Being a Father Changes My Perspective of God

I once saw that my son Micah, at age one and a half, was holding something in his hand. I noticed he had started to bring it to his mouth to eat it, but then looked at me and tried to hide it. He and I both knew that it probably wasn’t the type of… Read More »

Acoustic Song: In the Heart of the Sea

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… Read More »

violin sheet music

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

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… Read More »

Happy New Year 2016

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone. I feel great about 2015, and even better about the future. Last year has had it’s ups and downs. I’ve been put through some hard times, but I am coming back stronger. 2015 was also technically my sons first full year of life (he was born… Read More »

In Reminiscence of Distant Worlds: Our Trip to Rochester and Final Fantasy

Some time in September, my wife got us tickets to see an orchestra as my birthday present. That Orchestra happened to be the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. They had a guest conductor named Arnie Roth, and were playing MUSIC FROM THE FINAL FANTASY SERIES.. Composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Those tickets happened to be one of the… Read More »

Christmas Tree 2015

Silent Night 🎄 Aaron and Jessica Rhoades

A few years ago, around Christmas 2013, my wife and I decided to try and record a Christmas song together. We chose “Silent Night” 👼🌟 and I thought that at least this verse turned out pretty swell. We hope you enjoy it 😉 🙂  

Picture of Grandpa

Passing Tides: a Tribute to My Grandfather

My grandpa was a World War II Veteran. He passed away a few years back, and I wrote this song in his memory. He wasn’t a man of many words, but one of the kindest hearts I’ve known. I call this song “Passing Tides”. He liked to take us to the beach at Lake Eerie in Buffalo…

A Demon and a Dream

I had this dream about a week ago. It was one of those interesting dreams which felt like — or may have actually started out as — reality. A smooth shift from “trying to get to sleep” to “dreaming”. Since I found this one particularly interesting, and it lingered on my mind quite vividly, I just thought I would share it.