I am “The Working Class Superhero of San Diego”: geeky musician par excellence, gamer, comic book reader, science fiction lover, and the man responsible for the squamous, rugose filk song “Hey There Cthulhu”. I perform original and filk songs on a variety of geeky topics, such as superheroes, cyberpunk, magic, minstrelry, literature, gaming, comic books, eldritch horror, science fiction television shows, and the dangers of teleportation. I also perform more “normal” songs about human existence, love, death, and workplace accidents, among other topics.
Having started my singing career in the Society for Creative Anachronism, I almost immediately graduated to performing at conventions. My first band, The Wild Oats, performed at San Diego Comic Con for several years in the 1990’s and also at the 1998 WesterCon in San Diego. I’ve performed at (and continue to perform at) both ConDor and ConJecture in San Diego, and for the last three years have had the honor of sharing the stage with Allison Lonsdale at the Gam3rCon Rooftop Concert! I’ve also been invited to perform at various conventions around the country, including LunaCon in New York in 2010, MisCon in Missoula, Montana in both 2009 and 2010 (where I was Filk Guest of Honor in 2010), LosCon in Los Angeles for the last three years, and RadCon 6A in February 2013 as their Music Guest of Honor! In September, 2013, I will be performing at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro, CA, where I will of course sing the aforementioned “Hey There Cthulhu”, along with other songs of eltritch horror.
In addition to conventions, I perform a monthly Geeky Music Show with Allison Lonsdale at Lestat's West, a marvelous performance space attached to Lestat's Coffee House on Adams Avenue in San Diego. Not only is the space awesome, but the sound man, Louis, is a treasure. (The coffee and food next door are pretty good, too.)