New Job: Kitarakellari + some other updates

New Job: Kitarakellari I’ve returned to teaching after a two year hiatus from teaching. I started working at Kitarakelari on September 1, 2017. Kitarakellari is a small guitar shop in Kauniainen, Finland, that was established in 2012, and is located in a cellar. (Kitara = guitar and kellari = cellar) Please feel free to drop […]

My love for Soundgarden and Chris Cornell

Rest in Peace Chris Cornell Much of the internet is abuzz today with news of the sudden passing of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. As I sit here trying to make sense of this news, I am going to pour my sadness out here on to my blog. I don’t normally cry when my […]

Journal: Another New Year – 2017

Happy New Year! I wish you a very happy and prosperous 2017! May it be better than 2016. As a new year dawns, there are so many things that run through my mind. The things I didn’t accomplish and the things I did. Everything that needs fixing and everything that has been fixed. I take […]

Journal: New Studio Update

Moving On It’s official. I got the keys and progress is being made. I haven’t been updating the site for a while because I’ve been working on getting things in order with other projects. I’m incredibly excited that the new studio is finally ready to be moved into. I didn’t have to renovate it! My […]

Journal: “OLI” was released 10 years ago

Outside Looking In turns 10 today (August 22) I can’t believe it has been a decade since the release of OLI! Has it really been a decade? Making OLI OLI took about a year to go from pre-production to final released product. I recorded all of my bass tracks and most of my vocals at my apartment in […]

Journal: Naming New Projects

Naming New Projects I am naming a few new projects and finding it a bit hard to do so. I am normally pretty good at coming up with names. For some strange reason, I can’t seem to come up with a name for the any of them. So, I’ll share a little bit about the first project. […]

Journal: Autumn-2016 – What I’ve Learned in the Past Year

Signs of Autumn-2016 It is autumn-2016, the signs are clear. The air is cooler. The kids are back at school. People seem busier as the relaxed summer disposition subsides. It’s fall. The leaves will soon begin to change color and the temperature will steadily begin to drop as we head towards winter. Here in the north, […]

Journal: Hearing Aid Experiment Part-3

The Hearing Aid Experiment Part-3 I’ve used my hearing aid for about one month now and this is part-3 of my journey with this tech in my ear. I’ve really gotten used to wearing the hearing aid now. I’m not entirely comfortable with all the high frequencies I’m hearing, but at least my ear canal […]

Journal: Webmaster Experiment

How I Got Started as a Webmaster and got in to Webdesign I hired a webmaster when I launched my first website 10 years ago. I was not confident that I could learn to do this. At the time, it seemed like every website required coding and I didn’t know the first thing about it. I also […]

Journal: The Hearing Aid Experiment – Part 2

So, after a little over a week, I have gotten used to wearing the hearing aid. It has helped me hear certain things and frequencies better. It has also served to annoy me, since I can now hear high frequencies while wearing it. I can hear paper rustling from across a room. I can hear […]