Videos by American Songwriter
ARTIST: This Frontier Needs Heroes
BIRTHDATE: December 13, 1977
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY
CURRENT LOCATION: Jacksonville, FL
AMBITIONS: To make the world a better place.
TURN-OFFS: Pollution, Greed, and Arrogance
TURN-ONS: Nice hard working people chilling at the beach
DREAM GIG: Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
“In the world’s mighty gallery of pictures
There are scenes that are painted from life,
Scenes of youth and of beauty,
Scenes of hardship and strife,
Scenes of wealth and of plenty,
Old age and the blushing young bride,
Hang on the wall – but the saddest of all
Is a pictures from life’s other side.”
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Depends who you ask…Probably me.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Whatever Makes You Happy” The Miracles
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH:Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Neil Young, Stephen Hawking, Eugene Mirman, and Elon Musk
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: End of the Road Festival (UK)
I WROTE THIS SONG: I wrote “Hooky” in Southern California, when I was decompressing from tour trying to decide if I was going to write another song. It’s a mantra for me to keep working on songwriting, mixed in with some whimsical lyrics about love. The album title came to me as a satire, with a dual meaning. Playing “Hooky” from the work you know you are supposed to be doing, but also writing a song that is catchy enough to appeal to the masses. It’s playing with the idea that ultimately I am writing this song for myself, but if everyone loves it that would be cool too. Never give up on your dreams.