Music Archives

  1. Vienna Teng – Landsailor

    Perhaps my favorite track from her excellent Aims album. I prefer the more produced sound of this performance to this more stripped down version. The additional instrumentation works better for me on this song (I think it’s the percussion).

  2. Office Headphones

    I’ve been meaning to get some headphones to keep at the office for a while. About a month ago I started doing some research, inspired by Amazon’s Black Friday deals and watching Jason Fried’s TEDx talk about interruptions. Here is what I’ve gleaned so far. There are three basic kinds of headphone designs that are…

  3. Rated

    I just finished rating the last of my unrated songs in iTunes. I’d done this back in 2005, but since then another 1000 or so songs made their way into my library1. Those are now rated as well – I guess it’s time to rip some more of my CDs. I blame Geof Morris for…

  4. Them Strings Hurt

    My cousin Ryan is crashing with us tonight on his way back to grad school in Ohio. Much like last time, we had a great time staying up too late diddling around on a couple of guitars. Also much like last time, I discovered I have zero calluses on my fretting hand these days. I…

  5. Kudos to NBC

    It took them a little while, but NBC has indeed put up a clean MP3 of the fantastic jazz rendition of O Holy Night that aired on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip last monday night. While it was frustrating not being able to find it right away, I’m thrilled that they have made it…

  6. Let Down

    Update: NBC has now made this song available for download. Here is a direct link. The jazz version of O Holy Night at the end of tonight’s episode of Studio 60 knocked my socks off. When the voiceover said to go to nbc.com for more on tonight’s music, I was very hopeful. I thought, “perhaps…

  7. Vienna Teng at the Walnut Room

    As planned, I went to Vienna Teng‘s concert at the Walnut Room1 this evening. I’ve seen Vienna perform a few times in smaller venues, but not since I’d moved to Denver from the Bay Area in 2004. As you would expect, her performance skills have matured quite a bit after spending the last few years…

  8. Jayron Weaver

    I bought Jayron Weaver’s CD a few weeks ago (as I previously planned) – I think it’s pretty good. If you liked him on Nashville Star, it’s definitely worth getting. Besides, it’s always good to support someone just starting out. I think he’ll have more success sticking with the ballads that really showcase his voice…

  9. Workout Music

    For the last three weeks1, I’ve been working out 4 days a week2 (brief pause while I give myself a self-congratulatory pat on the back). I’m back to playing volleyball three times a week and my shoulder was starting to get sore from the combination of too much activity and me getting soft. The solution,…