Category Archives: Music

A Creative Power Hour With Jonathan Coulton and the JoCo Superfriends (Part 1)

A Creative Power Hour With Jonathan Coulton and the JoCo Superfriends (Part 1)

Before their “Telling Stories” panel at this year’s NYCC, where they discussed their strategies for storytelling, creating characters, and getting from good idea to finished thing, I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down and having an amazing conversation with Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm, Patrick Rothfuss, Jean Grae, and Travis McElroy. Read More

I Am Here Because of Tom Petty

I Am Here Because of Tom Petty

I love music because of Tom Petty, and without that… well, I wouldn’t be here. Now, I don’t mean “I wouldn’t be here” as in, y’know, the physical realm. Although, to be honest, music in general (and his specifically) helped me through more than one bad turn, so that might be true as well. Read More

Amazon Echo Elevates Its Game With Alexa Multi-Room Audio Support

Amazon Echo Elevates Its Game With Alexa Multi-Room Audio Support

For those who have taken the plunge and invested in the Amazon Echo platform today is an opportunity to rejoice. For those who haven’t full invested it might be time to take a second look at the line of Echo products and consider adding a few more to the shopping cart. Amazon rolled out updates to Amazon Echo, Dot, and Show devices overnight and announced to the world this morning that its voice-activated Alexa service would now be able to compete with the multi-room audio capabilities that competitors like Sonos, Apple, and Google have had for some time now.  Read More