Why I make music

one of the main things we did for fun when i was a teenager was going to see live music. usually it was small, local bands that we could see for cheap—$5, $7, $10. occasionally a higher-profile band would come to town and we’d shell out $20 to see them.

these shows are what made me want to make music. at the best of them, a human kind of magic happened. it was a physical sort of emotion that was vulnerable […]

Get Ying-sun’s The Eye of the World [remix]!


I (re)WROTE A NOVEL! (sort of.)

you know how sometimes you read a book or see a movie and think, “this could be really good, but it keeps getting in its own way. it has some really cool elements, but some of it is just really dumb”? well, that was what my dear friend tsuya and i were saying in a conversation about the fantasy series The Wheel of Time. we started talking about how it could be better, and the upshot was […]

By |18 December 2014|Categories: Books, News & Such, Personal/Family|0 Comments

Amil gets his first guitar

This past Saturday, I gave my nephew Amil his first guitar. He’s three years old and doesn’t have much of an idea what to do with it, but he’s got time to figure that out. The important thing is that he’s getting started.

So everyone welcome the newest honorary member of the band. (Two if you count Zoe.)

By |17 July 2013|Categories: Dialectic, Music, Personal/Family|0 Comments