new song: “Stunt Double (You Will Always Be My Friend)”

Recording Stunt Double (You Will Always Be My Friend) by Axis Evil How I Recorded It I recorded this in my RV using GarageBand and a USB audio interface, pictured below. Played with a guitar slide and ran the resulting signal through GarageBand’s sitar emulator to produce the ghostly, bluesy sound. Lyrics A stunt-double in […]

draft lyrics: “Gutter Priestess”

Mystic in a concrete kingdom Sensitive and ambitious A live-wire and its conduit Bold and powerless in transmission Mystic in a concrete kingdom We dwell in grandiosity In this existential wasteland We dwell in poverty Light up your Joules per second Eject your free energy Spike that ball and give it to me Priestess in […]

“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 […]