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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My signature song.Upbeat,melodic riff driven dance guitar-rock.Think of a guitar rock version of Mannheim Steamroller complete with a ongoing Bell hook motif!
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Another up-tempo hook driven dance style Guitar Rock ditty with a hooky chord progression & an interesting half-time feel bridge modulating between Major & Minor key.
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An up tempo funk ryth.dance-guitar rock song with a Wah-driven Ryth.Guitar Chord Progression,puncuated by a Horn ensemble & Whammy Pedal histrionics on Harm.Lead Gt's.
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A SoundClick #1!! Uptempo,near-thrash metal style.Sounds vaguely like a double time Bolero crossed with Beethovens Fifth.
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#1 on Instrumental Rock Charts & #2 on Rock Charts!! A heavy metalized mid tempo "march" variation of Pachelbel's "Canon In D"
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Parody Re-write of ELP's "Lucky Man" skewering the decade of Hair Metal!!
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A SoundClick #1!! Second of 2 acoustic variations of my song "Heavee Meddle Karma Sutra" done in a Latin slow-Merengue Lite Pop style
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The first of 2 acoustic variations of my song "Heavee Meddle Karma Sutra",done in a neo-classical-cum-Folk style.
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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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A SoundClick #1! Experimental loop based song with Tap Delayed Whammy Pedal histrionics on a hyper distorted Lead Guitar
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My self-parodying Intro song.Mock-terror narration vocals w/ a backing track recording of "Ride of the Valkyries", & a load of wildly & hellaciously overdubbed Drums,Guitars,Sound FX,etc.!
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My Theme song & title track of this album.Slow,slightly "grungey" style rock with alternating time signatures.
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Cover of the John Barry theme to the film.Southern Rock tinged style version w/ counter-point sets of Harm.Lead Gt's & un-expected key change modulations & other twists & turns!
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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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Multilayered guitar driven ballad,alternating between loud & soft dynamics.
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Yet another Dance style Guitar Rocker,with a Piano driven bridge.
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Total atonal screwing around!!
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Instrumental cover of the Neil Young song
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Minor key heavy metal "March" style with an unusual chord progresision & an un-expected Key change.
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Instrumental Cover of "Travel Suite:Happy,'cause I'm Going Home" from Chicago's third album
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Lite Swing jazz w/ a few Free-Form excursions thrown in here & there.Something akin to a 4/4 Swing major key variation of "Take 5".
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First of a set of 6 utterly atonal experimental songs done in a warped Industrial-Funk fusion style!!
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Second segment of the "Higgledee Piggledee Suite" about a really really SICK S.O.B of a (fictitious-I hope!!) Mayor!!!
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Third segment of the "Higgledee Piggledee Suite",loosely based on the "Powerhouse Theme"
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Fourth segment of the "Higgledee Piggledee Suite". Something to pi*s off Bono & the Boys,with a chopped up & rearranged version of 'Zoo Station'!!
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Fifth & penultimate segment with a odd juxtaposition of Samples from "Stripes" & "Cape Fear" set to a warped Funk Riff!
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An experimental sonic mash up of snippets from previous takes of "Heavee Meddle Karma Sutra".
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More atonal improvisational experimentation
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Instrumental take on CCR's cover,with a long solo section.
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Improvisational 17 minute Jam on 2 modular tuned guitars
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A Re-Write/Variation of "Dee Riff-Off" & "B Minors...".
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A SoundClick Punk Charts #1! Misanthropic song about assorted Crooks,Thieves & Liars!
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Second Movement of "Guitar Symphony",somewhat but not QUITE like the First,done in a minor key
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Instrumental Improv-Jam version of the Neil Young Classic
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Short instrumental cover of the Eagles classic
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Horrendously Bad cover of the ELP classic
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Parody of "Coming To Take Me Away" based on Bill & Monica's Excellent Adventures!! You've been warned!!
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A SoundClick #1! Parody mind-in-the-gutter re-write of Badfinger's "Come & Get It"!
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A SoundClick #1! Off-kilter making it up as I go along riff interspersed with samples from the movie "Blue Velvet"
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Cover of the School of Fish instrumental from the album "Human Cannonball".
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Instrumental cover of the Cheap Trick classic!
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Instrumental Cover of the 80's Classic,done in a near-Metal style!
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Cover of the well known Ace Frehley instrumental
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Instrumental cover of the Weezer song from their debut album
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My keyboard sequenced attempt at the Dave Brubeck classic
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Improvised Bossa Nova-styled cover of the "Peanuts" theme! (GOOD GRIEF MULTITRACK MIND!!)
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Keyboard sequenced Orchestral instrumentation & Live power chord distorted Guitar version of the theme to "2001: A Space Odyssey" set to a Hip-Hop beat!!
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Instrumental Drums & Guitar cover of the "Rocky Horror" classic,set to a Hip-Hop beat
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Loosely based on Paul Mauriat's Orchestral Instrumental Version
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Experimental,intentionally whacked out of tune version of Take 42 of my signature song!!
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A Long improvised & Very VERY Obscene Sketch about a series of unfortunate events........(but this isn't a "Lemony Snicket" novel,that's for sure!!!!)
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Improvised & Obscene send up of the Bush vs Gore Fiasco recorded thru a series of repeating delay loops in a technique that I call "DFXFMC"!!
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Another Delay FX workout on the infamous "Manos The Hands of Fate",NOT approved by "The Master" (or "Mystery Science Theater 3000" for that matter!!)
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Another out-of-control Delay FX workout,with a warped "Tribute" to the OX Man himself (Creepy Crawly indeed!!)
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My warped 'DFX' treatment of the Statler Brothers trailer trash classic!!
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Yet more "DFX" insanity,making Jay Ward turn over in his grave!!
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Total "DFX" Anarchy with the 90's One Hit Wonder!!
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Off the deep end "DFX" treatment of Nilsson's classic!
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And the Multitrack Man in back said everyone attack,& it turned into a "DFX" Blitz on Sweet's classic!!
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Totally whacked out "DFX" juxtaposition of the two songs! Why? Why ask WHY?
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Holy 'Lost in Space',Will Robinson!! Getting Roly Poly in the DFX Restaurant!!
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ALERT! ALERT! Bloody VIKINGS armed with Egg,Bacon,Delay FX & SPAM on the loose!!
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It's just a jump to the left DFX....then a step to the right DFX,as I make a wild UN-tamed thing out of the "Rocky Horror" chestnut!!
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A "DFX" Original!! Out-of sorts swing beat set to free form acoustic Jazz!!
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Out on the high plains,as we be rolling rolling rolling over (with a "DFX" BULLDOZER!) the classic TV Western Theme!
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And the "DFX" steam train keeps laying down the tracks,hammering into submission the Peter Gabriel classic!!
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Taking one of my own to the "DFX" Butchering Block,with Vocal 'Harmony's' from HELL!!
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First take of song,newly archived & mixed in DAW!
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The very humble beginnings of the "Meddle MONSTER".
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Early version of "HMKS" that not even "THE Bruce Dickinson" would have a FEVER for!!
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The Bare beginnings,sabotaged by "Gene Finkle" overkill again!!
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