I recorded Varicose Days in 1996. It’s a collection of songs, thoughts, and experiences, trying to make sense of my world. I had been living in Brooklyn at the time, working as a sculptor's apprentice, getting out of numerous parking tickets, and performing at an erotic cabaret in Tribeca that was willing to pay me for being anything but erotic. I share it here to remember how fearless I was back then, in certain ways.