Why Did I Do This To Myself?

Years ago I went to see Randy Newman, who was the guest artist at a concert with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.  He chatted with the audience from the stage, and talked about some of the challenges of film scoring.  He recalled a time when he was asked to write an additional 2 or 3 minutes … Continue reading Why Did I Do This To Myself?

It’s About Time

It's about time I put up a new post. It's also about spending time, about making time, and about time passing. Every week, I found myself thinking, "I need to post something - I'll get to it soon." Before I knew it, "soon" was long gone. Though I will say that I've spent a lot … Continue reading It’s About Time

Rolling Into 2018

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

And the Calendar Takes Another Turn

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

The Evolution of a Website

Today is an exciting day.  Today marks the launch of the completely redesigned Pet Dragon Music website.  This update has been a lot of fun, because, for the first time, I worked with a designer.  All I needed to do was tell her what I wanted, and then it was up to Lisa Wright (of … Continue reading The Evolution of a Website

Thirteen in ’13

I've committed myself to a big project. I don't have funding, I don't have a commission, I'm not even sure how it will ultimately manifest itself. But this is something that's been rattling around in my head for quite some time, and I realize I need to either fish or cut bait. So I'm fishing. … Continue reading Thirteen in ’13

Another Premiere! And the title is . . .

Something is happening tomorrow that hasn't happened to me before.  The West Genesee Middle School Band is premiering a new piece, one that I've been working on with them throughout the school year. If you check out some of my older posts (here and here) you'll get some idea of the fun we've had so … Continue reading Another Premiere! And the title is . . .