Ultimately, this web page is best served by simply letting you hear
the music that I have created and recorded, as in the end, it is the
music that will speak to you more than anything I might write on this
webpage. Check out
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Music means so many things to me and has been so important in my life
that it is difficult to know where to begin. In many ways music is
is the embodiment of spirituality and humanity in my life,
particularly as expressed thru my
many of which have been solo efforts written
to ward off the lonileness of a particular day, night, or period in my life,
to try to explain to myself what was going on, to try to give shape and meaning
to an otherwise meaningless existence, and at times, to engage in the very struggle
for emotional and spiritual survival. So music has these inward, spritual meanings for me.
Music is also a very outward going, very complex public kind of thing.
From art and artist to the concepts of audience and entertainment, there is
this huge continuum of relationships that music has brought into my life,
bands I've been in.
Through music I have met and been influenced by so many people,
that it really is impossible, in the end, for me to separate music
from the people I have gotten to make music with.
Then there's the whole technical aspect to creating and
music which I find fascinating, and which has manisfested
itself not only in my original music, but also in the varioius
that I have created throughout the years.
From the physics behind the instruments (how they make sound, why certain
sounds fit together into chords, and so on) to music theory (how keys,
scales, and phrases work to make music) to the electronic guts of electric
guitars, microphones, speakers and tape recorders, and how they work, from
quantum mechanics and solid state physics to the transistors that make up
the chips and ultimately the logic and architectures of the computers
and software that are at the heart of today's music technology, I keep learning
more and more.
In doing so, I have even gone so far as to create a small
where, in addition to my own originals and CD's for bands I've been in,
I have also produced various professional recordings for bands and
artists around San Diego.
So, from playing harmonica and accordian at age 5, to playing
trumpet, trombone, and other instruments in junior
and high school, from getting my first guitar at 16 and bass at 17,
when I started writing songs and the various bands I've been in
over the years to Forgotten Space, from my first early
solo recording efforts, to my current studio and most recent
group efforts, all I can say is that music
has brought so much into in my life, has been so interesting and formative
in my understanding of myself, spiritually, emotionally, and socially that
I cannot sum it up in mere words. Instead all I can hope is that
you'll listen to some of my music and
enjoy it !!