preface from Columbia album

(this intro is from the lin­er-notes to my CD Colum­bia: We Dare to Dream)

I didn’t know them.  I didn’t know their names, or that they had been in space for six­teen days, or that they were called the “STS-107” crew, or even what “STS” meant.  But I was sit­ting next to my piano on the morn­ing of Feb­ru­ary 1st, 2003 when I heard the news… the awful news that the space shut­tle Colum­bia had just bro­ken apart upon reen­try, 200,000 feet high in the skies over Texas, and that the entire crew had undoubt­ed­ly per­ished.  Read More »

Free Shipping Deal on My CD

From now through Decem­ber 4th you can get a com­pact disc of my album “Colum­bia: We Dare to Dream” for only $8 and (almost) free ship­ping! Get it shipped just about any­where for only 1¢.

free shipping deal on Columbia: We Dare to Dream

That’s not much time, so head over to CD Baby before their deal ends (or the sup­ply runs out).

Our Video for Hangar Doors

“Hangar Doors (Roll­out)” has a new music video to go with it!

I went to the NASA pho­to archive and gath­ered togeth­er some great images from var­i­ous Colum­bia shut­tle mis­sions that give an idea of the scenes I had in mind while I was writ­ing “Hangar Doors (Roll­out)”, the first track from my album. Bill had fun stitch­ing them togeth­er and work­ing out the tim­ing so they made a smooth flow with the pace of the music.

We hope you enjoy the video! Let us know what you think with a com­ment below.

Days of Remembrance

The lat­ter part of Jan­u­ary and ear­ly Feb­ru­ary is potent: it is a time that we reflect upon and hon­or the fall­en crews of Apol­lo 1, Chal­lenger, and Colum­bia, and all those who have lost their lives in the cause of explo­ration. Dur­ing these days of remem­brance, I would like to encour­age us all to reflect upon our space heroes while lis­ten­ing to the music of “Colum­bia: We Dare to Dream.” Read More »