Everybody and their brother is doing it now: writing, performing and recording at home. I do it, and, in fact, my brother does too. In my case, I play guitar, bass, dabble with keyboards, mandolin, and banjo, and sing. Furthermore, I've even built two my guitars and a bass, that last of which I gave to my brother. I do it all for fun and the love of music, with no commercial aspirations whatsoever..
My gratitude to the people at the Cakewalk Forum for all their valuable advice and criticism.
I'm currently playing with a 60s cover band called Beach Street A Go Go. We've been getting some gigs lately, noticeably at The Arena in Simi Valley. We'll be playing there in December, February, April, June.
I've been in bands on and off for the last thirty years or so. There's nothing like playing for an appreciative audience.
My influences are too numerous and eclectic to list, but just to name a parameter: I like music as far back as Telemann, and as recent as today. Like Duke Ellington purportedly said: "There are two kinds of music: good and bad. I like both."
a few guitars
a couple of basses
M-Audio Key Rig 49
Line 6 Toneport UX1
Sonar Home Studio 6
Mic: MCA SP-1
HP Pavilion a1250n
Luck is the residue of design