Tripper Ryder

Tripper Ryder is a composer and session bass player in Nashville,TN. When not studying counterpoint, he enjoys the music of Madonna and Meshuggah.


Within four hours of deplaning, I completed my work for the week. This was a problem for me, because I’d had little experience with traveling to exotic places of leisure, and, as they say, idle hands are the devil’s workshop. […]

Regarding Bad Music Criticism

I recently revisited a review on, the preeminent source of music criticism for the enlightened man, that consisted simply of a YouTube video depicting a monkey drinking its own urine (the subject, of course, was Jet’s 2006 release Shine […]