“distorted and out of tune” – a troll (sort of) gets it

I received the following response from a troll regarding music [4] I released recently: The music is “distorted” and dissonant—and would sound “out of tune” to many who lack musical sophistication. That is intentional. A compositional choice. And the dissonance intentionally speaks to the experience of feeling “out of tune” as a transgender person. So […]

lyrics: “Stand” (my loud transgender anthem)

I wrote this song immediately after North Carolina passed its infamous “bathroom bill”. From my debut album “City of God“: Recording City of God by Axis Evil Lyrics Stand up you little chickenshit when your chosen name is resistance your choice to live is resistance It’s a simple matter really Revolution in and beyond the […]

a smelly cunt and a mission from God

Yesterday I received a firm reminder of why I write this blog, and why I write the songs I do: The message came from Drew Arriola-Sands, the fabulous singer of Trap Girl. But that is beside the point. The important thing is how she referred to me in the birthday greeting. “Smelly Cunt” is a […]

perhaps my stage presence is too masculine… (part 2)

In my recent post “perhaps my stage presence is too masculine… (part 1)”, I ask whether I move too much like a guy while performing, and ask whether I care. I worked out my answers to both questions: Yes, and yes. The video posted below shows the problem: My movement to the music flows from […]

vocal frequency response

I now can speak consistently for an hour in a feminine voice—decent pitch, resonance, and inflection—before needing to rest. Moreover, my voice now passes on the phone. So my voice therapist and I decided to tackle my singing range, to feminize that as well. (Followers of Axis Evil know I sing with a masculine voice […]