I’m thrilled that singer/songwriter Stephen Kohler will join us at our one-time-only live event in Evanston, IL. He’ll share songs from his new album, Daydream, and I’ll be joined by some amazingly talented musicians to play John Milton’s Paradise Lost as a set of catchy songs.

Come join us for…

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John Milton wrote (well, dictated) a poem over 350 years ago. It’s packed with big ideas and human emotion. It’s also a 60,000+ word challenge. I distilled each book of the poem into a 3-minute rock song. His words, only recast in hopes of making them more accessible.

We’re…

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Earlier this year, I composed and recorded an album based on John Milton’s Paradise Lost. My goal was to “unlock” simple and impactful ideas and images from the 10,000+ lines of poetry and share them in 3-minute rock songs.

I borrowed the text verbatim. The music is my own.

Now…

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Jonathan Salem Baskin

I write books about technology and brands, sci-fi stories, and rock musicals.