"Better Than This" (Waitress fansong)

I saw Waitress for the first time last April, the hit musical about, uh, flawed relationships and unwanted pregnancy, with upbeat, poppy music by Sara Bareilles. At the time, one of my biggest…not complaints, exactly, but something…was that it was never explicitly acknowledged how crappy the men that both Jenna (the main character) and her coworker/friend Dawn have relationships with.

So I wrote this. I wrote it the next day, actually, but never got around to recording it until January, and didn’t finishing editing it together until now. Here’s a demo of “Better Than This”, to be performed by Jenna’s other coworker/friend Becky.

Hell, Backpack, Pokémon

As promised, here’s the last of the three songs I recorded for that audition, and also my favorite.

The song is called “Your Name Goes Here”, and it’s from a musical called A Match Made In Hell that I was in in fall 2013. (As a member of the ensemble, not this character, Harry.) It was good to be performing then, and last week just reminded me that if I want to keep doing things like that I can’t wait for them to just fall in my lap.

"Writer's Block"

“Minsoo, what are you—”


“… Very funny. What are you doing?”


“… What are you supposed to be doing.”

(sigh) “I’m supposed to be writing.”



“Is this for some kind of assignment?”

“No. Not exactly.”

“Is this that…NaNoWriMo?”

“It’s pronounced ‘NaNoWriMo’. But no. That’s in November.”

“So then…”

(sigh) “Hey, Morgan, what if I’m all out of ideas?”

“… What are you talking about?”

“Like, my wellspring of creativity has just dried up. I feel like I’m staring at a brick wall. Standing three inches from the wall.”

“Clearly you can still metaphor.”


“Seriously, Minsoo,…