Music Ed Monday (Tuesday?) – Thundersoul

It’s so nice to be inspired.  It happens sometimes.  If it happened all the time, it wouldn’t be special… but it really happened on Sunday.  I mean, it really happened. I watched a movie called “Thundersoul” about… well, just watch the trailer: Even as I write this a few days later, I have a hard time putting my feelings into words because the movie is … Continue reading Music Ed Monday (Tuesday?) – Thundersoul

VGM Wednesdays – “Elec Man” from Mega Man

“Elec Man” from Mega Man, composed by Manami Matsumae and released in 1987 When I hear this tune, I still hear the theme song to “M.A.S.K.” from the 80s.  Classic show. This takes me back to a better time, when games were so unbelievably hard for three reasons: 1) Level of difficulty was just different at the time, maybe because of the amount of memory on a … Continue reading VGM Wednesdays – “Elec Man” from Mega Man

VGM Wednesdays – “Dire, Dire Docks” from Super Mario 64

“Dire, Dire Docks” from Super Mario 64, composed by Koji Kondo and released in 1996 I think I was in Grade 6 the first time I played this game.  I remember being awful at the N64 controller and wanting to just play SNES again, so I mostly watched my friend and his brother play. Fifteen years later, I’m still not very good at Nintendo 64.  I … Continue reading VGM Wednesdays – “Dire, Dire Docks” from Super Mario 64

VGM Wednesdays – “Tristram Village” from Diablo

“Opening” from Blizzard’s “Diablo,”  released in 1996. The twelve-string guitar is such a wonderful instrument.  A guitar usually has six strings, but each string is double at the octave (except the high B and E strings).  So, every chord that you play is wonderfully full and I love it 🙂 “Diablo” came out when I was in Grade 6 and, while I sucked at it, … Continue reading VGM Wednesdays – “Tristram Village” from Diablo

Remembrance Day – Ghosts of Vimy

It was a year ago to the occasion (but not the day) that my work for wind band and choir, “Ghosts of Vimy” was premiered and recorded.  Wild stuff – amazing how quickly a year passes… If you’d like to play it, it isn’t published yet, but I would be happy to talk about a performance with you. For more information, head to the “Music” … Continue reading Remembrance Day – Ghosts of Vimy


Who would’ve that, after having my site launched for one day, I would receive one of the most exciting emails of my life.  It was from Larry Nickel of Cypress Choral Music from Vancouver, BC.  The first three lines read like this: Dear Kenley, Thank you for your patience. We would love to publish your piece: We Are Stars  There are no words for the … Continue reading Published!