In the last few weeks, 3 of my pieces have been posted to various Top 10 lists on, a site for indie musicians.  One of my pieces, “Kill the Doctor (That Killed My Wife)”, was 4 on the worldwide Blues Top 10 list for a while.

Why is my newer stuff going over so much better than my older stuff did?  I don’t think my ideas have changed a lot.  What’s changed mostly is that I make recordings that sound more like records now.  Two years of subscribing to Computer Music magazine has improved my recording and mixing skills.

Maybe I’m a better writer and arranger now too.  Maybe.  But I really think it’s the improvement in the recordings that’s making the difference.  People just want to hear stuff that sounds like a record.  I can’t blame them, really.  Records sound good.  I’m just glad that my stuff sounds more like one now.