Featured

🎵 CAHOOTS! 🎵

Hello, Friends —

Some months ago, during the COVID-19 lockdown, I found myself both extremely bored and hungry — for a new challenge.

So I taught myself the basics of musical theory, and began writing songs.

Over the course of the summer, working remotely, I co-wrote the music and words of three songs with Brooklyn singer/songwriter Duke Sims, who sang/produced the finished tracks. The resulting EP, CAHOOTS, is now available worldwide.

Here’s the track listing:

1. Somebody Take Me Home (Duke Sims/Rolli) [Alternative Pop/Hip-Hop]

2. Can’t Keep Me Down Now (Duke Sims/Rolli) [Alternative Pop]

3. When the Reaper Comes Along (Duke Sims/Rolli) [Alternative Pop/Rock]

Cahoots is available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and other popular outlets. Check here for all the options.

I hope you enjoy my musical debut, friends.

What have you been up to?

🌊There Are Many Ways of Drowning

In this strange, sad world of ours…

This book is dedicated to anyone who has ever drowned.

If you’re currently drowning, find something to hold on to.

The Sea-Wave

Find a copy at your favorite independent bookstore.

Or Amazon (Amazon USAAmazon CanadaAmazon UK).

Note №1

Only the best people on Earth buy me a coffee.

Note №2

Have you listened to my new EP?

Note №3

Do you like stories, poems, cartoons, music — plus book giveaways and much, much more? Then you’ll love my free monthly newsletter.

😱I Could Scream Here😱

Photo: Michael C / Unsplash

Hello, Friends…

I wrote you a new song called “In the Shadows.” My talented cousin Nathan performed it live — in an abandoned church.

Bonus: a second song, “She Walks in Beauty.” I wrote the melody; the lyrics are courtesy of my dear friend Lord Byron.

These songs are essentially demos. Feel free to share them with anyone who might be interested in recording studio versions.

Cheers,

Note №1

Only the nicest people on Earth buy me a coffee.

Note №2

Have you listened to my new EP?

Note №3

Do you like stories, poems, cartoons, music — plus book giveaways and much, much more? Then you’ll love my free monthly newsletter.

A Black Cloud Breathed

Hello, Friends.

I was feeling autumnal, so wrote you a pair of melancholy songs.

My cousin Nathan Pylypuk, who sings and plays a great deal better than I do, agreed to perform them live — in an abandoned church.

I really like the results, and invite you to have a listen — and read (the lyrics can be found in the video descriptions).

The first song is called “Our Hearts Were Full of Wine.”

The second song is “What We’re Coming To.”

There’s a third song, too. But it isn’t finished. Watch for it in a couple weeks.

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend, friends.


Note №1

While I’m not returning to Medium (i.e. posting original content), I’ve decided to share occasional news/updates about my creative life here.

Note №2

Have you listened to my new EP?

Note №3

Do you like stories, poems, cartoons, music — plus book giveaways and much, much more? Then you’ll love my free monthly newsletter.

Note №4

Only the nicest people on Earth buy me a coffee.

***FEATURED SINGLE***

Good news, friends.

“Can’t Keep Me Down Now,” a song I co-wrote with Brooklyn’s Doobie Duke Sims, has been selected as the week’s featured single by Sask Music, a Canadian music industry organization. You can listen to the track here.

“Can’t Keep Me Down Now” is from the EP Cahoots, available on Apple Music and other platforms.

I hope you like the song, friends. It pairs well with a hot cup of coffee. ☕


Note

Do you like stories, poems, cartoons, music — plus book giveaways and much, much more? Then you’ll love my free monthly newsletter.

💀When the Reaper Comes Along

🎵When the Reaper comes along,

he can take away my body –

but he can never take my song.🎵

My friend Duke Sims and I wrote you a song. “When the Reaper Comes Along” is the third and final track from our EP CAHOOTSnow streaming everywhere.

I hope you enjoy the song, friends.

What have you been up to?

——————————————

Note №1

Only the nicest people buy me a coffee.

Note №2

Subscribe to my free, monthly newsletter.

NEWS: A Story (And a Poem) for Children!

Hello, Friends.

Just letting you know that my latest story for children, “One Gum Bubble,” has been published in Short Circuit. You can read it here – and find it in short story dispensers the world over.

My latest children’s poem, as well, was just published in Orbit. Peruse it below.

That’s all for now. I have lots of other stuff to share with you in the September issue of my free monthly newsletter. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do so right here.

Cheers. ☕

Psst: buy me a coffee.