“As a kid growing up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, I had trouble pinning down exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up. Music was my first love, but the thought of relying on luck to write a hit record in a dying music business, as well as the thought of touring around the country to make ends meet wasn’t a good fit for my personality type.
By high school, I had become more introverted and found that writing songs was a cathartic way to communicate how I was feeling as I tried to make sense of the world, and never had any intention of releasing what I was recording. Only a handful of people have heard the songs on this compilation, so it’s a little scary to be putting these out in the world, especially the songs that are more personal.
It wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I stumbled upon a career editing absurdist political and pop culture-based comedy videos, though my years of studying songwriting and experimenting while recording music played an important role in the creative decisions I make today.
Thank you to Jared Cheek from Flannelgraph for taking an interest in my long-shelved recordings and then compiling and printing this record. Thanks to Aaron MoDavis for the album art and to Jacqui Galle for the portrait used on the cover. And thank you to my wife Ann for believing in me and being incredibly supportive and selfless throughout my creative endeavors.
I hope you enjoy listening to The Cabinets And The Cupboards!”