On Jan 20, I released the single "It's A Sin" with my band Afflicted By Design. "It's A Sin" is a hard-driving and guitar-heavy industrial rock version of the Pet Shop Boys classic.

I chose to cover "It's A Sin," because it is possibly my favorite Pet Shop Boys song, and to show my support for the LGBTQ community. "It's A
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zelena:
It's so refreshing to see your support! ✊🏼 Will definoately check it out 
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My new record, called Lies, Lies, Lies!, with Afflicted By Design is finally complete! It features the songs "Automatic Static" and "Warm and Pretty Lies" plus a remix of each song. Work on the record started in September 2015 and finished up today, on Christmas Day, when the cover artwork was completed. The record originally had 3 songs, plus 2 remixes, but now only has...
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The Bloody Rose Boutique is finally open for business. We opened yesterday in Austin on the Drag at W. 25th Street and Guadalupe by UT Austin campus, and will be there again today from 12-7. It was cold and rainy, and a little slow, but a good day to get our feet wet (ouch... pun intended). Here's some pics of the shop opening yesterday...
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Finally, after over a year of contractor and mechanic problems, build delays, and red tape, my girlfriend and I are ready to open our Bloody Rose Boutique in December.

Bloody Rose Boutique is an Austin, TX-based mobile boutique specializing in rock, punk, goth and alternative clothing and accessories for men and women. We are curating a unique collection of high-quality, exceptional imported and local designs
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The months since my last blog post in August after have been crazy. Work on the new Afflicted By Design record continues while I am starting up a clothing store with my girlfriend.

Bloody Rose Boutique

For the last couple years my girlfriend and I have been wanting to open a clothing store in Austin, TX that carries awesome clothes catering to goths, rockers and...
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Holy hell! There are 7 new Afflicted By Design tracks in the works for what seems like forever. 5 of the new songs are original compositions and 2 of them are cover songs. The music for all 7 songs is recorded but the damned lyrics… I'm learning the hard way how difficult it is to write lyrics. In past bands I've busted every...
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Writing songs isn't easy. Lots of people think that writing songs is easy and comes natural. But, try writing a song. We've all seen songwriters in interviews saying things like, "I wrote that song in 10 minutes. It just came to me." Shit isn't that easy.

Considering that I've been in and out of bands since I was 16, and that...
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So, while I'm working on finishing up my next Afflicted By Design release, I'm dropping little video clips on YouTube and Vine and Instagram of the recording sessions for all the other releases. The latest one on YouTube is "I Believe In Halloween." It's only about a minute and has clips of recording guitars, bass and vocals.

I'll be posting behind...
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Another single by my band Afflicted By Design is in the can and out for release. "This Is Not A Love Song" is an industrial rock cover of the song by Public Image Ltd. and features my former bandmates from Otto's Daughter, Jacqueline van Bierk on vocals and Jim Robbins on lead guitar. Mike Carrasquillo also returns on drums.


This is the second single
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The new single "I Believe In Halloween," by my band Afflicted By Design is finally available at iTunes, Spotify,Google Play, AmazonMP3, Rdio & Deezer this week. "Isn't it a little late for Halloween," you're asking? Yeah, well, the song was finished 2 weeks ago and got held up in some red tape. Like "Everyday Is Halloween" by Ministry, this isn't a...
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