I was part of the great Los Angeles music scare of the early 1980s. My band, Gleaming Spires, had a cultish hit with our single, Are You Ready For the Sex Girls. (If you ever saw Revenge of the Nerds, you know it). At the same time, I was holding down a day job as the bass player with the legendary band, Sparks. After this burgeoning career in rock and roll stopped burgeoning, I started writing. I’ve written a lot of movies and TV shows including Twenty Bucks, Daylight, Dante’s Peak, The Alamo and the mini-series, Taken, which I wrote and executive produced with Steven Spielberg (add name-droopy to self-serving) and for which I won an Emmy award, a Television Critics Award and a Saturn Award.
My stories are up and about in numerous places as is my novel, Flight 505. I’ve had songs recorded by Emmylou Harris, Randy Travis, Freddy Fender, Steve Gillette, Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde) and Alvin (of the Chipmunks.) My first solo album, Moved to Duarte, was released last year to rave reviews and absolutely no sales or downloads. My Audible Original novel, Junk, narrated by John Waters, was the best-selling Audible Original of 2019. I’ll give it all up if you’re looking for a bass player.
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