywood club called

October 11, 2012
Wearing Bette Davis’ Bloody Dress

Many years ago, I took a year off from college and spent most of my time as a dance student

September 10, 2012
Giving Up My Birthday for charity:water

I’ve participated in some really fun activities this summer — one of which was the World Domination Summit — a gathering of

August 27, 2012
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