Category: Music

  • A pianist’s dream schedule of fines?

    My ideal one wouldn’t be exactly the same, but close enough.


  • Yamaha AvantGrand N3: One year and 9 months later

    AvantGrand in Wichita

    In January of 2010, I purchased the Yamaha AvantGrand N3 as a replacement for my aging keyboard and to prepare myself for life outside of school. Now, almost two years later and a unbelievable amount of music later, I’m revisiting my thoughts.


  • Throwback: Mokenstef – He’s Mine

    Nothing like a little nostalgia for Z104, hot and humid summers, and roller skates and bicycles with my no-longer-little sister.

  • Project Reed Quintet

    This past weekend, Adrian and I went down to NYC for a rehearsal of this new reed quintet project he has going on. A reed quintet consists of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, and bass clarinet; basically, like a woodwind quintet but without the sad reedless instruments of flute and horn. It’s a pretty cool sound and they’ve got a really solid group together. I tagged along to hang with some other friends in the area and to take some preliminary photos as they gear up for a music festival retreat and coming gigs. I’ll also be doing their website in the near future… once they decide on a name. In any case, I just spent a good chunk of time tweaking up one of the photos, so here’s a public preview of an awesome up and coming group!

    From left to right: Benito Meza, clarinet; Doug O’Connor, saxophone; Merideth Hite, oboe; Adrian Sandi, clarinet; Harrison Hollingsworth, bassoon

    Reed Quintet

  • Throwback Song: So Anxious

    Did you know that Ginuwine’s real name is Elgin Baylor Lumpkin? That is seriously one of the most ridiculous names I have ever seen.