I am mainly a singer/ song writer/ guitar player, but recently I have gotten into this electronic music thing due to being on the road way too long & having no guitars, only a laptop.
I made a whole whack of album length demos which are still on casette in my locker, there are about 5 or more. I did one soundtrack for an indy film called Coil, & they used someone else's music cuz I didn't hand mine in on time, & I was never told exactly what the director wanted so it was all over the place. Now after years of doing virtually nothing, only writing the odd song here & there, I have started into the electronic music. The reason is stated somewhere else on here I think. I have a new album or cd's worth of music 30+ pieces ranging from 30 secs, to over 8 minutes, covering everything from rock, to classical, to hip hop & beyond.
When I used to go to jams around cowtown (Calgary)I got on stage with many local artists. My favourites were the blues guys. They'd drag me onstage with them & we'd tackle something I just wrote a half hour ago. My favourite moment was when I was onstage with Don Johnson (former Grammy winner from the 70's, I think), Tim Williams, Suitcase James, I forget his name now, but he was this wicked organ player... Ron Casat & we were playing one of my songs. Anyhow we had finished it, or so I thought, & I gave the signal to end it I thought, but on & on they went so I had to start improvising it was scary, but fun.
I love everything, my main influences are Motley Crue, David Bowie, Cheryl Crowe, Steve Earle, U2, Maddona, Nelly Furtado, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, Moby, etc..
Compaq Presario V2000 laptop with an AMD Turion 64 bit processor. Various music programs, Sony Acid Music Studio 6.0, Magix Music Maker 2004 Deluxe, Dance Evolution 6, etc.. When I used to play guitar it was a dobro, acoustic guitar, electic guitar, harmonica, percussion, & whatever instrument was lying around or that I could borrow.
Oh & for lyrics I am a poet & I have over 12,000 poems I have written over the past 15 or so years so there is no shortage of topics in songs. I think I have atleast 500 songs, already written just needing some music to be set too, okay I'll be conservative & say a few hundred, that sounds a little more realistic. Drop me a line if you need someone to write lyrics, or if you wanna' collaborate or whatever.