“The intrepid explorer will thrive on Steffey’s new territory.”

– Evolving Artist

“An intelligence—both sonic and syntactic—that encompasses multitudes.”

-New City

“Exudes the sophistication of an artist who has been creating music for two decades.”

– Illinois Entertainer

“Enlightens listeners into what they are missing out on.”

-Score Rocks

“Clever pop, expertly played pop, emotionally honest pop.”

-Kenosha News

woke up under summer
then the days just flew by
prepare yourself for the storm now
my words play games but they never lie.

rising up from the vector ocean
peering up at the raster sky
jammed up in repetitive motion
clicking through but we can’t say why…

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Airport Hookers: June Update
Last October I envisioned an avant-garde studio project called Airport Hookers. I posted a bit about it and made creation videos of the songs with sax player Tim Koelling, trombonist Alex Leong, and pianist Josh Siegal. Things got busy and the project stalled for a little while during the release of the Reality Jockey album, but then something cool and unforeseen happened. In March, "Reality Jockey" was reviewed in New City along with another local release, Kate Schell's "Past Present Future"....
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Short Stories

Bullets
“How many bullets today?” only half-jokes Finn as he glumly spins the chamber of an imaginary revolver, pressing the index finger barrel to his temple. “No bullets, no gun,” Aditya waves, already halfway through the crowd to a stool at the end of the bar. “Really?” Finn shouts with too much surprise. “What drugs are you on?” Aditya shrugs off the question with an easy smile, adjusts his leather coat on the seat below, and settles himself in. The wild flashing colors...
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