Sketchbook

Sketchbook is a collection of ideas and other things I create but don't know what to do with. They may live here forever or grow into projects of their own.

The Paper Pusher

"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something." - Kurt Vonnegut Different on every refresh at https://the-paper-pusher.netlify.app/

Waltz

Time of My Life - Martin Mull

A beautiful song from the film A Futile and Stupid Gesture about the life of National Lampoon co-creator Doug Kenney

Say Yes - Elliot Smith

Recorded this one on October 17, 2016. It was a work in progress...I guess it still is.

I'll See You In My Dreams - Isham Jones and Gus Kahn

This was recorded on October 3rd, 2016.

Broken Mind (rough draft)

Written in 2009. The last time I shared an original song publicly was in 2007. I wrote this song a couple years later sort of asking myself why I stopped sharing. It's 2020, I've written countless songs and still haven't shared any of them. Lyrics: I kept my words closed in a drawer For too many years I can't count any more I'm just afraid to be left alone With this broken mind, this motionless life I know I probably won't ever change This broken mind, this motionless life I let my fears come inside They took my heart, left me to die I'm just afraid to be left alone With this broken mind, this motionless life I know I probably won't ever change This broken mind, this motionless life I made an oath, I swore to my lord Not gunna live so closed anymore

Little Piece #1

A little piece of music.

Hanging Dry (rough draft)

A song I wrote back in 2016. Lyrics: I would wait for years and years though you might leave me hanging dry But I just don't know what I'd do without you by my side You by my side, you by my side I would wish the days away when I couldn't look you in the eyes and tell you I'm lost when I don't have you in my life you in my life, you in my life (life) seems oh so real when I'm with you the moment so real, the moment surreal (some sort of solo instrumental thing) I did wait for years and years and you sure left me hanging dry And I just don't know what love is if it is not just a lie love's just a lie, love's just a lie

Music for Squares

MIDI animated with JavaScript Music by me, please don't steal it. Thanks.

Pictures with Music: Beer and Code

Music for a Competition

This was my submission for a composition competition to win a computer. The rules: Write a piece of music around 2 minutes using any mode. The composition must use the vocal samples recorded by Paul Thomson. I didn't win.

Saudade for Steve

A piece of music for someone I lost

Piano - C - Major (flat 6)

Sketch Book: Sketch#2 Guitar G-Major