The World of Zapatero

Outside the Bachs

Here's a movie I made for my music class. I call it "Outside the Bachs." It's a pun on the fact that the movie is essentially someone opening a box and the music consists of two pieces by Bach that... Continue Reading →

Lucky Alan

My review of Jonathan Lethem's new short story collection, Lucky Alan, is up at Monkey Bicycle: Lucky Alan - Reviewed by Marc Schuster

Orange Black Blue

  I wrote and recorded the music in this short film for my MUS 142 course at Montgomery County Community College. I call it Orange Black Blue because those are the colors in the background of each short clip. Video... Continue Reading →


My friend Tim Simmons and I have been recording music under the name Secret Goldfish. Here's one of our new tunes: You can download this song and all of our music for free at our website, and you can follow... Continue Reading →

The Furtherance of Good


Book Review: Does Not Love by James Tadd Adcox

Thanks to Monkey Bicycle for publishing my review of Does Not Love by James Tadd Adcox: Book Review: Does Not Love by James Tadd Adcox.

Zutroy, the Sad Penguin

I'm trying to get more students to drop by during my office hours for help with coursework. Here's what I came up with...

John Williams – Musical Punster?

Okay, "pun" probably isn't the right word, but listen to the first six seconds of "Can You Read My Mind" (the love song from Superman), and compare it to this phrase from "This Is It," the theme from The Bugs... Continue Reading →

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