Archive for the ‘music’ Category


epic viking swordfather stew + qix progress

February 9, 2009

So, I got back from Ian’s earlier today, and let me tell you.  Best time I’ve had in quite a long while.  We lit a fire in the backyard as evidenced in this terrible cellphone picture:



From left to right: Travis or Chris (can’t tell from this shitty picture), Cat, Caroline, and Ian.  Then, we made some kickass Viking stew for our kickass Viking selves, and we were filled with the passion of the swordfathers to once again pillage and burn!  But instead we just fell asleep in front of “Aliens”.

Also, as it turns out, Ian is quite a fine musician.  He offered to maybe jam with me sometime!  How cool is that?

But, hey!  Progress on Qix!  I will show you once I have the filled area tesselator working.  The movement and drawing and topology works perfectly, and all that remains is scoring and badguys.  Trucking RIGHT ALONG BITCHES!  🙂


epic tabbing + floculate

September 22, 2008

I’m still trying to get arcball rotation to work, but in the meantime, I’ve finished my guitar tableture for this peice I’ve been working on.  I still don’t know how to embed the sheet on wordpress though.  Sigh.


new piece

September 20, 2008

I’m working on a new guitar piece and I’m about halfway done tabbing the beginning, but I’m not at all sure how to post tabs on here.  I’ll see if my digital tabbing stuff has an export to PDF.


Opeth wins, still having sphere trouble

September 17, 2008

Opeth‘s newest album is Watershed, and I just got the opportunity to listen to it.  This thing is incredible, definitely Opeth‘s most ambitious and heavy album yet.  It has a lot more stuff in it that seems to be in metal’s more extreme sub-genres, and yet touches on music which is even more beautiful than any purely acoustic or otherwise soft things they’ve done.  There are parts that even reflect elements of jazz and psychedelic rock.  This album is pure poetry.  I highly recommend it.

And back in apple dancer land, the insane asylum where my happy goat lives, I’m still having trouble with the whole great circles sphere tessellation thing.  I refuse to fall back on lattitude and longitude circles because I’m an efficiency whore.  I’ll get this thing.


Bloc Party

September 10, 2008

Quick post before I mow the lawn.  If you don’t listen to Bloc Party, you should.  They’re really good.  You know, not in a technical way, but in a creative and unique way.  They just kind of know what will sound good.  I reccomend listening to the songs Banquet and Like Eating Glass.  Also, check out The Decemberists.  I don’t care what you think, accordions win.  The only reason everyone hates ’em is because of polka.  I might post later today about Floculation if I get the chance and have any cheesy prototype stuff done.