Members of the 2003 UTA Jazz Orchestra

Thank you, Snodgrass

Fuck. Snodgrass passed away this morning. It was 2003. I was a junior at UTA, working towards a business degree in information systems, putting in 25-30 hours a week at UPS in Mesquite to pay for school, and spending a good amount of time in the music building for music performance and jazz theory just because I loved it. It was there, particularly my time with the group pictured here, that I enjoyed the most....

April 4, 2023 · 2 min · 413 words · Justin Langhorst

Giant Steps Animation

John Coltrane has long been one of my favorite artists. Giant Steps was indeed, a successful album and song of Coltrane’s and I was definitely happy to see that someone put this music to animation.

June 22, 2006 · 1 min · 35 words · Justin Langhorst


I’ve been very happy lately. It’s not all that often that I’m actually in a bad mood, but lately, I’ve been in a really good one. Tonight, after a 12-14 hour work day, I jumped in my car, let the front windows down, threw in Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco), turned up the volume, and couldn’t stop smiling. I’m not sure if it was just the music or if it was a combination of that, the nice breeze of cool air, and the fact that I was practically done for the day....

June 6, 2006 · 2 min · 335 words · Justin Langhorst