“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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Kid Million / Nighthawk Coffee Bar & Tavern
When I first moved to the city in 1997, I began work as creative director of a small record label called "FlyBy". The record company was so small, in fact, that we had only one act and one record. The band was named Kid Million and the album was "Heaven Smiles on Every Bastard". [bandcamp width=50% height=120 album=3166673168 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] The album was amazing. The band got attention on Q101, toured nationally, and could be found...
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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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