I love music.

I write about the music I like and have purchased for the benefit of better understanding it and sharing my preferences with others.

Did you know?

Previously in my life, I'd spend a lot of time pounding away at a piano for fun and entertainment. Between 1992-1994, I produced the most profound works for keyboard, and thereafter, I've "lost" that ability. I failed to play everyday. I was inspired by two things; this past year at work we showed a video entitled Did you know? and it's also known by the title Shift Happens. It had a rather good soundtrack that made the video of text and graphics affective. That reminded me of yet another video that had a piano soundtrack, entitled Paying Attention (link). Neat videos, also affective music. Then that reminded me of several of Philip Glass' pieces for piano, of which I learned a few back when, and have on CD. In getting a new piano, I was only able to play what I already used to know... and wanted to try something fresh. What I came up with was this... and I've called it... Did You Know? - stolen title from the video. It's simple, and I don't think its necessarily "finished" or "polished," but I'll take any suggestions towards improvement. Did You Know? version 1.0 (MP3, 6.2 MB) For those interested, it was recorded digitally in GarageBand using the PianoTeq engine, with a modified preset "C1 Deep" with Apple's Matrix Reverb.

Days with My Father

Bach: *Concerts avec plusieurs instruments I*