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A Year in my Life

A Year in my Life

Like a caterpillar preparing for its radical metamorphosis, I devoured 2018 with zeal. Over four hundred twenty singing telegrams were delivered via my singing telegram agency this year, the majority of which I personally performed (though mad love to my whole roster). I entertained in China for the first time (then returned a mere six months later), visited the Indonesian island of Bali and finalized my upcoming single “Butterflies” at Colorado’s Grammy-winning Airshow Mastering. Below is a smattering of highlights (words and images) cherry-picked from a bliss-filled year of playing dress up, enabling joy through music and hopscotching around Earth's curvaceous body.

Bathing elephants at Thailand elephant sanctuary

Booking world-famous belly dancer Sadie for a holiday samba gig

Carving Godzilla-shaped “Orangami” for fellow performers in Tokyo

Celebrating ten years of performing with world-renowned music promoter Insomniac Events

Character performance at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater for Seven Lions

Climbing Sticky Waterfall near Chiang Mai, Thailand

Clowning on stilts in China (twice) and Japan

Dancing on stilts at Washington state's stunning Gorge Amphitheatre for Paradiso Festival

Delivering singing resume to iHeartMedia office on behalf of creative job applicant

Driving camper van to California's Lightning in a Bottle festival with Suze Q

Experiencing Fungineers' Ice Cream Truck show with Alexandria Baker

Exploring bioluminescence exhibit at Denver Museum of Nature & Science with my nephew Kai

Filming EDC China trailer on seventh floor balcony of Shanghai's W Hotel

Facilitating 420 plus singing telegrams through my singing telegram agency:)

Finalizing my upcoming single “Butterflies” at Colorado’s Grammy-winning Airshow Mastering

Floating above the heads of Mexico City festival goers as a stilt-elevated fish

Greeting Denver Dia de los Muertos revelers - on stilts - at Los Muertos Fantasticos

Hovering six to eight feet above Bali’s Tanjung Benoa Bay on a water-propelled Flyboard

Impersonating Hunter S. Thompson at Cannabition Cannabis Museum in Vegas

Impressing Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella on the dance floor with Angelique

Imbibing bug bites in a cave restaurant near Mexican pyramid complex Teotihuacan

Imbibing dragonfruit in both Bali and China

Insomniac Thanksgiving banquet at China’s Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

Landing the cover of The Vail Daily as a stilt-enhanced Uncle Sam

Meeting Portland singing telegram / stilt performer / kindred spirit Jon Dutch in Aspen

Musically ambushing Fox 21 news anchors as singer Barry Manilow

Musically ambushing 9 News anchor Liz Kotalik as Cupid

Nicknaming Mexico's Chichen Itza Mayan ruins “Chicken Pizza”

Organizing nine singing telegrams in a single night for Colorado chapter of Young Presidents

Parasailing above Patong Beach in Thailand

People watching at Lefthand Brewery's voodoo-themed Nitro Fest

Playing EDM Unplugged in VIP speakeasy at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

Practicing AcroYoga with my Flight Club family

Pretending to defecate on the dance floor at Bassnectar with Michelle

Rapping Cypress Hill at AEG Live Rocky Mountain offices as a tutu-clad gorilla

Seeing both Janelle Monae and Lauryn Hill live in concert

Singing Janelle Monae's “Yoga” for Buti yoga teacher Ashton August and her class

Shooting “Butterflies” imagery with longtime photographer friend Jonathan Shoup

Snorkeling in both Bali and Mexico

Taking my four-legged stilt unicorn on the road with Unicorn Whisperer Anastasia

Terrifying Escape Halloween haunted house visitors as faceless giant Slender Man

Three person ukulele jam session on The Great Wall of China

Winning Temple Nightclub's $500 Halloween costume contest with Future

Zip-lining through the jungle at Tarzan Adventure Phuket in Thailand

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A Year in the Life of OPM

A Year in the Life of OPM

2017. While many Americans may have been understandably depressed by the current quagmire that is U.S. politics, my metaphorical glass is almost always overflowing with sweet ambrosia. Four hundred singing telegrams were delivered via my singing telegram agency this year, the majority of which I personally performed. I entertained in Japan for the first time, explored Tulum, Mexico and witnessed my first total solar eclipse in Oregon. And I wrote and recorded my new insect-infused love song "Butterflies" with Nigerian producer Daniel Iyere. Below is a smattering of highlights cherry-picked from a bliss-filled year of playing dress up, enabling joy and hop scotching around Earth's curvaceous body:)

Bewitching California festival goers at Escape Halloween

Clowning on stilts in Japan & Mexico

Creating Australian male housekeeper character for California's Lightning in a Bottle Festival

Facilitating the delivery of 400 singing telegrams through my singing telegram agency:)

Exploring Colorado's Butterfly Pavilion with my 5 year-old nephew Kai

Filming singing Valentine segment for Channel 2 with Melissa Ivey

Finally being on the receiving end of a Custom Singing Telegram, courtesy of Miriam Andolini

Imbibing gourmet bug tapas at Denver's El Five Restaurant with Michelle Marie

Jamming ukulele with performer homies at Michigan's Electric Forest Festival

Lumbering around on four-legged stilts at California's Nocturnal Wonderland Festival with Sean

Making my Cirque du Soleil debut as a circus bike-riding stilt greeter for opening night of Luzia

Peeling “Orangami” citrus art for Dub Gypsy Kitchen patrons at Oregon Eclipse

Paying homage to David Bowie for hundreds of people in the Denver Tech Center

Performing singing Valentine on KYGO 98.5 FM with Melissa Ivey

Playing Hunter S. Thompson-inspired postmaster at Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas

Practicing AcroYoga with my Flight Club Denver family

Practicing yoga at Red Rocks with Michael Franti and friends

Recording my new insect-infused love song “Butterflies” with Nigerian producer Daniel Iyere

Rolling through the streets of Tokyo in a Go Kart

Seeing Cirque du Soleil's insect-themed Ovo with Michelle Marie

Seeing the xx in Arizona with Amberosia

Singing at The Governor's Mansion for Best for Colorado

Singing “Under the Eclipse” at Steph J's self-commitment ceremony

Snorkeling ceynotes in Tulum with festival performer friends

Witnessing a mesmerizing total solar eclipse in Oregon

Witnessing the seizure-inducing absurdity that is Tokyo's Robot Restaurant

Working with my voice coach Casey Collins