Joined the Arts Alive! Board!

I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the board of the formidable, cool, and formidably cool local arts service organization, Arts Alive!! (This sentence has two exclamation points because one belongs to the organization’s name, and one belongs to my enthusiasm for the organization.) I’ll be serving at least through 2022. Arts Alive! is … Read more

Alison's Yamaha U3

The piano in its natural environment

New-to-me Yamaha U3 is in FULL EFFECT! Funny, it looks like it’s been there all its life. I’m absolutely thrilled with it so far. My main complaint: it sounds like it should play like a grand, and of course, it doesn’t. That said, I’m SO enjoying the feel of it, esp. for songwriting and classical … Read more

Love o’ jesus

When you spend all day learning and perfecting a JavaScript charts library, only to realize at 3:00pm that a table is actually the best solution.  

First Nine is One Demo

Just a quick teaser demo of a new song that’s coming from Greg’s and my new collaboration, Nine is One. Much more work to do here, but we’re really psyched about the sound that’s growing!

Definition of colloquy in the OED

colloquy – for when you need to elevate your conversations

from col– together + –loquium speaking, from loqui to speak A talking together; a conversation, dialogue. Also, a written dialogue. A meeting for conference. Church blah blah. All the modern dictionaries mention that it’s specific to elevated speech/conversation. Interesting that “colloquial” is used to mean common speech.