as long as i can remember, i've been around music. my dad was in a touring band and was a session musician in nashville for a while, when i was real little. he's a really good fucking drummer.
i was honestly too young to remember alot of it, but i do remember they would practice in our basement and get in crazy fights. which i didn't think about then, but now that i am, it's really striking. that kind of passion, you know.
anyways, it's always been a part of my brain, so i can't really pinpoint an exact moment when it came alive for me or whatever. as far as my recordings and stuff goes, the first instrument i learned how to play was the tuba in school band, and then around 13 i picked up the bass, and then i started playing guitar regularly my first semester of college.
i first started recording on a piece of shit laptop with sound recorder and a headset phone mic. eventually it died and i lost alot of master tracks, but whatever. i've written so much since then, my style has changed so much.
as it stands now, i play an open mic at the thirsty hippo in hattiesburg once in a blue moon, but i have really severe stage fright, to the point where i get pretty ill. anyway, i want to start playing around more, which sounds counterintuitive, but bear in mind that people don't always come to open mic to hear you specifically, as opposed to a solo show or opening gig or whatever. it's easier that way.
for these, i used a fairly standard condenser mic (which i can't remember the make of. it's my job's set up, i just use it after hours) and sound forge 5 to record, and audacity to edit/mix. i'm a fan of the simple stuff.