Credit Where Credit Is Due

Many of you have written me very sweet emails with congratulations on my string arrangements for the Decemberists' Hollywood Bowl appearance. While I would very much love to take credit for the crystalline, beautiful arrangements that I heard on the YouTube version of their performance, it is with much regret that I say I cannot. I definitely did the string arrangements on the album Her Majesty, but I didn't have anything to do with the orchestral arrangements you heard the Los Angeles Symphony play.The band, of course, had a professional arranger write those arrangements.

Well, I'm flattered that you would think I wrote those beautiful arrangements, so thanks for the vote of confidence. I wish it could have been me, but it wasn't.