2015-01-01 12:39 pm

Books I read in 2014

John Hodgman - That Is All
Catherynne Valente - The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
Jeff Vander Meer - Annihilation
Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
Tim Powers - Hide Me Among The Graves
Lev Grossman - The Magician's Land
J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst - S. (in progress)
Neil Gaiman - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Jeff Vander Meer - Authority
Jeff Vander Meer - Acceptance
2014-01-01 06:17 pm

New books I read in 2013

David Foster Wallace - Both Flesh and Not
Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus
Tom Bissell - Extra Lives
Alfred Bester - The Stars My Destination
Andrew Osmond - Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist
Yoko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder) - The Housekeeper and the Professor
Angélica Gorodischer - Trafalgar
Brandon Sanderson - Steelheart
Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn
Brandon Sanderson - The Well of Ascension
Brandon Sanderson - The Hero of Ages
Brandon Sanderson - The Alloy of Law
sen_no_ongaku: (Shigure)
2013-01-01 11:29 pm

Books I read in 2012

David Foster Wallace - The Pale King
Lev Grossman - The Magician King
N. K. Jemisin - Kingdom of Gods
Catherynne Valente - The Folded World
George R. R. Martin - Song of Ice and Fire (Books 1-5, reread)
China Miéville - The City and the City
Barry Hughart - Bridge of Birds (reread)
Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (reread)
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Neal Stephenson - Reamde
Haruki Murakami - 1Q84
China Miéville - Railsea
sen_no_ongaku: (Shigure)
2012-07-12 05:25 pm


I realized last night that what I'm doing for HMX is so complicated and hard that composing music is the first and EASIEST step.

I hope I get to tell folks about this soon.
sen_no_ongaku: (mike)
2012-06-10 09:34 pm

Winter's Tale CD

As some of you may recall, some years ago I wrote incidental music for [livejournal.com profile] dietrich's production of The Winter's Tale. Well, at long last, a CD of it is available! If you'd like a copy (for $5, plus $2 for shipping), you can either track me down in person or Paypal me on this link:

Which holy crap creates a lot of unncessary blank space.
2012-06-07 01:54 pm

DLC - Week 238

Cracker - Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)+
*Florence & the Machine - Dog Days Are Over
*Midnight Oil - Power and the Passion [VO]
2012-06-07 01:53 pm

DLC - Week 237

Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall
Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire
Bullet For My Valentine - Your Betrayal+
2012-06-07 01:53 pm

DLC - Week 236

Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera
Iron Maiden - The Prisoner
Iron Maiden - The Flight of Icarus+
Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner+
Iron Maiden - Infinite Dreams
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
2012-06-07 01:53 pm

DLC - Week 235

*Paramore - Ignorance
*Paramore - Brick by Boring Brick [V]
*Paramore - The Only Exception+
2012-06-07 01:52 pm

DLC - Week 234

Oh, right.

Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack+
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name
Rage Against the Machine - Sleep Now in the Fire
2012-04-30 01:49 pm

DLC - Week 233

Eddie Money - Two Tickets to Paradise+
Train - Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)+
Yellowcard - Only One
2012-04-30 01:49 pm

DLC - Week 232

Cinderella - Nobody's Fool
Cinderella - Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)+
Cinderella - Shelter Me
2012-04-20 02:57 pm

DLC - Week 231

P!nk - Get the Party Started+
P!nk - Sober
P!nk - Please Don't Leave Me
P!nk - Funhouse

Maybe it's time to stop posting DLC I don't care about.
2012-04-12 01:13 pm

DLC - Week 230

Slayer - Raining Blood+ [V]
Slayer - South of Heaven [V]
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss [O]

Not my kink.
2012-04-12 01:12 pm

DLC - Week 229

Evanescence - Everybody's Fool+
Evanescence - Lithium
Evanescence - What You Want

I know Evanescence is melodramatic and overwrought and cheesy...but they honestly kinda resonate with the melodramatic and overwrought (but not cheesy!) 15-year old in me. That said, I think the first three-pack of theirs is enough for me.
2012-04-12 01:07 pm

DLC - Week 228

*Shinedown - Second Chance+ [KO]
Shinedown - The Crow and the Butterfly [O]
Shinedown - Bully

I'm getting further and further behind on these...

Shinedown is more butt-rock, but something about "Second Chance" really grabbed me. I don't know if I should admit that.
2012-03-21 04:51 pm

DLC - Week 227

*Men at Work - Down Under [O]
*Men at Work - Overkill [DVO]
Santana - Smooth+ [O]

Yes, Men at Work! Two great songs with good harmonies.

As for Santana...does anybody still care about that comeback? It struck me as cynical and depressingly successful.