creativity

Moving to iOS: an experiment in creative restraint

April 10, 2016 Uncategorized

On Monday I’m receiving a company laptop. I have mixed feelings about this – it inevitably and subliminally will have me working more on trains and on weekends, but I’ll be able to do so much faster than I currently do via Microsoft Remote Desktop. Why do I bring this up? I bring this up because I have a beautiful, expensive Retina MacBook Pro that I’ve been using for the bulk of all my work for almost 3 years. It’sRead More

A small set of apps to keep me creative

March 17, 2016 Uncategorized

There’s something I keep having to remind myself: no matter how little time I have to put into art, I’m still an artist. Still an artist, still making art. Music’s my medium of choice. Finding time to work on it is hard though, between wedding planning, an increasingly-demanding day job, other side projects – when can I play or write some music, dammit? Short, obvious answer: block my time like nobody’s business. That at least gets me time dedicated toRead More

It’s not obsessive-compulsive

October 11, 2015 Featured, Uncategorized

Every day when I get home from work, I walk in the door, kiss my girlfriend Alicia and start organizing things. If it’s Monday, I take the trash and recycling out to the street and line up all our bins neatly in a row. Otherwise I put my keys on the hook, my wallet & sunglasses in a tray next to said hook, pick up the small pile of bags, jackets and/or shoes that Alicia leaves by the door andRead More

December 8, 2014 Uncategorized

At what point did humans say “I am born with the right to free music”? I am deeply saddened by the notion that price of your Chipotle burrito is worth more than the blood sweat and tears musicians across the world have poured into creating everlasting art, that brings passion to this earth far beyond any burrito. my good friend Frank from the band Earthside, valuing the music he and his peers create.

No Fixed Address (Nickelback album) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

November 2, 2014 Uncategorized

No Fixed Address (Nickelback album) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Is Nickelback seriously still making music? Is it even worth calling this music? Is this just a joke? The juxtaposition of the epic solar eclipse album cover with the title, which apparently was inspired by “the fact that the album was recorded in many different places, and they never settled in a single spot”, must be a joke in itself. There’s a track with Flo Rida. That also must notRead More