New Year's Eve is here once again, and I have just enough down time today to reflect on this past year. Free time is a bit of a rarity for me recently! A lot of positive things have come to fruition this year. "Dreamcatcher" was released in July (you can hear it here, or purchase … Continue reading Rolling Into 2018
I admit, I've been neglecting my blog. It's been an incredibly busy year, and I haven't had a lot of time to reflect. But it's New Year's Day, and I'm fighting the start of a cold, so it seems the perfect opportunity to take it easy and catch up on a few things. Including the … Continue reading And the Calendar Takes Another Turn
Quiet time. Time to think, reflect - and blog. That's something that's been missing for a while. Things at the radio station are going very well. Just like any new endeavor, it's taken a bit of time to settle into a routine. Not to mention, as I get more comfortable (and folks around the office … Continue reading A Quiet Saturday Afternoon
Wow! That year just flew by! I can't believe I'm sitting here, minutes before midnight, looking back on the whirlwind that was 2015. I must confess that most of my previous "whirlwind years" have been primarily due to hardships - illness, financial struggles, and so on. But this past year has been verrrrry different! This … Continue reading 2016 Already?!?
. . . is like dancing about architecture. (Martin Mull) This quote has been rattling around in my mind quite frequently as of late. You see, amidst all the activity that is composition, and all the activity that surrounds that work (classroom visits, site maintenance, recording and mixing, etc., etc., etc.,) comes the search for … Continue reading Writing About Music . . .
I've often thought of pitching a reality show that follows a composer around in their day-to-day activities. I mean a real reality show, with the person in the career they had long before the reality show started. Something you know they'll still be doing long after it ends. Then I realize what the show would … Continue reading My New Reality Show
Have you heard the one about the efficiency expert who went to a performance of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony?* Funny? Sure. But nowadays, it's not too far off the mark, I fear. I read an article a few years ago (and for the life of me, I can't remember where, or by whom, and I haven't … Continue reading Embracing Human Limitations