Re-mastering the 1st album project update

For decades, I made several failed attempts to gain the rights back to my 1st album. It was both frustrating and at times debilitating, but something I refused to give up on. All along, the record company refused to re-release it, but at the same Read More …

Hey What’s This – they say it’s your birthday

Today is the birthday of the Skafish album What’s This? 1976-1979! Eight years ago on April 1, 2008, it became the first release on my label, 829 Records. Featuring recordings from August 1976 through November 1979, this record, in part, documents the early period of Read More …

Help re-master the 1st Skafish album without spending a dime

As you may already know, I have been posting about getting the rights back to the first Skafish album and lately, talking about the re-mastering project. Someone recently asked me what they could do to help get the first Skafish album re-mastered if they couldn’t Read More …

Why am I re-mastering the first Skafish album?

In my original post, “First Album News,” I talked about how I need to re-master the first Skafish album. One of my fans who loves the record didn’t understand why I needed to do this. He commented that he thought the record sounded just great Read More …

Limited Edition What’s This? T-Shirt, Includes Free Album Download

I wanted to let you know first that we are now offering the WHAT’S THIS FREAKIN’ $%&!? T-Shirt for sale exclusively through our Bandcamp store. This limited edition item, specifically designed to promote the What’s This? 1976-1979 album, has only been used for promotional purposes Read More …

First Album News

Over the years, people have asked me repeatedly why the first Skafish album wasn’t available. It has even gone to the point that I have received negative online reviews for other records I’ve released, simply because those records were NOT the first Skafish album. Some Read More …

Happy 7th Birthday What’s This

I am thrilled this compilation finally was able to be born! Featuring the first underground/punk/new wave/alternative/indie recordings by a Chicago artist (dating back to 8/76), liner notes by rock legends Cheap Trick, and so much more, this is a timeless document of the multidimensional rebellion Read More …

Signed Skafish Holiday Collectibles Now Available

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that for the first time, you can purchase Skafish Holiday Collectibles from my newly redesigned holiday website. If you’d like a personally autographed “Tidings of Comfort and Joy – A Jazz Piano Trio Christmas” CD, Read More …