As I look back on 2012, I see the usual line-up of records, videos and live shows. However they all fall to the wayside in the shadow of one event … performing at the Reason Rally on the National Mall in Washington DC. It was a once in a lifetime experience to share the stage with the amazing Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Kraus, Tim Minchin, Eddie Izzard, Bad Religion and the dozens of other thinkers and artists I admire. This was the largest atheist event ever held and I honestly felt as if I was taking part in an transformational moment in American history.
If you’ve been out of the loop, here are the highpoints for the rest of 2012 ….
- My first solo EP Don’t Fade Away
- The video for my song Let’s Get The Band Back Together
- The animation for my song Are You Ready To Rapture earning a finalist nomination in the Atheist Film festival.
- Playing the Gutter Island Festival in Denmark and touring Scandinavia with The Master Plan
- Playing bass on the posthumous Joey Ramone release “….Ya Know” which also included a song I co-wrote with Joey 20 years ago.
- Touring Canada with Walter Lure from the Heartbreakers and The Waldos.
- Placing two of my songs in the movie about CBGB’s tentatively titled CBGB –The Movie
- …and finally releasing the Christmas classic for heathens “Fuck Christmas”
…. more music and more videos coming in 2013!