Some webcomics

Here are some webcomics I think you guys might enjoy...
Something Positive
Sore Thumbs
Penny Arcade
Mac Hall


Ahhh...it's summer. I just got back from camping with a bunch of friends, and let me tell you, it was a great weekend. We spent most of Saturday on the beach (where I quickly proceeded to sunburn nicely), we played football and volleyball, some frisbee, went swimming, and ate an inordinate amount of junk food. I know, it's the good life. I had to leave early, though - I needed to play with my church's worship band this morning, I'd promised to do that several months ago. Oh well, it's not like that's the last time I'll ever go camping.
I seem to have a major case of writer's block right now - I haven't written any music for some time. I wonder if the large quantities of ozone in the air at work have anything to do with that? Hopefully it will all get better soon - I need to start producing if I want to record an album (and maybe sell it...).
It also just hit me today that Amber's leaving in just over a month. That kind of puts a damper on our plans - it's hard to build a relationship with someone when they're several thousand kilometers away, and separated by millions of gallons of seawater.
On the bright side, though, my family went out for steak today to celebrate my brother's graduation. It was good steak.

Current music stuff

Okay, so, here are the songs I'm currently working on:
Song for my Father by Horace Silver
The Chicken by A.J. Ellis
Pick Up The Pieces by the Average White Band
Blue Moon by Rodgers & Hart
Haitian Fight Song by Charles Mingus
Mr. P.C. by John Coltrane
Killer Joe by Benny Golson
Summertime by Gershwin and Hayward

Songs in my repertoire (all that I can currently think of):
Fly Me To The Moon by Bart Howard
Blue Monk by Thelonious Monk
Straight, No Chaser by Monk
Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock
It Don't Mean A Thing (if it ain't got that swing) by Duke Ellington
Route 66 by Bobby Troup

There are lots more that I know and am working on, but these are the main ones.

Accept No Substitutes

Welcome to the Straight Ahead Jazz blog - the personal blog of Matt Neufeld. Here I share random tidbits about stuff - usually music related, or other completely irrelevant stuff. Have a look, write some stuff down, but generally, have a good time!

Oh, and a picture of me, too.