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Welcome!  I really love doing this for you, and I'd really love your support to keep doing it.   If you like what I do, and would like me to keep doing it, this is the perfect time to step up and click, "yes."

In addition to the music, I help artists and their patrons connect by running this site.  The goal here is to clearly illustrate the difference between "Buy it or lose it!" and "Give what you can and enjoy the results."

Thanks for coming this far.  I'd really appreciate your taking the next step by signing up as a patron.  It really does make a world of difference.

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Fluent human sound system, producer, composer, actor and musician.  Leader of the Patronism movement.

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Patron-Only Blog

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Oct 23, 2014

Even before I launched Patronism, I had started really studying this model. Some of you have been patrons since that first night, January 29th, 2009, when I offered this as an alternative to tee shirts...

2012 Patronism in Numbers

Jan 16, 2013

One of the reasons I haven't recorded much music lately is that I've been running Patronism as a one-man show for over a year now.  That means almost 2000 active patrons...

Trio Los Vigilantes, Cuba and You

Jan 16, 2013

You may know that since 2010, Trio Los Vigilantes has been invited to perform at the International Jazz Festival in Havana.  In 2012, we finally went...

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Chili's Beatbox Commercial

Feb 22, 2013

Here it is... the (in)famous Chili's commercial... in 256k format. This was the one that came out on my mother's birthday, January 13th, 2003. One week later I did my first post-Schrödinger's Cat solo show...

Schlotzsky's/ACL Commercial

Feb 22, 2013

Back in August of 2002, after Schrödinger's Cat had disbanded, I got a call from Tequila Mockingbird, asking if S-Cat could do a jingle for Austin City Limits.  I asked if they wan...

Trio Los Vigilantes en Cuba, 2012

Jan 28, 2013

Every year since 2010, Trio Los Vigilantes hes been invited to perform at the Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba.  In 2012, we finally went. Here is the footage we shared with patrons at the appreciation party...