New Episodes of the Check-In

Episode 1, Part 2 Mexico City




The world is struggling as one with COVID-19. It is one of the great equalizers of our time.  If anyone ever doubted how dependent all human kind is upon each other, COVID-19 has made it as clear as the sun itself. I absolutely believe we will get through this , but it will be with great loss, suffering and struggle.  I know that our societies, and governments  will have much to learn and to take responsibility for when this crisis has subsided.  I'm looking forward to being a part of that re-birth, rebuilding, and renewal in the form of new thoughts, new laws, new precautions and new music.

Be safe, observe social distancing, support each and help each other and we will sing, dance and rock together again.


So here's my deal with the blog. The blog is for people who really want to "go in".  By that  I mean, in this section, I go into details and really tell the story of whatever's happening. If you see an interesting topic and  you feel like you don’t have time to read, I totally get it.  Just go to my Facebook feed at the bottom of this page and the same topics will be there with the same subject headings and dates, in a super condensed version.  I know... it's all about the time management.

Cocktail Hour Duets with Remember Jones!

I got a call a couple of weeks back from my friend Remember Jones, telling me that he was doing a special edition of his virtual concert series "Cocktail Hour with Remember Jones".  For this special show he performing some…

Read more


The world is struggling as one with COVID-19.  You re struggling and so am I.  It is one of the great equalizers of our time.  If anyone ever doubted how dependent all human kind is upon each other, COVID-19 has…

Read more

An Analysis of How Donald Trump Speaks

I found this kind of fascinating. I've been paying attention to the way President Trump speaks since long before the election. I always found his use of language to reveal something that I saw as sneaky, slick, and dishonest. He…

Read more

The Last O.G.

Okay, I love Tracey Morgan's characters, even though with the exception of Brian Fellows, they're basically all slight veariations of the persona he's created as a comedian. I still love Tracey Morgan's work and I always have.  His performances…

Read more

Fear is clouding our judgement as a nation

I'm an optimist. It's part of my hard wiring, but it's also a result of my habits.   I meet people, a lot of people,  I engage folks, and I try to read up, watch, and study things that are happening…

Read more

"Ahh... the freshness..."

A presidential portrait as refreshing and transformative as the man it depicts. Happy Black History Month.

The official portrait of President Barack Obama, painted by artist, Kehinde Wiley.

MUSIC - Releases re-imagined

I love remixes. Ever since the 90's when the remix really came into it's own, I've been a fan. When I get the chance to hand over one of my songs to another producer to re-imagine, I welcome it. You just never know what they'll bring to it and the song lives another life.  I've posted a two songs below in their original versions,  Brooce Swayne and Summer Sky, along with their remixes by two seriously gifted producers, Darren Solomon and Matt Henderson.  I thought while I was at it, I would share the original version of Screaming Headless Torsos’ Running Black Water from our 2014 album,  Code Red along with the new live version featuring special guest Hiromi on piano released in July 2017.  Songs re-imagined.


Houseofreedom Mailing List

I want to keep you up to date with all the new stuff I'm working on. I respect your privacy , always. Thanks.