Hi. Welcome to my website!  Honestly, I don’t do much here.  It’s a place that I had hoped to use to stay focused by organizing my thoughts, schedule, and goals. I’m not sure it’s done that… but there’s still time.

I started the website on an outdated notion, spurring from the dot com boom, that we had to protect our names. So here I am to defame myself! 😂

It’s my hopes that I will use the website to talk about things that are interesting to me, music, coding, Japan, and yes, benzo dependency, all sprinkled and decorated with random thoughts that don’t fit into any of those categories.

If you’d like to know a bit more about me from a time that I had few accomplishments, but wanted to make myself look good, here is an extended bio that I did not write.

 

Saving Money With Digit

Saving Money With Digit

I first heard about Digit, through a technology news article that I had read.  It was announced as the latest and greatest app that would help you save money. I love "latest and greatest apps" and I need help saving money, so I jumped to their website to check it out...

Pass Cookie Through Gravity Form Hidden Field

Pass Cookie Through Gravity Form Hidden Field

Alright... aside from music, I like to program a bit.  Although for the most part, I have walked away from IT related work. This is a super short project that I've noticed a lot of people have been trying to figure out how to do. I've seen a lot of difficult...

How To Develop Perfect Pitch Part II

How To Develop Perfect Pitch Part II

Wow!  I confess it has been longer than a week or two.  Opening up my ear has been a real struggle.  If you haven't read Part I yet, you might want to start here. Hearing the distinct sound in a note takes a lot of practice.  But that is what I have been working on...

How To Develop Perfect Pitch

How To Develop Perfect Pitch

This is going to be the first of a series of blog posts that I write. If you are reading this, you probably share my curiosity, or perhaps even my obsession on developing an ear that is so receptive that it can pick out the notes from a squeaky door. Why would you...

What Makes A Great Cover Song

What Makes A Great Cover Song

I play a lot of great cover songs, but they do not always translate into a great cover song performance. Among my duo and trio band, I also play as a dueling pianist. Quite often we rush through music to ensure that everyone's request is played, and even though that...

How To Pack A Club

How To Pack A Club

Let me begin by saying that I am not a self-proclaimed expert at what steps are needed to pack a club. However, I have found my own method of success. I'm sure there are many other things that can be done. Without a doubt, the most important thing to do is to simply...

When I’m Not Working As A Brain Surgeon…

When I’m Not Working As A Brain Surgeon…

I think the general perception of musicians is that we are lazy and poor, but entertaining. I can't speak for everyone, but I can say that the musicians I work with are incredibly hard workers. Music is not their only job, but it certainly could be. Believe it or not,...

Musical Influences And Favorites

Musical Influences And Favorites

This is a fun topic for me. Not just because I love talking about music, but because it is much easier to talk about the music of someone else, than it is my own. Aside from that, I'm going to share some great tracks of songs that I have covered, and hope you will...

Beyonce Takes 2nd Place to GaGa in Camel Toe Award

Beyonce Takes 2nd Place to GaGa in Camel Toe Award

Is it wrong to point out how much skin is showing?  Is it demeaning?  Is it sexist?  One thing I know for sure is that it is not about lip-sync. Whoa... No pun intended. Seriously, I know that we have all had enough news about the lip-sync "scandal" at the President's...

Timberlake’s Comeback Has Odd Timing

Timberlake’s Comeback Has Odd Timing

It's been a while, J.T.. With 4 years since performing in concert, and 6 years since his last album, you may have wondered if Justin was aiming towards early retirement or had planned to leave the rest of his career to film and TV.  Just what is the...

Guaranteed To Leave The Casino With Money

Guaranteed To Leave The Casino With Money

I have a few casino shows coming up. I'll be honest, I used to LOVE blackjack. I still do - I just don't play anymore. But when I did, I was pretty fanatic about it. I drilled into the game to find a system that turned the odds around. The fact is, if you just play by...

Chris Brown Signs Modeling Contract

Chris Brown Signs Modeling Contract

Controversial R&B star Chris Brown is about to start a second career as a fashion model. The singer has just signed a contract with Wilhelmina International, the famed modeling home of various supermodels and stars like Natasha Bedingfield and Rebecca...

Trent Reznor Hints at NIN Return, Records With QOTSA

Trent Reznor Hints at NIN Return, Records With QOTSA

Nine Inch Nails and How To Destroy Angels mastermind Trent Reznor took to social news website Reddit today to answer questions from fans. The semi-reclusive frontman hinted at several notable projects in the works, including a remastered version of The Fragile and a...

Jeff Mangum Announces 2013 Tour Dates

Jeff Mangum Announces 2013 Tour Dates

Formerly reclusive singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum has just announced details of a pretty extensive  U.S. tour. Major cities have been mostly left out of the equation this time in favor of places like Lawrence, Kansas.  Oddly, the Neutral Milk Hotel...