Instrumental Guitar Rock/Pop with a "Twist"!
Why this name?
I always seem to have a lot of things going thru my brain......henceforth "The Man With the Multitrack Mind"!'Nuff said!!That's me story & I'm stickin' to it!
Do you play live?
Nope! My "15 mins" of fame was as a anonymous percussionist in my High School Marching Band,playing with about 20+ other HS Marching Bands at the nationally televised half time show of the 1979 annual Cal-Stanford football game at Stanford Stadium!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
A mixed bag I think.On one hand it Makes it easier to go direct to the fans!But on the other hand it can cause a perception of "Every thing's FREE" & nobody wants to pay for something they can download for nothing! It can also mean a lot of good stuff gets out there that would've never been heard,say 30-40 years ago.But that itself can be a double edged sword,with the rise of DAW's being available to anybody & everybody nowadays,thereby creating a glut of product that's NOT so good (admittedly, a lot of MY stuff falls into that category!!) Overall though despite of some of the shortcomings,I do think it's a positive & much needed thing for the music industry!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
All depends on the terms & the money involved!
Band History:
Started doing Multitrack recording over 20 years ago,with a high tech arsenal of a Squire Strat,a cheap Harmony acoustic,about a million(!) Boss & DOD FX pedals,a Korg DDD-5 Drum Machine & Radio Shack Cond.Mic,& Stereo Cassette deck,capped off with a state of the art(LOL!) Yamaha MT-100 Four track cassette recorder! My "Bass" in those days would be the low "E" string played thru an octave pedal,'natch!

Then a little over a year after getting my first mtx.,I moved up in a BIG way (for ME,anyway at the time) to 8 tracks w/ that ol' warhorse,the Fostex R-8,AND a real mixing board (Fostex 450),my first couple of rack FX (Rane graphic EQ,and THE original Alesis Quadraverb!),a REAL Mic (Shure 869,& a SM57),and also a new Drum Machine (Roland R-8),& a REAL Bass Guitar (Squire)

Still growing & evolving over the years,musically & equipment-wise,call me the unknown "Tom Scholtz"(LOL!),tinkering away in my "basement" studio (actually the "dining" room of my one bedroom apartment!!)

Your influences?
The three big ones for me,growing up in the Late '60's & '70's are The Beatles,Led Zeppelin & classic Black Sabbath.Basically Classic 60's/70's rock,being a child of the 70's,all the way!I do like some of the 80's to now stuff;also fond of classic R&B/Soul from the 60's/70's,but have almost NO tolerance for the modern day stuff,& especially Rap/Hip-Hop,most of which I personally find offensive & repulsive,and in some cases quite racist! Not my generation at all! I like a lot of old Country also! Some Jazz & classical too!
Favorite spot?
Where ever you go,there you are! ;-)
Equipment used:
MIDI-Stuff-

Roland R-8 Drum Machine
Yamaha DGX 305 Keyboard

Guitars-

Fender Squire Telecaster
Fender HM Strat
Fender Squire Bass
BC Rich Warlock
Epiphone Black "Les Paul"
Ibanez RG270
Takamine Jasmine Acoustic/Electric

Computer Stuff:
HP Pavilion Media Center 9100

Cakewalk Sonar 6/Producer 8.5/ X1 Producer (Multitracking & Sequencing) w SPS-25 Interface

Session Drummer 3

Amplitube 3

Guitar Rig Pro 4

Magix Audio Cleaning Lab 11,for recd.waves,mastering,MP3 conversions,etc!

External (physical real world) Mixer-Mackie 1402 VLZ-used primarily as a sub-mixer for Keyboards,Drum Machine.
Anything else...?
Stubborn,Middle-Aged,(barely-) middle class Irish-Scottish Native Californian,from the South East Bay Area Born,Raised,Lived In All My Life.30 year veteran & 3d generation "brat" of the Supermarket industry,trying to get to retirement with my sanity intact (what's left of it!)

Fiercely Independent!! I do not vote for the "Demopublican/Republiocrat Inner Party" ;) Extremely skeptical of Politicians,Lawyers,Mainstream Media,& people in positions of Power,Authority & Influence,regardless of Age,Sex,Race,Creed,Color,Religion,Political Affiliation,etc,etc!


Intolerant of Pretense,Obfuscation,Political Correctness,& all forms of B.S. in general!

I believe in Equal Opportunity for all,Special Privileges for NO ONE!

Don't want NOBODY kissing my ass,nor anybody expecting ME to kiss THEIR ass!

Don't want to take the ride? Then don't buy the ticket! :-)
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Instrumental take on CCR's cover,with a long solo section.
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A SoundClick #1! Cover of the main theme of the Pink Floyd song.Long brodding build up to a grand finale & choir of Harmony Lead Guitars.
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Cover of the well known Ace Frehley instrumental
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Heavy Metal-ized Instrumental take on The Beatles-"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" featuring multiple Guitars & Bells!
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Loosely based on Paul Mauriat's Orchestral Instrumental Version
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Multilayered guitar driven ballad,alternating between loud & soft dynamics.
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Experimental,intentionally whacked out of tune version of Take 42 of my signature song!!
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The very humble beginnings of the "Meddle MONSTER".
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Greatly different. You have so much talent and character about you!!!!

Hello, I am Countess Lekzee, and I have songs on here as well.
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Ha ha neat unique and funny