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I am the band. 5 years ago I was rescued by technology, the kind that lets you multi-track in the comfort of your home, a process that requires no squabbling band members, no painful indecision, no drama. Gadgets that allow you to express yourself musically and archives those thoughts in a cyber space that is available to the world. Legacy, not infamy, in the sense that something you did will be left behind for all.
Why this name?
The title of a poem I had written many years ago.
Do you play live?
Never. The fact is, once I have created a song it's pretty much gone. I mean I would have to learn how to play it, since I build them (songs) around a wandering guitar noodle, or bass-line or a beat I hear in my head. I seldom know where a tune is going till it's done. This is where not being trained has its disadvantage. I play without knowing the specifics, so it is difficult to recall what it was I just did.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Time will tell, but already it has changed the industry forever. Hindsight will determine if it hurt or helped the musician who wants to get famous. Speaking for myself, it has opened me up to different music, stuff I would have never heard before. I love the Indie movement. For those folk who want a regional career in music, playing local gigs, selling their music and swag, licencing tracks for jingles and such, the internet will provide them the ability to reach a targeted group very efficiently. There is such an array of really talented folk, undiscovered, on the net that there might have been a better chance of being discovered when A&R men went out to local venues to check out potential rock star material.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I wonder how much longer we will even have major labels? As to signing with anyone....who would ask?
Like so many senior players on here. There was a band, way back when and thats history. This, in the here and now, is for the pure joy of making music for my own consumption.
The list is so long and gets longer with each new artist I hear.
In front of my lap top, lost in whatever noise is coming through my head phones.
I am now down to about 10 guitars, 2 basses. I use a BR600 SITB (studio in the box) and a Lap Top with a couple of DAW programs, 2 low end audio monitors, Line 6 POD Farm (great product) some head phones and thats about it.
Parents: If your kids into music, encourage it, regardless of wither you like the genera or not. Looking back many years, there is no doubt I would have chosen music as a career path had my parents allowed it. I would have been on the production side because that aspect always intrigued me.