Category Archives: by way of introduction

akie SINGS!

sure, I sing all the time.  its basically my job.  but sometimes i’m singing my own stuff and its for people to listen to.  and its not just a random demo i threw up to Soundcloud. last week I was … Continue reading

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akie turns 31; masters the #selfie

what follows now is a triptych of #selfies from this past week.  wherein I released my first solo record, taped a solo concert for television, and had my first voluntary birthday party in about, well, 10 years. since I actually … Continue reading

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First Words Of A New Day. 2014. [Jan 1]

Part One: Heart Hurt, Then It Looks moreover, this whole damned thing is much, much harder than it looks. of course, that is the much coveted illusion, ain’t it? we — when we observe — we want to see civilized … Continue reading

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Milestone. Dec 12, 2013

i came to St. Barths this year with the explicit intention of refocusing the heaviness of my mental regard (it is equal fault of muscled brain, thick skull, and prominent brow ridges — my “heavy regard” that is). on what … Continue reading

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to sleep — perchance, to sing.

…there is a song that I am thinking of. I can’t get it out of my head. but i can’t quite remember what song it is. it is a niggling feeling. like an itch at the back of your throat. … Continue reading

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November, 11, 2013. 1:40am. Brooklyn.

well. i’m certainly not complaining. its Monday morning, going on 2am. there is something to be said for the pleasure of spending a weekend playing one’s own music. and for very pleased audiences no less. sometimes, the hours and miles … Continue reading

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notes from the road: god, monsters, & heroes. [part one: preface 1]

i’ve been meaning to write this for quite some time.  the last eighteen days have been the source of much joy, consternation, revelry, drunkeness, sobriety,  fool-hardy adventurdom, wistful temerity, and soulful introspection.  so it must all come together in this … Continue reading

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