Monday, June 30, 2008


Its hot.

Its 70 degrees at 8:30 in the morning. Yesterday it was 92 here, and last night my bedroom did not dip below 85 degrees, ugh. Seattle is in heat-wave, a rare but shocking occurrence that arrives a few times every summer. Since we (collectively as the people of seattle) own no air conditioners, we have to bear it out with fans and crap. And let me tell you- you can fan yourself all you want, but when your apartment is, at 7 in the evening, hovering around 93 degrees, it doesnt really matter. Its been hot since friday, and its going to stay nice and warm all week long.

Don't get me wrong, its gorgeous weather, and i'm really doing well on my farmers tan, but man oh man, it comes as a surprise after the shittiest spring in memory.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Two Little Pieces from 2006

So Sibelius has been an EXCELLENT program for me, and has given me the opportunity to write up in classy fashion some old pieces from 2006. Its amazing to me how much things change in 2 years, i would never write music like this anymore, but these two i've hung on to because i really like them a lot.

This Berceuse written back around 2006 and is one of my favorite pieces i've written. Its extremely simple, but if played correctly, very delicate. This is a midi version of the piece, which i have from the Sibelius, and it aint playing it with any delicacy, but thats ok, you get the idea.

Midi Version:

Another super easy little piece (one of those few that i really enjoyed both writing and playing) is this untitled piece, written a little earlier. Any ideas for a nice little title for it? I'd name it after you if it sounds right... Personally, though i like the piece, its too retro for me, sounds too much like Ravel- but thats ok, I tried. And at least its pretty. Anyway, it is also pretty delicate and simple, and all the same i have a crude midi version here to go along with the sheet music

Anyway, like i said. I wouldnt write music like sounds like this now adays, not because of some change in attitude, but because i know how now. But I'll have to prove that another day.
"I am never sea sick- only sea drunk..... (toasting) To good health!"

-igor stravinsky.