Alongside the stand-up routines, Alex includes writing and playing guitar for his ongoing indie / alternative musical project Scarletien, as well as for various other musical side projects pursued from time to time. Alex infuses much of his songwriting with his own particular brand of satirical, tongue-in-cheek humor. His non-Scarletien material, performed on occasion at various open mics around town, includes parodies of such noteworthy artists as Billy Joel, Johnny Cash, and Type O Negative, as well as original compositions such as “I Hate the Government,” “The Pimp Song,” and “The Prostate Song.”
Alex’s interests include local history, poetry, chemistry, architecture, music, art, martial arts, and journalism. He has contributed a regular column called Reverb to the University of Texas at Dallas newspaper The UTD Mercury, has managed local rock band God’s Joke, and ran a small scale concert booking operation and chronicle of the Dallas arts scene under the name of Knife Six Productions. From May 2010 until June 2011, he served as host and organizer of the second generation of open mics at Bill’s, the Lost Art Open Mic. Alex is a student of the My Jhong Law Horn style of Kung Fu, enjoys bad horror movies, and was a regular crew member of a Dallas-area production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show from 2003 to 2005.
“I credit my general lack of direction for my output being so diverse.”