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In my teens, I wrote songs like a madman. In one year, when I was 16, I produced 11 albums worth of material. During the 6 year period between my 16th and 21st year, I produced approximately 700 songs. I have a hard time believing that figure myself, but at one point in my early twenties I counted them up and it came out to something close to that figure. Since I've long since lost all the recordings and most of the written documentation, I cant go back and check the figures any longer.
Now, admittedly, much of the material was terrible. It had to be; I started writing with a guitar in hand before I knew how to play chords! In fact, the first four albums were all noise, some of it very interesting noise at least we thought so. I say we because I wasn't working alone; my best friend Steve MacKay was my partner in musical crime. Our band was called Garbage and that pretty much says it all.
I knew every nuance of sound on those early tapes intimately well, because I listened to them endlessly. The first track we recorded was called Toilet Symphony. It had three principal parts. The first involved these soaring electronic sound effects we had recorded at The Ontario Science Centre; the second part involved sounds and music speeded up four or five times, so that it sounded like flickering tingles on a wind chime. The final portion was a native choral group chanting. You can see why that track -and indeed most of those tracks - are not now in existence.
Check out my other musical endeavours
(Main page of original music - mostly songs, some instrumentals.)
(Songs I wrote during my teens)
(Hip hop and techno beats)
(Cover songs of public domain music Ive enjoyed)
The Blue Gerbils
(My pet gerbil's page.)
(Acoustic praise to the Lord)