Month: July 2011
Hey everyone. It has taken a couple of days to decompress from San Diego. Thanks for being tolerant of the Comic-con tweets all weekend long. It was great to see that webcomics had a very good showing. There was a whole section dedicated to web-based comics and their creators. From the time I spent on … Read more
Being a musician is funny sometimes. You are placed in this group of people that has so many connections that it can feel like a second family. Former band directors have students who go on to become band directors themselves. Sometimes you’ll meet people who studied with the same professors or played under the same … Read more
Why does it have to be so hot in the summer? Really, once you get past three digit temperatures, it just gets silly. The blazing heat outside reminded me of one of my favorite sci-fi novels – Frank Herbert’s “Dune”. A great read, and a great way to spend some time INSIDE where the sandworms … Read more
For the uninitiated, chiptune music is basically the 8-bit music from your childhood Nintendo Entertainment System. There is even a festival that showcases prominent chiptune composers and performers. Anamanaguchi and Nullsleep are a couple of the more popular chiptune groups out there. For some reason, as chiptune music became more and more popular, it started … Read more
In one week, I will be on my way to San Diego for the 2011 International Comic Convention. This will be my first time to go, and I’m really excited about it. It will be fun to see the big presentations from Sony and Fox, but there are also the smaller independent publishers who will … Read more
A friend of mine showed me this the other day, and I want to share it with you. It is called the International Music Score Library Project. It is a collection of music that is in the public domain (no longer under copyright). The IMSLP allows you to see the scores and parts to music … Read more
Two egos enter, one ego leaves. I guess for musicians, it’s probably more like the-I-don’t-like-confrontations-dome.