Iris (Electronic Arrangement)

Two days ago, I shared my seven-year-old Iris arrangement. As a bonus track, here’s what happens when you spend the night messing around with GarageBand’s seemingly endless synthesizer settings.

Iris (Instrumental Arrangement)

Sure, I work for Automattic now, but when I was in college, I actually wanted to be a music teacher. While pursuing my degree in music education at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, I took an instrumental arranging course and one of my assignments was to arrange a pop song for an entirely instrumental group. […]

New Theme: Superhero

I have been meaning to find a new change of clothes for this blog, which is good, since I instantly fell in love with Superhero by Oscar Winner Theme Wrangler Michael Cain. There are a few things that I don’t like about the stock theme, but I love a theme that encourages me to alter […]

Non-Distracting Distractions

I have been working on a presentation of sorts regarding distractions as an essential part of a daily workflow, and it occurred to me that I might as well just share it with everyone, so please enjoy my ramblings. I’m not what people would call a “show off” in my job as a Happiness Engineer […]

Please Support my Wife’s Composition

My wife, Sarah, has recently received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have one of her original compositions featured on an album released by a semi-major record label. Of course, with the way things work these days, this won’t be free and we need your help. If you support original music, or just want to say thanks […]

The State vs. Thomas Light

So, last night I was doing research into bands that perform in character and stumbled across The Protomen. Long story short, I found my new favorite group. To quote lead vocalist Panther, “At the time, we noticed a void in rock and roll. A hole that could only really be filled with grown men and […]

The Thing: The Musical

This latest masterpiece from Jon and Al KaplanĀ combines two of my favorite things, Swing and The Thing.Ā From the same geniuses who brought you Conan: The Musical and Predator: The Musical, here’s The Thing: The Musical.