may-days

Well this weekend Tressa is gone camping with the girl guides that she leads at her school. It was some pretty cold weather today so hopefully it warms up tomorrow for them.

I am using this weekend spent alone to get as much writing done as I can. While I am doing that, I'm also going through several hundred recordings that I have made over the last ten years and getting rid of all but I favorites. I figure that I want to start recording songs again. I also have my eyes set on a new recording interface http://tascam.com/product/dp-008/overview/ (I spent $400 on a tascam u-224 about ten years ago so that was a good investment and this one is even cheaper)

Getting antsy for the summer as I need to take some vacation days : )


Late nights

I have put in a string of late work nights which has left me somewhat disoriented. Full on writing on Beginning WebGL for HTML 5 continues while I am working my normal hours during the day.

I finished another chapter this morning (the first draft anyway) and it feels good whenever I put the initial ideas for a chapter through to a cohesive state. It is worth the effort.

For me work and music go hand in hand. A great band that I am only now discovering is Wolf Parade. Here are two songs of theirs that I think are great.

what did my lover say (it always had to go this way)


i'll believe in anything


Working on Book: Beginning WebGL

After contributing an introductory WebGL chapter to the book HTML 5 Games Most Wanted which has some impressive coauthors, I am excited to announce that I am the author for an upcoming full book entitled Beginning WebGL for HTML 5.


Talia Lucy Maureen Danchilla

Congratulations to Lisa, Robert and Piper for having Talia join the family on February 8th. That makes four nieces for me now : ).


Favourite Albums of 2011

In alphabetical order, here are ten albums from 2011 that I enjoyed.

Adele - 21
Adele - 21

Powerful vocals and a soul that sounds older than her actual age.

Key Tracks: rolling in the deep, turning tables, someone like you

Beirut - The Riptide
Beirut - The Riptide

Old European sound.

Key Tracks: a candle's fire, east harlem, goshen

Black Keys - El Camino
Black Keys - El Camino

Catchy blues songs.

Key Tracks: lonely boy, gold on the ceiling, little black submarines, money maker, sister

Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Bon Iver- Bon Iver

Soft melodic

Key Tracks: Calgary, Holocene

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Complex sophomore effort from the Fleet Foxes

Key Tracks: The Shrine/An Argument, Helplessness Blues, The Plains/Bitter Dancer

Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital

Pop rock electronica

Key Tracks: What about us?, Cheap music, Memories of the future

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Talented singer/songwriter

Key Tracks: puppet for the man, runner ups, my baby's arms, smoke ring for my halo, in my time

Peter, Bjorn and John  - Gimme Some
Peter, Bjorn and John - Gimme Some

Catchy pop

Key Tracks: Second Chance, May Seem Macabre, Eyes, (Don't Let Them) Cool Off

radiohead - the king of limbs
Radiohead - the king of limbs

Radiohead more experimental than ever

Key Tracks: codex, lotus flower, bloom

Ryan Adams - Ashes and Fire
Ryan Adams - Ashes and Fire

Soft and sweet new Adams album

Key Tracks: lucky now, ashes & fire, chains of love, dirty rain

Previous Favourite Albums Lists:


Words of Wisdom

In the beginning, there was nothing. And the Lord said 'Let there be light' and there was still nothing, but now you could see it.

Terry Pratchett

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TV On The Radio - Will Do ()

Really good song off of TV on the Radio's new album Nine Types of Light.  I love the lyrics

 

...Your love makes a fool of you
You can't seem to understand
Our heart doesn't play by rules
And love has it's own demands

 

But I'll be there to take care of you
If ever you should decide
But you don't want to waste your life
In the middle of a lovesick lullaby

Anytime will do
My love
Anytime will do...



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TV On The Radio - Will Do

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