California’s Child Population Takes Ball and Goes Home?

Zombie KidsTurns out the clich?, ?Children are our future,? is untrue ? at least in California. According to an analysis of census data by the University of Southern California?s Price School of Public Policy and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children?s Health, we?re running low on kids. So low, in fact, that California will soon resemble a massive retirement community, with no one to run it.

California will be the dystopian answer to Logan?s Run, but instead of everyone being under 30, they?ll be over 60 and Logan won?t be running so much as using as walker after hip replacement surgery. And all for a sudden lack of kids. This is ironic since most parents I know secretly complain that they have at least one too many. And that includes parents of single children like me. Children, however, are the economic engines of the future, since we need able bodies and agile minds to keep the machine going until the machine just gets rid of us. Continue reading “California’s Child Population Takes Ball and Goes Home?”

California’s Child Population Takes Ball and Goes Home 

Zombie KidsTurns out the cliché, “Children are our future,” is untrue – at least in California. According to an analysis of census data by the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, we’re running low on kids. So low, in fact, that California will soon resemble a massive retirement community, with no one to run it.
California will be the dystopian answer to Logan’s Run, but instead of everyone being under 30, they’ll be over 60 and Logan won’t be running so much as using as walker after hip replacement surgery. And all for a sudden lack of kids. This is ironic since most parents I know secretly complain that they have at least one too many. And that includes parents of single children like me. Children, however, are the economic engines of the future, since we need able bodies and agile minds to keep the machine going until the machine just gets rid of us. Continue reading “California’s Child Population Takes Ball and Goes Home “

The Sandfighter ??a music video for Brooklyn’s Falcon

I’m pleased to announce the release of “The Sandfighter” music video, created for Brooklyn-based Falcon. Interestingly, I began this project as an 8-year-old in 1980 using a Super 8 camera and a cast of neighborhood friends (including my brother, Falcon and Longwave guitarist Shannon Ferguson) culled from the suburban cul-de-sacs of Santa Rosa, CA. Returning to the footage nearly 30 years later, I was surprised to find so many depictions of stylized, if cartoonish, violence. Toy guns are ubiquitous in this clip, which has a prevailing “Lord of the Flies” meets “Tom & Jerry” vibe (replete with a military-style execution and obligatory “cowboy and Indian” standoff). That said, I found that many of the nostalgic images complemented the wistful tone of the track and its exploration of erstwhile promise. With that, I present, The Sandfighter…