Today, I am traveling north-west across the beautiful, albeit, warm country of the USA up to Wisconsin, my beloved home state, in my AC-less Ford Tempo. I will be spending some much over due time with my family at a camp retreat hosted by Camp Joy in Whitewater, WI during this next week. It will be a fun week, filled with good food, family time, and f(p)reaching (er, I’ll stick to writing music!)
Moveover, I am looking forward to being home part of the time and partaking of the fresh, juicy, sweet, red raspberrys from the back yard! Only garden fresh tomatoes could make the moment more perfect. Alas…
or Google Reader, as it is officially known as, is a wonderful and useful tool. It is part of the growing amount of free online applications made available from Google. I’ve been using it for the past month and a half now and it has proven to be very useful in helping me stay on top of all the sites I frequent; especially my friend’s blogs and news sites which are regularly updated. It functions very much like an RSS feed reader. I even have the ability to share content that I mark with other people that have a Google account and use Greader. However, a Google account is not necessary to simply view my shared items. A link to my shared items is in the blogroll to the right. In it are things that I found interesting and, well, sometimes disturbing.
If your interested in finding more about Greader, check out Google’s site and find out more for yourself. At best, it can be a great asset to your use of your time while online. My advice would be not to get carried away by adding every site you think of, thus frustrating yourself and effectively creating a dislike for the tool.
As promised, here is a sample of a recent recording that I made. Click on the link below to listen to it. It is an arrangement of the hymn, Come, Ye Sinners written for an upcoming project of mine. More about that when it is released…
Also for your listening enjoyment is a piano solo that I wrote entitled “The Celestial Railroad,” based off of the short story of said title by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This is a recording of me performing at the annual composition concert held at BJU on April 29, 2008. Click below to listen:
The Celestial Railroad
A new web site has been birthed into cyberspace and you are among the first to view it. Thanks for coming! This site is dedicated primarily to promoting and publishing my musical endeavors for the world to see and hear. Though at times, I may succumb to the occasional attempt at humor or other non-musical venture.
Those of you who know me well know that I don’t throw hissy fits when people mispronounce my name. That said…let me give a word of explanation about it. It’s pronounced “b-YOU-da”! Just Google it and you’ll find out that there are several places that agree, in particular, the township of Buda, TX. Just think of the site name, it is no accident that I picked this title. Just say Beautiful and you’ve said the [hopefully] synonymous term for Budaful Music. And yet people still call me Buda “bu-da.” Continue reading