Being Better

I recently resigned from my “day job” as Program Coordinator for the WWU Music Department. I’m now spending all my time trying to be a one-person music/sound-making business. This is scary as hell, and I don’t know if it will be successful, but...

Make It Smaller (+ make space)

I’ve been in a rather massive creative rut since roughly the start of this year (though I think the problem’s roots go back further than that). I don’t know how useful it is to try to find the reason behind it; at a certain point it stops mattering,...
On Synthwave

On Synthwave

Lately I’ve been listening to ungodly amounts of synthwave. It’s not something I expected to get really, really into, but now that I’m here in the midst of this obsession, I can start to trace where this all came from and why I’m digging it so...

Don’t Wait for Inspiration

A series of reminders for myself that you may find helpful: Don’t wait for inspiration to get to work. Remember what Dr. Briggs always said: “[Creative work] is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” Don’t wait for the perfect timing....

Open-Source Music

I am an abashed (no pun intended) fiddler—and I don’t mean I play violin. Recently I’ve been tipping my toes into the water of open-source development for fun, learning basics of git, CLIs, SQL, Emacs Lisp, various bits and pieces of various programming...