A Snarky New Year: Our Trip to NYC On New Years Eve

Michael League, Photo by Stella K

My wife Jessica surprised me with tickets to see Snarky Puppy (only my favorite modern instrumental jazz-fusion band) at Irving Plaza in NYC. I was thrilled! And then on top of that she told me the date was on New Years Eve!! What?! We haven’t really done anything big for New Years, at least not… Continue reading A Snarky New Year: Our Trip to NYC On New Years Eve

A New Daily Grind

In order to get up and moving with my songwriting and general productivity, I’m realizing that I have to cut down on some of my less productive activities. I also need to, at least occasionally, force myself to do things that I don’t want to do (especially regarding time constraints). For example: a few weeks… Continue reading A New Daily Grind

Becoming an Artist of Some Sort — (a few sketches, pencil drawing and whatnot)

After my hand injury, I’ve been pretty grateful for just having hands in general. I’ve been trying to use it as much as I can, to get my agility and control back as much as possible. Along with learning and practicing the violin, I have started drawing pictures. Well, I don’t know. This is just… Continue reading Becoming an Artist of Some Sort — (a few sketches, pencil drawing and whatnot)

The Beginning of Summer 2016

I tend to think of life as happening in seasons. Currently, I suppose I am regenerating my musician skills. I’ve had a hand injury severely limiting my motion since last September, but it’s effecting me less and less. And now as I move forward I’m sort of rethinking everything I do musically. I’ve been honored… Continue reading The Beginning of Summer 2016

Acoustic Song: In the Heart of the Sea

Josh Gagnon, strumming on the acoustic.

In the Heart Of the Sea   Here’s an acoustic song that I recorded and co-wrote with a friend named Josh Gagnon. I love recording acoustic guitar, because it always has such a natural and human character to it (even after processing). We also were able to get this song in minimal takes. I believe… Continue reading Acoustic Song: In the Heart of the Sea

I’ve Been Playing the Violin for About 6 Weeks Now

Technically, only one of those scores contains violin music. But it made for a neat picture, right?

I’ve always loved bowed string instruments, violin in particular. From The Lord of the Rings’ score, to video game music, to many varieties of Classical music — strings have always inspired me. I’ve always wanted to learn, but thought it might be getting my hands a bit full. For whatever reason, now feels like a good time… Continue reading I’ve Been Playing the Violin for About 6 Weeks Now