Holy bajeebers, it's been so long since I visited my page I forgot my password. A lot has changed in that time. I now live in North Carolina on three acres and have a pool. Alas I have been neglecting music. I have not really had much interest in music for a while. I still imagine I might find some folks out here to work with. But then at times I just loathe the idea of searching for them.
You know I've been making music for most of my life to date. I've played with others which I really enjoyed at times but at some point it became difficult what with jobs, family and the rest so I drifted into playing here in my studio by myself. Then one day I went looking for others and there were not many to be found. I'm still looking, but I think my quirky music is not what many want to play. And I just can not fathom jamming while everyone takes turns wanking on their instruments. I like to sit and construct. If the need arose, I would go back out and play live with a band. I used to enjoy it and can be quite a ham on stage. But more over these days I would really love to work on collaborations.
Update: 2018 Since I moved I am not currently collaborating with Rich.
I was collaborating with Rich Sanders and perhaps we might play live if we ever get more musicians and some free time. We've talked about doing a mini set. We will see. As for special moments, uh, yeah when I was around five years old me and my buddy Cory spent the whole evening singing out in the backyard on the swing set. that was a fond memory. Lugging my home made speaker cabinet made of plywood and a JBL speaker that I had found at the dumps, along with my amp that was a p.a. system amp that I bought from my school, $30 guitar on top, in a wheel barrow two miles to practice with my first band. That was a memory. We used to play in my Moms basement with colored lights ans tin foil all over the place. I can still picture that. I made a speaker cable out of my Moms vacuum cleaner power cable. She wasn't too pleased about that one. One time we decided to practice out in the back yard. We were so damn awful. A neighbor Mr. Mathews fronm two doors up showed up and took our instruments away from us and went back home with them. He was a musician with count Basie at one time. Well we thought that was the end of the band on that day. He showed up back twenty minutes later and handed them back to us and said "They're in tune, now learn to keep em that way"
Early on I was into Captain Beefheart , The Bonzo dog do da band, The Mothers of invention, Chet Atkins, Pink Floyd, Yes, the Beatles, and a host of others. Today I am influenced by people like Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Wilco, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Muse, A Blue October, Twenty one pilots, Adele, Sia. Just about all music interests me and I draw inspiration from many artists. Lately I really enjoyed Alejandro Escovedo.
Update: 2018 I no longer own an EIII, it in a museum somewhere.
I use lots of nifty stuff... I only wish I used it all a bit better. I'm not sure why this all matters but okay what the heck for the equipment junkies out there..Here's a list of some stuff I use:Blue Sky monitors, EIII keyboard, Windows based hard disk recording, Alesis ADAT, PreSonus ADL 600 mic pre, Behringer Tube composer, DBX 166 comp, Avalon U5 Direct, Fireface 800 interface, Guild guitars, Ransom guitars, Yamaha guitars, Vintage guitars, Fender guitars, Gibson guitars, Rondo guitars, Warrick basses, Carvin basses, Rondo basses, Vox amps, Fender amps, Peavey amps, Roland outboard, Boss outboard, Altec compressors, Red mics, AKG mics Crown mics, Sure mics, Sony mics, Studio projects mics, MXL mics, EV mics, Nakamichi mics, Line 6 products, DanElectro products. I write and record all of my songs rather fast so whatever tool is handy at the time gets used. Since I first wrote this I've added Event Opal monitors. Somewhere along the line I updated my monitors to opus one's. Very nice though I think those Ausie's went under, down under literally. They are spendy monitors but I like their honesty.
I could use someone to collaborate with, especially a singer songwriter
3/2019 Still no takers. I must be really awful. My cat still likes my music. And heck she's a hell of a lot nicer than most humans
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