Apr 24, 2014
A Short Story About a Piano
Due to the unexpected relocation of my wife’s parents from a house they’ve lived in for more than 38 years, a piano’s fate left hanging in the balance.
Mar 19, 2014
The Cost of Inspiration
Inspiration (the spark of creativity) is a well.
That well can be in one of many conditions. At its best, it’s filled with a welcome overflow of water that drowns you until your mind is crying out to fill a usable container with its bounty. At its worst, it’s a barren drought that you scrape the sides of, trying to extract anything meaningful or significant.
Mar 10, 2014
I'm not a game developer, but I like to think I could be one in some way, so a few weeks ago I attended an IGDA meetup in San Diego. It was the first official one in many months (efforts have been in effect to get the local chapter humming again). A nearby "barcade" -- think small bar plus old coin-op games surrounding the tiny space -- hosted and it was a blast.
Jan 2, 2014
coding, composer-quest, composition, gaming, ludum-dare, music, objective-c, os-x, podcast, vacation, wrapup, xcode
It’s been nearly a month since my last post and some stuff has happened. The following text elaborates.
Dec 2, 2013
Oculus Rift! I got to try one! It pays to know people who know people who buy things like this.
Oct 26, 2013
The Soundtrack of My Life Right Now
- Monomer – Quite Operational
- Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
- Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
- Super Guitar Bros.
Oct 23, 2013
Pure Yellow Finale
This post was a long time coming. Time to officially put PYC, in an Internet way, to bed.
Oct 16, 2013
New Release: Gamey Stew
announcement, cover, gamey-stew, guitar, instrumental-guitar, music-composition, music-performance, new-release, remix, video-games
Even at 32, I’m still enamored by old video game music. However, I’m not obsessed with keeping them the way they are and can get behind reimagining them using new ideas and technology. We’re not restrained by 8 bits or limited space on a cartridge anymore.
Thus, I introduce Gamey Stew, a new collection of game remixes and covers.
Oct 7, 2013
Stripped Down Sound
I love technology. I especially love music technology. I harness the crazy awesome power of Logic for most of my musical creations, replete with samples and plugins and effects from all over the place. I’ve made my fair share of stuff in less grandiose, yet no less important, products like Nanostudio, too. In addition, my iPhone and iPad are both full of fun little audio toys like Musyc, Figure, Traktor DJ, and Bebot. Regardless of the technology, much joy can be extracted from the myriad ways that computers can help facilitate making sound.
However, sometimes it’s enough to just pick up an old classical guitar that’s missing multiple strings and simply…play.
Oct 2, 2013
New York, I Say, New York
I can now say I’ve totally been to the state of New York, as well as its eponymous island city (and Queens for a bit, too). All of the media I’ve ever seen about New York feels largely validated, although I never got above 60th Street, so the Upper Sides, Harlem, and The Bronx are still mysteries to me.