|Â Â I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles. I've lived through the Watts Riots, the Manson Family, the O.J. Simpson trial, the riots that followed, Richard Ramirez, the Northridge Quake, and among other media sensations that in some way or form have shaped the person I am.
Â Â I started out writing music lyrics for punk rock bands when I was in my early teens, and have always kept journals since I was in high school.
Â Â I was a professional dancer, a male naked go-go dancer in Times Square, and spent most of my 20's, 30's , and 40's touring the country performing music.
Â Â am a long term A.I.D.S. survivor, used to sell my artwork cheap, and have always been somewhat of a blue-collar worker.
Â Â I always take the dangerous way home and write about it later."