Early Works ...
The songs on this page represent a few of my
earlier works collected together as a CD.
I tried to place them on the "album" so that they
sound good one after the other.
They are not in chronological order
There are three distinct "eras" to these recordings.
The oldest were done on my Teac 3340 in the early 80's,
and include the River, Hey There, and
There Have Been Times.
The second "era" was the middle 80's, in which I used
mostly 4 track cassette recorders to create songs like See Her Again
and FoReal. The other two songs on this page, Free Drum Ditty
and Opus3 come from 89-90 when I got my first digital synthesizer,
a Kawai K1, and sequencer Cakewalk Version 1.0 running on a 80186
DOS machine. Ahhhhhh those were the days ...
It's funny tho. To this date, in some ways, the River remains one of
my best works. I have to give a lot of credit to
two gentlemen, one named Josh (who played drums), last name temporarily
misplaced, and the other Rick Caughran
(who engineered it, played rythmn, and sang a backup vocal). I
played the lead and bass guitars and my old Arp Axxe
monophonic analog synthesizer on that one,
and they really made it sound as good as possible.
For what it's worth, I played all the parts on the
rest of the songs, except See Her Again which, as
I remember, had Keith Swenson on keyboards.
I find some of the other songs interesting just because they're
different. I actually played the flute on Hey There
and There Have been Times. It might be fun to re-record some of these songs
with modern equipment (and about 20 years more experience!).