Basically, the Republican strategy for the past three years has been this: 1....– Kevin Drum (via wilwheaton)
The world premiere of Mountain City, performed by...
University of Utah Clarinet Quartet Bio
I’ve been doing more writing lately, even if it’s for academic reasons, so I figured, why not post it somewhere at least a few people will see it. This is a bio I wrote for the University of Utah Clarinet Quartet for our live broadcast this July at KBYU radio in Provo, UT, and for our performance at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest this August in Lincoln,...
Mountain City - Program Notes
I recently finished (in March 2012) a 10-minute work for wind ensemble entitled Mountain City. It is being premiered April 12, 2012, at 7:30 PM at Libby Gardner Concert Hall in David Gardner Hall at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. (all that’s for posterity or whatever) What follows are the program notes I’ve written. What will be printed in the program is a shorter...
Occupy Musicians →
I’m now listed on the Occupy Musicians page in support of the Occupy movement. You can be too!
"Never Forget" (edited)
Never forget the three thousand men, women and children who died ten years ago; those in the World Trade Center towers and on AA Flight 11 and UA Flight 175; those in the Pentagon and on board AA Flight 77; the brave passengers of UA Flight 93 who diverted the attack intended for Washington, D.C., giving their own lives for others; and the sacrifices the first responders and our troops have...
We (my parents and I) just returned (well, on Sunday) from a family reunion in Laramie, Wyoming. Both my parents were born and raised there, and a fair amount of both of their families still live there or in Cheyenne, which is about 40 minutes away and the capital. One thing I felt was kind of missing growing up was an extended family. All of my LDS friends had huuuuuuge families all in very...
Plans (Not the Death Cab Album, Hipsters)
I don’t like to treat Tumblr like Twitter, even though I have a funny thought every now and then that takes longer to explain than the room I am given on Twitter. So you won’t see a lot of one-shot jokes here or whatever. However, I do want to post here more often. I’ve been really busy with summer semester, but that all ends tomorrow so you can expect a little bit more...
I have this weird way of doing take-home tests. It goes like this: I don’t do them for a very long time What? That’s it. Really. Hey um, have you heard of this thing called Homestuck? Because it is a “webcomic” that is not really a webcomic, because it incorporates Flash videos, segments that are playable, and music made by people other than the main creator, Andrew...
Musical Terrorism: A Musician's Mind
I go through periods of my life when I kind of get away from music, but this is the first time it’s been this long. For the last few weeks, I haven’t really had the desire to listen to much music. It’s only come back to me in the past couple of days, and then only in fits and starts; a Sufjan record here, a couple songs by Radiohead there. When I’m doing homework,...
Good Mood Comics!
nedroidcomics: The weather outside today was absolutely beautiful and I am in a great mood. So I drew some new bonus comics!
I’m not sure if this is really wise, but...
Since then, Arizona has completely eliminated the whole concept of requiring a...– Ugh. A Right to Bear Glocks? - NYTimes.com (via ericasavestheday) Um, wow.
So I got a Tumblr
So I got a Tumblr, who cares. But this is where I’ll post thoughts that require more rumination and more space than a Facebook status or a tweet. Thoughts of lofty things, and empty dreams, and everything in between. In a word, nothing. In another word, everything.