Aug 30

Solo Piano Work

In late 1995, I recorded two solo piano pieces on my friend’s brand new Kurzweil SP88 stage piano. The result were two arrangements I had made of songs I had been getting requests for around town. Here are the rough recordings that I made back then. Granted, I’ve altered the arrangements slightly since, but they still were some of the first recorded arrangements I’ve done, and two of the ones that I still mess with from time to time. Enjoy!

Aug 02

Melissa Booey’s Headshots

Melissa Booey, an aspiring actress from Fresno, CA, asked late last year if I do a photoshoot for a set of headshots she needed in order to audition in Southern California. You may have seen Melissa around town in various productions from Fresno City College to Shakespeare in the Park. Melissa was a pleasure to work with, very photogenic, and the day was gorgeous. We spent the day scouting out locations all over the downtown area, and came up with some great shots. Here’s just a sampling. Oh – and keep an eye out for Melissa! One day you may be saying, “I remember back when Darryl did her headshots…”

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May 05

After watching the new TLC series, “Extreme Couponing,” I decided to test out some of the couponing tricks demonstrated on the show. To my amazement, THEY WORKED! So, in an effort to share some of my newfound shopping fun with others, my wife and I joined with another couple here in Fresno to start, a blog aimed at sharing coupon deals, shopping specials, and different events in the Central Valley.

From logo design to WordPress layout, this was a fun project — and one that continues to keep me busy with updates, writing, and programming. You can check it out here.

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