The Great “Offended” Debate 2

The Great
The notion of “being offended” is something that is talked a lot about these days. There seems to be a large group of people who are always getting offended by things and then conversely an equally large group of people who say the first group needs to just chill out. Often to humorous effect, the ...

Vampire Weekend – Taxi Cab

  My cover of Vampire Week – Taxi Cab. Been working on this one a looong time. This is the first time I’ve tried singing with my playing in a video, so hopefully my vocals are serviceable. You can download sheet music for my arrangement here.

How To Listen To Someone, Really 3

I once read that people with my Myers–Briggs personality type (INTJ, though sometimes I register as an E) always think that they’re right. They forgot to mention that there is one of us who actually is: me. (Just kidding) But this fact about my personality type has always sort of haunted me, mainly because I ...

An Untitled Movie Theme

I came up with this really sentimental-sounding theme that seems like it could be used as a movie theme. I didn’t really want to take the time to fully compose it (read: lazy), so I just improv’d around the basic idea I was going for.

Being grateful without being in denial 5

The Problem In the past year I’ve seen multiple articles posted on social media about the importance of having gratitude if you want to be happy. Most self-help books would probably say the exact same thing; after all, it really seems obvious that gratitude is important for happiness. At the same time, for me and ...

Why I Believe

I wrote a while back on my experiences with doubt. After getting some feedback from that post, I figure it’s best that I quickly summarize where I am now in my beliefs. The funny thing looking back on the matter is that I was probably deepest in doubt before I really started to investigate the relevant issues. ...

The Darkness of Doubt 7

Doubt sucks. It might be necessary, it might even be good, but at its worst it has also been probably the most painful thing I’ve experienced in my life so far. Unfortunately, I think it’s something unavoidable for me, since I do care a great deal about making sure that what I believe in is, ...

Original Piece #1 5

  I’ve written about 5 complete piano solos in total, and I’m trying to notate and/or record each one. Here is the first one, written around the age of 12, with some small changes over the years. I had recently learned Für Elise by Beethoven when I wrote it, which inspired this piece to some ...

A tribute to one of my favorite movies 4

Starálfur – Sigur Rós 1

One of my all-time favorite Sigur Rós songs. I decided to make my own piano arrangement of it.     You can download sheet music for my arrangement here.