"To my brothers and sisters, friends and listeners: As some of you may know, Ive been brainstorming and developing a solo project for about a year. As promised, today is the day I will publicly start this new chapter in my life. The project is called MASKARADE [an alternate spelling of masquerade, pronounced the same]. It’s exciting, it’s fun, and it represents me and all my interests. This project is about music and art, and a free flowing state of mind. As I’ve said before, Im floating down this river of creativity, making music I love, going wherever it takes me."