The Happiness Formula

It’s taken me 31 years but I believe this morning I’ve figured out the happiness formula. 1-Sleep, nutrition and fitness comes first. That’s your foundation. If you’re not getting enough sleep, eating nutritious food or being active…you’re depriving your body of what it needs to run at its full capacity. Yes you can survive or […]


The 30 Best Albums of 2015

How did I come up with my choices for best albums of the year? I started by following Wikipedia’s list of every album released in 2015. I then listened to albums by every artist I knew I would probably enjoy. That was followed by listening to albums by every artist I had heard of. Finally, […]


The 50 Best Songs of 2015

I’ve listened to as many albums released in 2015 as humanly possible and these are the songs that I had playing on infinite repeat creating my soundtrack for the year. Here are the 50 best songs of 2015! 50-Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again” 49-Avicii “The Nights” 48-Nick Jonas “Jealous” 47-Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto […]


The 10 Best Books I’ve Read In 2015

I’ve read over 60 books this year. Many of them are worthy of your time and I’d like to share them with you now. This is not a list of books that were released in 2015. It’s a list of 10 great books released whenever that I’d like to bring to your attention now. Gone Girl A […]


How To Run A Successful Open Mic Night

Over the last 9 years I’ve hosted over 100 successful open mic nights held in 10 venues spanning 4 cities. That much time and experience allows you to experiment with how to run an open mic night to figure out what works and what doesn’t. This is the advice that I would share with someone […]


10 Ways To Book More Shows

I’ve booked over 600 shows for myself and others in the last few years and in having done so, I’ve learned many great lessons. Here are 10 ways to book more shows: 1-Write better music. The better the music is, the easier everything else around it becomes. When you’re working with an amazing band with incredible music, […]


What I’ve Learned After 2 Failed Long Term Relationships

I’ve been in 2 long term relationships that both failed in their 4th year. Is that a coincidence? I don’t believe so. Both relationships taught me a tremendous amount and this is what I’ve learned: 1-Love, trust and communication are the foundation of a strong relationship. If you don’t have all 3 of those, you’re […]


My Top 10 Desert Island Albums

Music is my life. It’s my purpose, my passion and my one true love. I listen to several hours worth of music every single day. While I go for a jog in the morning, while I’m getting ready, while driving, while I’m working, while I’m at the gym, while I’m eating, while I’m lying in […]


What I’ve Learned After 30 Spins Around The Sun

I turned 30 this year. On paper, 30 somehow seemed so much older than 29. I spent a lot of time soul searching and reflecting on happiness, goals, love, dreams, music, friendship, money, health and family. Here’s what I’ve learned after 30 spins around the sun: 1-Make finding your purpose the biggest priority in your […]