Weekly Brews and Reviews: Game and Variations

A common songwriting technique is theme and variation.  Establishing a melody, and then repeating the original material in an altered form, tweaking elements to create something new.  Such elements could be the rhythm, the instrumentation, or even burying the original melody deep within another theme entirely.  It’s a fascinating tool that pops up time and … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Game and Variations

Chip’s Picks of 2016

2016 was a year of remarkable changes, in every sense of the word.  My wife and I started new jobs in completely different fields from our previous positions.  We closed the books on several long-term creative endeavors, replacing them with new and exciting projects. We celebrated new lives born, long-time couples wed, and positive efforts … Continue reading Chip’s Picks of 2016

Bloodborne with Adroit Theory Brewing Company’s BLVCK Celebration

Not all experiences are inviting.  There are many of life’s little moments that are meant to challenge us; to intrigue lesser known aspects of our being.  These engagements take a bit of flexibility on the user’s part.  An open mind, a grain of salt, and perhaps a spoonful of sugar are all good tools for … Continue reading Bloodborne with Adroit Theory Brewing Company’s BLVCK Celebration