Over the years, I have written songs, sung (backing vocals or just with friends) and played guitar or bass guitar in punk or post-punk rock bands. Songwriting is conceptual; it's about distilling an idea down to a kernel. Painting can be a lonely art so it's really fun to create with other people. Below are bands I've been in.  


The Cramp-ons (San Francisco, 2014-present)

A tribute band to The Cramps, the great psychobilly band with a famous woman guitarist, Poison Ivy. I play rhythm guitar, wear a red wig and scream occasionally. Other players are Lux Inferior, Gene Michal, John Stuart, and Heather Dammit.

>> Live recordings on YouTube

>> Live recording on Soundcloud

>> Facebook




The Insufferables (San Francisco 2009–2021)

An alt rock band that I wrote songs and played guitar for. Listen to "Argument Clinic" by producer Beau Sorenson at links below. The Insufferables released two earlier EP's "Edge of Control" and "Fire Bad!". Other members include(d): Keith McNamara, Gene Michal, Ram Fenster, Kevin Anderson, Kathleen McNamara, Paula Clark, Melissa Kim and DK Palmgren.

>> Recordings on Bandcamp

>> Recordings on Soundcloud

>> YouTube


The Varve (San Francisco / Colorado 1979-1985)

An all-girl post-punk rock band, first started in Colorado by Sue Digby Penwarden from The Profalactics, bass, Jo Ann Gogue Sieger from Denver's The Guys, singer, and me on guitar. The band added Ann Brent on drums and Kelli Kozak on keyboards. After the band moved to San Francisco in 1980, drummer Kat Zumbach (The Urge, Baby Buddha) joined the band.

We gigged all around the bay area (Fab Mab, iBeam, Sound of Music, Tool & Die, Berkeley Square, Stone, Keystone, Barrington Hall, etc.), Los Angeles, Santa Cruz (Catalyst), Sacramento, and made a tour back to Colorado (Mercury, Boulder Theatre). Memorable gigs: an outdoor hot tub party above Fort Collins, a mental health facility near Denver, opening for Translator at the Stud on two differant occasions, opening for Flipper at the Roxie Theatre, our fancy tour to LA. We recorded two EPs, were featured on "Live at le Disque" and on San Francisco's public TV station.

>> Photos and posters on Facebook

>> Fan Article

>> Colorado Punk Rock COMPLETE SITE >>   I did not create this site but the whole archive was recently passed to me. Needs a lot of updates, so travel at your own risk!

>> The Varve EP recordings online



The Profalactics (Boulder, Colorado 1978-79)

I started this all-girl punk rock band with Connie Clit on drums. After one gig, Nicole was replaced on bass by Sue Digby Penwarden. The band played around the Boulder/Denver area (Malfunction Junction, Not New Wave News, Naropa benefits) as well as live on KGNU public radio. We rehearsed in the University of Colorado student union and in a room under the football stadium. I wrote songs, played rhythm guitar and sang backup.

>> lots of photos and posters on Facebook

>> Compilation LP featuring a lot of bands including Biafra and a history booklet and a cd. Out of print.

>> a recording of the Profalactics

>> Colorado Punk Rock COMPLETE SITE >>I did not create this site but the whole archive was recently passed to me. Needs a lot of updates, so travel at your own risk!

The Teflon (Boulder, Colorado 1977)

I wrote songs and played bass in this three-person punk band that never played a live show. We rehearsed in the basement of Discount Records, on the Hill.