April


Going to see PLAY! A Video Game Symphony in Rosemont, IL with a long time friend of mine. Pieces will be performed by the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra & The CPO Festival Choir with conductor Arnie Roth. I don’t really know anything about the orchestra, choir, or conductor; what I do know is that they will be performing pieces composed by Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger/Xenogears), Koji Kondo (Mario Bros / Zelda), Yuzo Koshiro (Bare Knuckle / Sonic), and others. Some of the composers themselves (Uematsu, Mitsuda, Kondo) will be there in person for a meet & greet session. This is truely a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Been working about 45 hours a week on average. Cuts down on free time; not that I really have anything worthwhile to do.