January 03, 2017Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

Consider this a formal reminder: John Williams is (and has been for half a century!) a total boss when it comes to film scores.

December 10, 2016Filed under micro#coffee#music#sebts#writingMarkdown source

Drinking Guatemala Tactic Santa Sofia by Blue Bottle alongside some eggnog, with the Doctor Who Series 7 soundtrack playing in the background, as I finish up some work on an independent study at SEBTS. Mmmmmm.

November 30, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

For the second day in a row, I’m starting things off with Arvo Pärt. It’s a good way to get goigng at the start of a work day.

November 02, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

I’m listening to the recording of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 by Sir Colin Davis and… wow. This is a fantastic presentation of one of my favorite symphonies.

August 14, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

Discovered I can use the Apple Pencil to input hand-written music notation with PreSonus Notion—wow. Imperfect as it is, it’s still a revelation.

August 14, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

After a few weeks of noodling around with an idea, I nailed down the hook for the processional I’m writing for my sister’s wedding. Love that feeling. Now: to turn it into 2 minutes of music!

June 16, 2016Filed under micro#music#podcastingMarkdown source

Listening to Harry Greyson-Williams’ score for The Martian 🎵 and finishing the New Rustacean e015 script. 🎙

May 18, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

The soundtrack to Stellaris is wonderful. Really, really wonderful.

May 17, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

I have not been as excited about anything in 2016 as the announcement of Steinberg’s new notation software Dorico coming at the end of the year. Budget officially altered.

May 16, 2016Filed under micro#music#writingMarkdown source

500 words and some editing and 75 minutes to go. Put on some Ellie Goulding. Head down. Let’s do this.

May 16, 2016Filed under micro#coffee#music#writingMarkdown source

750 words written today. My brain feels like mush. Time to listen to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And maybe also drink some more coffee.

April 23, 2016Filed under micro#music#podcasting#rust#typographyMarkdown source

I’m totally working a reference to Daniel Spreadbury’s SMuFL work into a discussion of Rust’s Unicode support in New Rustacean e014.

(This has to be the nerdiest thing I’ve ever done. Even in context, this is over the top.)

April 22, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

I’m pretty comfortable calling it at this point: The Gray HavensGhost of a King is the album of the year.

April 16, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

Out of everything from the original The Terminator, I think it’s undeniable that the thing that holds up best is the main theme.

April 16, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

Why isn’t Handoff a thing with iTunes? Seriously. That would be really nice.

April 12, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

Working days like this, I’m incredibly grateful for Explosions in the Sky. And their latest album, The Wilderness, is just delightful.

April 04, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

I accidentally just started playing through my entire iTunes library on random… and it’s wonderful. The joy of having lots of good music.

February 06, 2016Filed under micro#music#sermonsMarkdown source

Writing a sermon on Philippians 2:1–10 and listening to Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – The Complete Recordings. Delightful.

January 12, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

Weeks where I’m in class all day take a toll on me mentally. I just realized one reason why: the absence of music! 🎶

January 04, 2016Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

This is definitely an Arvo Pärt kind of morning as I wrap up my last week of work with this client.

October 20, 2015Filed under micro#music#software developmentMarkdown source

The only thing keeping me sane as I work through the atrocious Win32 Shell APIs today is listening to Pärt’s Lamentate.

October 19, 2015Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

Really enjoying the score to The Martian this morning—nice work by Harry Gregson-Williams.

Two Podcast Themes

Music for Sap.py and New Rustacean

September 30, 2015Filed under art#musicMarkdown source
September 26, 2015Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

A friend recently reminded me of the work of Eric Whitacre, which I loved in college, but had forgotten about since. I’m deeply grateful for that reminder on this rainy day studying in the library.

September 12, 2015Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

I just realized: I have no idea how to listen to music the way “kids these days do”—i.e., as singles. I only ever listen to whole albums.

September 11, 2015Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

Listening to the Noah soundtrack this morning makes me want to get around to actually watching the movie. Good work, Mansell.

September 01, 2015Filed under micro#kate#musicMarkdown source

Observation: it is extremely difficult to compose when you have a(n adorable) one-year-old competing for the piano keys…

August 28, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#musicMarkdown source

Last night as we were coming home from dinner with friends, the CD changer switched from one album to the next and Ellie delightedly said, “What’s this? Pride and Prejudice!” Cuteness overload.

August 27, 2015Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

James Newton Howard’s After Earth score is fairly generic action movie music. But it’s really good generic action movie music.

August 08, 2015Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

Well, hello there, Smetana’s “Má Vlast”—I don’t believe we’ve met before, but you are absolutely delightful.

August 08, 2015Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

This is a Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing Mahler Symphony no. 2 kind of work morning.

August 05, 2015Filed under micro#jaimie#music#podcasting#software developmentMarkdown source

Hooked up my digital piano to Logic Pro X tonight and wrote the theme for a podcast we’re doing together on learning to program. It’s so good!

July 05, 2015Filed under micro#musicMarkdown source

How in the world have I gone all this time and never listened to Krzysztof Penderecki before today? This is outstanding stuff.

Let The Peoples Praise You

A Setting of Psalm 67

March 31, 2014Filed under art#musicMarkdown source