Writing an Album at the End of Days

It’s been awhile since I last posted here. I’ve had a lot on my mind–which isn’t unusual, but I haven’t felt compelled to share anything. I’m feeling pretty good today, so I’m feeling generous. Lucky you! I started writing a new album for Virtual Intelligence in late February of this year (2019). As of August…

Streea/War

“The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.” ―Milan Kundera, Ignorance I really want to tell you what I’ve been up to. What I’ve been working on. I can’t though. There’s something about speaking about what you’re doing before it’s actually…

A Martian on Mars

There’s something to be said about feeling “foreign.” I will always be a foreigner. It’s part of the experience of human existence to feel like a stranger in a strange land. I’m a Martian wherever I go. Even on Mars.

Just Send Me To Hell

Dear Readers, The biggest lie that you can ever tell yourself is that you are perfect. I remember a time when I was the paragon of perfection. I was perfect in every single way–I could do no wrong. I was the prettiest. The strongest. The absolute Queen of all and everything. This was a product…

Neon Vamp

Messing around with color tonight. No goals really. I think this came out looking like a movie poster. I had fun. 

Going Dark for Neon Metal

What is Neon Metal?

A postmodern fusion of science fiction/future oriented electronica and symphonic metal. The process of writing Neon Metal begins either on a piano and/or in a digital audio workstation and adds additional live instruments after that first step. I chose the word “Neon” to describe Vi’s brand of metal as it is often paired with the cyberpunk genre of fiction.