Singer, composer, and pianist from Queens, and a founding member of hip-hop improv comedy group Freestyle Love Supreme. I write indie soul songs, and delight in spontaneous melody and open space.

Singer, composer, and pianist from Queens. I write indie soul songs and delight in spontaneous melody and open space.

Album Cover Browser

OK, here's my problem with iTunes. It's great that you can assign album covers to your tracks. But what's the point? So you can stare at the cover while you're listening to the song? Seems kind of silly…

Taskmaster

Taskmaster (screenshot) was my attempt at creating a new kind of to-do list program. All the efforts I'd seen thus far had some major flaws that I felt needed to be addressed…

Licensing

So today I finished a couple hundreds of lines of code that allow me to do all the nifty album cover and iTunes trickery that you can see in my sidebar and over at itunes.php. I want to release them to the world so that other bloggers using Kung-Tunes can do what they will with Amazon's vast stores of info. But I can't find a license that I like…

I Love XML!

Entirely apart from how amazing the concept of Web Services is, and how it's allowed me to suck info off of Amazon's servers for the music I'm listening to, I love XML because it's the backbone of RSS, and I just found out today…

Can I Take Your Order?

More on the making money front. As graduate school can only happen at the earliest in September 2004, and that's if I pull everything together, take the GRE's, figure out where I want to apply, and get applications in by November, I still need to find some way to make more money in the next year or so…

Data and Information (a queixa.com rant)

The other day, when we were at Artbots, I mentioned to Evan that I was "obsessed with data." This was brought on by the way most "interactive" art pieces function - they transform one kind of data into another: visual to audio, movement to movement, you name it to you name it…

I'm also a developer

I specialize in building tools for musicians. For the past couple years, I've been part of the team at Soundfly, a new kind of music school for today's musician.