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 seasonal...
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Production on my new release hit another snag. It's just one thing after another. Some I can control, some I can't. So, instead of bitching about it, I am finding time to move ahead and work on some new music and get a head start on introducing music from the next Afflicted By Design release. So, I introduce to you, the song "Once...
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Making progress with the new record. Coming along slowing due to more unforeseen difficulties. However, my drummer Michael J. Carrasquillo is hard at work recurring drums in his studio and he posted a sneak peek. Check out some sounds on his instagram.

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Studio Update

The electricians have been done working on the place for about 2 weeks now, and it's been about 2 weeks of cleaning up and getting dust out of every nook and cranny. But, I got the studio put back together and am back to work on the next Afflicted By Design release. The main things holding me up now are the lyrics...
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Electric Company

Holy Hell! The home studio has been out of business for about 2 months now while hunting down an electrical problem. Turns out there are lots of electrical problems. After several visits from many electricians we have learned that several circuits are cross-wired doubling the power to an outlet that could have fried my music equipment (if they didn't support EU current...
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New Music

In the last 10 years I written a bunch of songs while playing with other bands, for an solo Industrial music project I call Afflicted By Design that finally launched last year. I thought I had the first 3 Eps all mapped out and then one of the songs on the sec on one has been kicking my ass and I started hating...
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Where Have All The Good Times Gone?

Holy crap! The last quarter of 2013 was hectic. A lot of personal things that needed to get done got in the way of the music, then a bit of writer's block reared it's ugly head. But, the personal shit is taken care of, and the writer's block has cleared up, it's back to...
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