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December 2, 2005

RedLine for Wind Ensemle PREMIERE!

RedLine for Wind Ensemble was premiered last evening, December 1st, 2005, by the Rowan State University Wind Ensemble under the direction of John Pastin! I’ll post more about it soon, including their big performance of it at the CBDNA Eastern Div. Conference in March, and several other possible performances coming up in the Spring!

November 25, 2005

Thanksgiving Skeet

Thanksgiving was a day of learning: my mother and brother and I visited relatives down in Murfreesboro, AR, where my father grew up. This is waaaay out there on a farm in the backwoods of Arkansas. I learned how to mix feed for the cattle (2:1 ratio of corn meal to hay), checked out the… continued

November 13, 2005

Ron Bryant, 1942-2005

(I’d been undecided as to whether to do this. I’m a rather private person, and I don’t tend to post about my personal life here. This is too fundamentally important to go unmarked.)“Press on: Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessul men with… continued

November 7, 2005

Bowling Green, OH Festival

A week overdue, but at long last (and I know you’ve all* awaited this moment, barely able to function in the interim), here’s the skinny on my trip to the Bowling Green New Music and Art Festival.* All = the 2 or 3 people patient enough to check this blog even though it changes at… continued

October 3, 2005

10 Years!

October 2005 marks 10 years since I first put up a website. It wasn’t back then, it was my student webspace on the UNT webserver, of course, but I’m still going to count it.Back then, there were no mp3s, and I posted low-quality, mono, 8-bit, 15-second clips of Loose Id for Brass Quintet and… continued

July 5, 2005


Spent the weekend painting the core of the house. Almost finished. We’re going with “Mexican Feather Grass” for the living and dining rooms, which you’ll see below. It’s a muted “Pottery Barn” green – very classy. The molding and trim is all some sort of slightly eggshell off-white. Granary white or something. It works. House… continued

June 2, 2005

Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Today, my father, brother, and I drove down to Murfreesboro, Arkansas (where my dad grew up, and home to the only diamond mine in North America) to take some pictures and see some relatives. We had lunch at the “Squat and Gobble” BBQ restaurant. I ordered ribs, not realizing just how freaking BIG they would… continued