“Long Distance Lover” is a song about infatuation written at a time of great sexual confusion. I wasn’t ready to acknowledge my attraction to the guy in the dorm room next to mine. k.d. lang had released her Ingenue album at the time, and I knew I wanted that twinge of country when I sat down to write the music. It didn’t happen for another 20 years, by which time, I had already been thoroughly schooled in Emmylou Harris and all sorts of alt-country.

“Winter Rain” began as yet another blatant rip-off of Duran Duran, but in revision, I took a far more minimal approach.

「今」, like “Long-Distance Lover”, is my attempt at writing an alt-country tune, so it makes sense for it to be the title track.


Track Title
2 Long-Distance Lover
3 Winter Rain


  • Produced and engineered by Greg Bueno
  • Recorded in the Closet, 2005-2011, Austin, TX and the Closet West 2013-2014, Seattle, WA
  • Cover design by Greg Bueno
  • Published by Shinkyoku Advocacy (ASCAP)


  • Release date: June 23, 2015

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