I started writing songs when I was 17 or 18 years old. Over the years, I was exposed to many styles of music, and many players, but with time, and antibiotics, any negative effects were replaced by valuable experience. I eventually went to a local college where I completed a degree in audio recording. There I learned not only analog and digital studio recording and editing, but also MIDI sequencing, music theory, sight singing and ear training, piano, jazz guitar, as well as business aspects of music, and basic electrical engineering. It was during this time that the ideas for "Techno? Heck No!", and "Monkey Junk" were hatched. I also discovered real synthesizers, having only tinkered with very cheap, do nothing keyboards in the past.
During this time I worked as an intern in the studio owned by the Tejano Band 'La Mafia' at the time when they won their grammy for their record "Un Million de Rosas". Later, I worked in a production house, Moffett Productions, which made radio and TV ads. We did a live ISDN hook up with the radio show "RockLine" which was simulcast online, one of the first times that was done, I believe. The guest was none other than Van Halen, who gave us all tickets and backstage passes for their Houston show. (very cool) I subsequently worked as an equipment tech (roadie) for a Houston party band which played all over Texas and the Gulf Coast. I started a mobile recording business with another engineer, and recorded a number of bands, orchestras, poets, and musical and non-musical projects commissioned by various educational entities. I also did stringer work for radio interview shows, which was very interesting. I did interviews with executives, high-powered lawyers, astronauts and rocket scientists, clergymen, etc. It was at this point that I got my first music computer. That was it for me. I had everything I needed to compose and record. While I have developed a style of composition, I have not adhered to a genre. I like to make eclectic collections of songs within a theme. To date, I have completed four projects: 'Techno? Heck No!' which is a variety of songs which are all electroacoustic, mostly electronic. Many of the songs are of an experimental nature, using different techniques or ideas: 'Monkey Junk' a collection of songs recalling the music of the 60s and 70s, tied together in a kind of stream of consciousness: '20%', a politically themed collection of songs which examines the root of our country's current problems: and 'Music for Your Spacecraft' which is a spacey sometimes ambient sometimes raucous collection which would be suitable for lift off (which I am presently fine tuning.) I have also started a fifth project, entitled 'The Howdy Hat'. I hope you enjoy my offerings, and will come back again and again. PEACE!