Hi. I'm Joe.

I am a punk rock life coach working toward my clinical Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (Edgewood College). I also have a PhD in Leisure Science* (Abide University and Institute).

I have a pretty great life, the result of some positive lifestyle choices (elucidated in many of the posts on this punk rock lifestyle blog) and a healthy appreciation for punk rock music. I want to help others maximize their potential and own their reality.

I am also a writer, musician, and free agent in the cosmos. My specialties are bass guitar and vocals. Piano is my weakest area, but I'll own that...and I am working on it! I write daily, working toward a really fun sci-fi novel (stay tuned).

I play in a few rock-n-roll bands around Madison WI. My current project is a instrumental surf rock-n-roll outfit.

I'll leave you with a video of me rocking with EDDIE ATE DYNAMITE** a few years ago. This was recorded at one of my infamous house concerts. I love putting on crowd sourced house concerts. It's very punk rock to circumvent the rigged live music scene in this pretty simple way. All you need is a house and a performance space that won't annoy the neighbors. And some good musicians, of course.

*Note: Leisure Science used to be called the Art of Slacking (Off), but it's now more popularly called Self Care, because Leisure Science encompasses both doing nothing and doing fun things, to the exclusion of boring or un-fun things.

**Note: I am no longer with EAD and if/when the band ever comes off hiatus, it is likely to have a whole new lineup, sans me. This was not my decision, but that of the principal songwriter and brand manager of that great band. I have extended him my availability to support the group whenever needed. So, I may share a stage with them again some time.