Who You Are

Image: “Lost” by AikaXx from deviantART   WHO YOU ARE You’re not a fraud. You’re not a fake. You’re who you say you are. You’re too dynamic for labels, too mobile for coordinates. You’re a shooting star, an ephemeral isotope, a thing that was, and shall be, but never quite is. You...

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Flashback Friday: The Glass Box

Looking back on old work can be simultaneously humbling and inspiring. Humbling because you realize how far you’ve come; inspiring because it becomes clear how far you have to go. During my senior year at Chapman University, I wrote, directed and starred in this short film. Parts of it make...

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Lost

Under Pressure I’m only two chapters away from finishing the second draft of my novel. It’s an exciting (and stressful) time, and my laser-focus on the book has drawn attention away from this blog; but, I’ve been digging in the archives, and I’ve found some unreleased work worthy of sharing. I hope...

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News: Jeff Returns to the Screen

Yesterday, I took a break from novel-writing to return to an old love: acting. I ended my 7-year hiatus on the set of In The Mind’s Eye, a British psychological thriller starring Craig Rees, in which I play a well-intentioned South London street punk who attempts to aid the damsel in distress, only...

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Already Home (Demo)

Sometimes when I set my iPhone to shuffle, old songwriting demos come up. Usually I skip them–but when this one came up during my morning drive, I was compelled to listen. Musicians often relate touring to going to war: the squalid living conditions, the long absence from loved ones, the constant...

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Lotte Kestner in LA

Lotte Kestner: Live In Some Dude’s Living Room

Sad music heals. Teenagers’ bodies grow impossibly fast and, as a result, they are constantly vacillating between states of damage and repair, not unlike muscles after a workout. Imagine what’s happening to their souls. My body may have stopped growing, but my soul is still that tormented teenager,...

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