More for Your Muse – Grievances by Rolo Tomassi

I spent a lot of my teenage years in the south Florida hardcore scene. What began with a listening of Poison the Well’s The Opposite of December turned into a love for this rhythmically complicated and emotional genre of music. My tastes in it have evolved over the last 16 years and for the past number of months I’ve been […]

Finding the time

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a blog entry but the music gallery has not slowed down and I’m now up to 91 albums available to listen to. That’s the bread and butter of this site, not my posts, but I do intend to make a better effort in writing more. With the start of the […]

Working with Inon Zur

One very cool part of my job on Sword Coast Legends is that I get to be a part of its score’s creation process. We chose Inon Zur, the BAFTA-nominated composer, to score SCL because of his long pedigree in the RPG genre. Among his many scores and accolades for film, television, and games, are Fallout 3, Fallout […]

In Memoriam: James Horner (1953 – 2015)

James Horner was the composer responsible for getting me into film scores. My father bought the Braveheart soundtrack after seeing the movie and I never picked it up until years later to listen to it. It became a recurring CD in my bedroom and was such a piece of my high-school years that I cannot listen to […]

Sword Coast Legends

I’ve been gone for quite some time from the site but am now finally back. I was hard at work on a submission for a writing competition while doing long days & nights at work. I am the Development Director at n-Space Inc. and we have been creating Sword Coast Legends, a CRPG in the Dungeons & […]

Two more albums approved by me (whatever that means) that aid in the writing process. Weathervanes by Freelance Whales Freelance Whales feel like a band that came together naturally. Their music, a mixture of indie folk and electronica, is upbeat but intimate, like stealing a smile with your dance partner. The lyrics read like observations between two […]

Soundtracks for the Road

Summer is approaching and soon many will embark on road trips across the states. On every great road trip, of course, is great music to listen to as the lines in the road move by. One year, two of my friends and I travelled from Central Florida to Ohio, only to realize we had one […]

More for Your Muse – Grouplove and Tom Waits

I do all my creative writing to music void of lyrics. But email writing, blog writing, even social media writing, is often done while listening to a various assortment of bands. In a multiple part series, I will present some music I find conducive to writing that contains music. Never Trust a Happy Song by […]

Write to – the art of Stephen Gammell

It’s hard for me to think of a book, perhaps other than Ender’s Game or the Lone Wolf series, that influenced my budding love for books than Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Much of that is credited to the illustrator for the ghostly tales series, Stephen Gammell. Anyone who has seen his work for […]

Why Soundtracks?

Soundtracks are created to enhance the storytelling on-screen. Necessary in that storytelling is the setting, the characters, their emotions and actions, and a structure of events intended to entice the viewer to commit their attention to the film. When we write, we see the scene in our mind, imagining the face of our protagonist responding to a […]